Woman jailed in Grenada for sharing sexual-related video online

Editorial Staff

May 12, 2023

A court in Grenada has sentenced a 43-year-old woman to jail after she failed to pay EC25,000 after violating the 2013 Electronic Crimes Ac. has been sentenced to jail

Mazenga John will serve 11 months and seven days for non-payment of the fine, after having been convicted for the offense of Violation of Privacy. 

She apparently used her social media platform to “share a sexual-related video after a complaint was filed by a female. She was found guilty, and the magistrate ordered that she pay a fine of $25,000 by February 2023, or spend one year in prison”

According to the laws of Grenada, violation of Privacy carries the maximum penalty of EC$200,000 in fine or imprisonment for three years, or both fine and imprisonment. 

“The Electronic Crimes Act defines Violation of Privacy as knowingly or without lawful excuse or justification, captures, publishes, or transmits the image of a private area of a person without his or her consent, under circumstances violating the privacy of that person,” the law states

The law defines “transmit” as electronically sending a visual image with the intent that it be viewed by a person or persons while “capture” with respect to an image, means to videotape, photograph, film, or record by any means. 

The law further explains that “private area” means the naked or undergarment-clad genitals, pubic area, buttocks, or female breast, and “publishes” means a reproduction in the printed or electronic form and making it available to the public. 


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