The Public Prosecution Office: Any statement, act, or gesture with a sexual connotation in modern technology is a crime of harassment..and these are its penalties

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Yesterday (Thursday), the Public Prosecution reviewed the penalties and cases in which the crime of harassment is accompanied by aggravating circumstances.

emphasized that harassment is a crime that includes every statement, act or sign with a sexual connotation issued by a person towards any other person, that affects his body or honor or infringes his modesty by any means, including modern technology.

They explained that the penalty for the crime of harassment is imprisonment for up to 5 years and a fine of up to 300,000 riyals, or one of these two penalties.

They pointed out that cases of extremism in this crime include if the victim is a child or a person with special needs, or if the offender at the time of the incident had direct or indirect authority over the victim.

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It indicated that the crime of harassment is associated if it occurred in a place of work, study, shelter or care, and if the perpetrator and victim were of the same sex, or if the victim was asleep or unconscious, as well as if it occurred in any of the crises, disasters or accidents.

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