-- Anyone using the advanced technology of an aerial drone to undertake the
age-old crime of voyeurism could be charged with a new offense under a
measure approved by the Indiana Senate.
State Sen. Eric
Koch said Tuesday that his peeping drone bill “keeps the law ahead of
The measure by the
Bedford Republican creates a “remote aerial voyeurism” crime and addresses
penalties for sex offenders operating drones inappropriately. The charge
could be elevated to a felony if a person has prior unrelated convictions
for the same offense.
The bill also bars
people from using drones to interfere with public safety officials or harass
someone via drone.
The measure was
overwhelmingly approved on a 50-0 vote and now moves to the House for