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The Protection from Sexual Extortion Amendment Act of 2017 (B22-0472)

  • The John A Wilson Building (Room 123) 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

This bill revises the definition of extortion to include sexual extortion. Sexual extortion occurs when a person obtains possession of sexually explicit images and demands that another person, the victim, provide additional images or in–person sex acts under threat of distributing the images. 

If you would like to testify please email the committee at or call (202) 724-7808 by close of business July 6th. Provide your name, number, organization and title. Organizations are allowed a maximum of five minutes for oral testimony. Individuals are allowed a maximum of three minutes.  Please provide 20 double-sided copies of your written testimony and, if possible, submit an electronic copy to

Please contact Fiona Oliphant at if you have any questions or would like additional information.