Apr. 27, 2022

HARRISBURG—The House has passed Rep. KC Tomlinson’s (R-Bucks) House Bill 2271, also known as Lindsey’s Law.

Lindsey Piccone was a victim of sextortion.

Sextortion is when an individual demands sexually explicit photos or videos. If this individual does not get what they want, they often threaten violence or further exposure such as posting online.

“Unfortunately, due to the abuse Lindsey suffered, she took her own life, leaving nothing but a note for her parents reading, ‘Before someone else ruins my life, I am ruining mine,’” Tomlinson said.

In honor of Lindsey, House Bill 2271, will add to the already existing law on sextortion, sentencing enhancements for predators whose abuse leads to serious bodily harm or death.

“Lindsey never received the justice she deserved, but with House Bill 2271 justice will be served in her name,” Tomlinson said.

This bill now moves to the Senate.

Representative Kathleen “K.C.” Tomlinson
18th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster