CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
18-6711. Use of telephone to terrify, intimidate, harass or annoy by false statements — Penalties. (1) Every person who telephones another and knowingly makes any false statements concerning injury, death, disfigurement, indecent conduct or criminal conduct of the person telephoned or any member of his family, with intent to terrify, intimidate, harass or annoy the called person, is guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon a second or subsequent conviction of the violation of the provisions of this section, the defendant shall be guilty of a felony.
(2) The making of a false statement as herein set out may be prima facie evidence of intent to terrify, intimidate, harass or annoy.
(3) For the purposes of this section, the term "telephone" shall mean any device which provides transmission of messages, signals, facsimiles, video images or other communication between persons who are physically separated from each other by means of telephone, telegraph, cable, wire or the projection of energy without physical connection.
[18-6711, added 1980, ch. 326, sec. 2, p. 842; am. 1994, ch. 167, sec. 6, p. 376.]