2019 IL 123910 IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS (Docket No. 123910) THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, Appellant, v. BETHANY AUSTIN, Appellee. Opinion filed October 18, 2019. JUSTICE NEVILLE delivered the judgment of the court, with opinion. Chief Justice Karmeier and Justices Thomas, Kilbride, and Burke concurred in the judgment and opinion. Justice Garman dissented, with opinion, joined by Justice Theis. OPINION ¶1 Defendant Bethany Austin was charged with violating section 11-23.5(b) of the Criminal Code of 2012 (720 ILCS 5/11-23.5(b) (West 2016)), which criminalizes the nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images. On defendant’s motion, the circuit court of McHenry County dismissed the charge, finding that provision

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