Related Information
  • Links to Child Protection Resources
  • Links to Information for Parents
  • Links to Help for Actual and Potential Pedophiles
  • Related News Stories
  • Related Op-Ed Pieces
  • Links to State Sex Offender Databases
  • State laws covering Child Enticement w/ Computer

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  • Links to Child Protection Organizations - Return to top

    Child Seek Network - A group formed in September of 2002, they assist in the search for missing children and strive to help prevent future child abductions by educating parents on prevention and awareness.
    IWF.org.uk - The Internet Watch Foundation actively combats the growing scourge of child pornography.
    ChildHelpUSA.org - One of the oldest non-profit childrens' protection organizations online.
    CPIU.us - CPIU was formed by a coalition of computer experts, law enforcement agents, and counter-pedophilia experts to fight the sexual offenses of pedophiles and to put a stop to child pornography on the internet.

  • Links to Information for Parents - Return to top

    How serious is the problem? - The BBC reporting on how widespread the danger truly is.
    Chatdanger.com - Just what the URL says, this site gives tips and information about the dangers of chat rooms for your kids.
    kidsmart.org.uk - A nice resource for parents in the UK, and for kids in the UK
    SafeTeens.com and SafeKids.com - Two sites designed to give you and your children information of how to stay safe on the internet.
    Perverted-Justice.com Guide - Our own guide for parents on the dangers of the internet and what they can do.

  • Links to Help for Actual and Potential Pedophiles - Return to top

    Finding your own therapist

    There are many resources out there that you can utilize to help you find a mental health professional in your area. We will list a few methods:

  • You can use an online yellow pages directory (such as, http://yellowpages.msn.com, http://yp.yahoo.com, http://www.yellowpages.com) and search for "mental health," "psychologists," or "psychiatrists" in your area;
  • You can try using http://therapist.psychologytoday.com/; however, they only have listings for 16 states;
  • http://www.1-800-therapist.com is an organization that you can telephone and they will assist you in finding a therapist in your area that would best fit your needs (1-800-843-7274).
  • ATSA.com - The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers has been helping people seek help from the proper mental health workers since 1984. This is a link to their state by state contact map.
  • SCA-Recovery.org - Sexual Compulsives Anonymous teaches you how to and uses many elements of alcoholics anonymous to achieve what they call "sexual sobriety."
  • SaferSociety.org - SaferSociety.org works to help sex abuse offenders get past their problems to help create what their group title suggests.
  • StopItNow.com - A website encouraging abusers to step forward to get help through the StopItNow website. An alternative form of help.

    If you feel you have found an error in one or more of the above listings, please e-mail admin@perverted-justice.com.

  • Related News Stories - Return to top

    Similar Police Efforts - A CNN story on police officers using the same tactics to nail individuals in Illnois.
    Dangers Children Face Online - Dateline NBC's own hour-long show, done in conjunction with Perverted Justice.
    Online Sexual Solicitation of Children - KidsHealth.org covers the problem of online sexual solicitation of children.
    Crimes Against Children Research Center - A number of reports relevant to the problem of online sexual solicitation of children.

  • Related Op-Ed Pieces - Return to top

    Employ All Means - CNet columnist and doctor who advocates every means possible to rub out Pedophilia from the internet, including the use of hackers and private citizens.

    Public Libraries, Children, and Pornography - A fascinating legal brief covering the problem of children access pornography in libraries.

  • Links to State Sex Offender Databases - Return to top

  • Prevent Abuse Now National Sex Offender Registry
  • Alabama Department of Public Safety
  • Alabama Sex Offender Registry
  • Alabama - Calhoun County Sheriff's Office
  • Alabama - Walker County Sheriff's Office
  • Alaska Department of Public Safety
  • AlaskaSexOffenders
  • Arizona - Chandler Police Department
  • Arizona - Tucson Police Department
  • Arizona-City of Yuma Sex Offender Registry
  • Arizona-Chandler Sex Offender Registry
  • Arizona-Tuscon Sex Offender Registry
  • Arizona - Yuma Police Department
  • Arkansas - Garland County Sheriff's Office
  • California Registered Sex Offenders
  • Colorado Registered Sex Offenders
  • Connecticut Department of Public Safety
  • Delaware State Police
  • Delaware Sex Offender Registry
  • Florida - Citrus County Sheriff's Office
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • Florida - Hollywood Police Department
  • Florida - Leon County Sheriff's Office
  • Florida - Orlando Police Department
  • Florida - Osceola County Sheriff's Office
  • Florida - Polk County Sheriff's Office
  • Florida - Royal Palm Beach Police Department
  • Florida - Seminole County Sheriff's Office
  • Florida - St. Johns County Sheriff's Office
  • Florida - Tallahassee Police Department
  • Florida - West Melbourne Police Department
  • Georgia - Atlanta Police Department
  • Georgia - Bartow County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - Cherokee County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - Clarke County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - Columbia County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - DeKalb County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - Floyd County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - Georgia Bureau of Investigation
  • Georgia - Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department
  • Georgia - Paulding County Sheriff's Department
  • Georgia - Richmond County Sheriff's Office
  • Georgia - Whitfield County Sheriff's Office
  • Hawaii Registry
  • Idaho - Ada County Sheriff's Department
  • Idaho Sex Offender Registry
  • Illinois Sex Offender
  • Illinois - Chicago Police Department
  • Illinois - Cook County Sheriff's Department
  • Illinois - DuPage County Sheriff's Office
  • Illinois State Police
  • Illinois - Kane County State's Attorney's Office
  • Illinois - Kankakee Police Department
  • Illinois - Lake County Sheriff's Office
  • Illinois - McLean County Sheriff's Office
  • Illinois - Orland Park Police Department
  • Illinois - St. Clair County Sheriff's Department
  • Illinois - Wheaton Police Department
  • State of Indiana
  • Iowa Department of Public Safety
  • Iowa Sex Offender Registry
  • Kansas Bureau of Investigation
  • Kansas - Labette County Sheriff's Office
  • Kansas - Sedgwick County Sheriff's Department
  • Kentucky - Covington Police Department
  • Kentucky Sex Offender Registry
  • Louisiana Sex Offender Listings
  • Maine City of Bangor
  • Maryland-Offender Registration Information
  • Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry
  • Massachusetts-Braintree Police Department's Level III Sex Offenders
  • Massachusetts Pembroke Sex Offender Registry
  • Michigan - Macomb County
  • Michigan State Police
  • Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) Inquiry
  • Michigan Macomb County Public Sex Offenders Registry
  • Michigan Western Wayne County Sex Offender Registry
  • Minnesota - St. Paul Police Department
  • Mississippi Sex Offender List
  • Montana Sex Offender List
  • Nebraska Sex Offender List
  • New Hampshire Sex Offender Registry
  • New Jersey Sex Offender Registry
  • New Mexico Sex Offender Registry
  • New York Sex Offender Registry Information Line
  • North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation
  • North Carolina Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry
  • North Dakota Sex Offender and Public Protection Registry
  • Ohio - Fayette County Sheriff's Office
  • Ohio - Franklin County Sheriff's Office
  • Ohio - Greene County Sheriff's Office
  • Ohio - Hamilton County Sheriff's Office
  • Ohio - Licking County Sheriff's Office
  • Ohio - Montgomery County Sheriff?s Office
  • Ohio - Stark County Sheriff's Office
  • Ohio - University of Akron Police Department
  • Ohio - Warren County Sheriff's Office
  • Oklahoma - Blaine County Sheriff's Office
  • Oklahoma - Enid Police Department
  • Oklahoma - Tulsa Police Department
  • Oregon - Benton County Sheriff's Office
  • Oregon, Salem-Marion County Corrections,
  • South Carolina Attorney General's Office
  • South Carolina Sex Offender Registry
  • South Carolina Sex Offender Registry
  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
  • Tennessee Sex Offender Registry
  • Texas-Balch Springs Sex Offender List
  • Texas - Bexar County Sheriff's Office
  • Texas-City of The Colony Registered Sex Offenders
  • Texas-City of Dallas Sex Offender Registry
  • Texas-City of Denton Sex Offender Registry
  • Texas-City of Garland
  • Texas-Plano, Garland, Frisco, Mesquite, Rowlett, Collin County Sheriff's
  • Texas - Denton County Sheriff's Office
  • Texas - Farmers Branch Police Department
  • Texas - Highland Village Police Department
  • Texas Department of Public Safety
  • Utah Department of Corrections
  • Virginia State Police
  • Washington-Bellingham Police Department
  • Washington-City of Bellevue Sex Offender Registry
  • Washington - Clark County Sheriff's Office
  • Washington-Cowlitz County Sex Offender Registry
  • Washington - Island County Sheriff's Office
  • Washington - King County Sheriff's Office
  • Washington-Longview Police Department
  • Washington - Okanogan County Sheriff's Office
  • Washington - Renton Police Department
  • Washington-Tri-Cities Sex Offender Registry
  • Washington - Wahkiakum County Sheriff's Office
  • West Virginia State Police
  • Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry Information
  • Wisconsin - Kenosha Police Department
  • Wisconsin - Madison Police Department
  • Wisconsin - Marshfield Police Department
  • Wisconsin - Milwaukee Police Department
  • Wisconsin-Walworth County Sex Offender Registry
  • Wisconsin-Waukesha County Sex Offender Registry
  • Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation

  • State laws covering Child Enticement w/ Computer - Return to top

    So, are they breaking a law? Ask these thirty-six states that have specific computer child luring statutes on the books. There may be other laws which can cover the solicitation of a minor via the internet, however they are not specifically worded like the following thirty-six statutes.

  • ALABAMA

    Ala. Code § 13A-6-110. Soliciting a child by computer.
    (a) In addition to the provisions of Section 13A-6-69, a person is guilty of solicitation of a child by a computer if the person is 19 years of age or older and the person knowingly, with the intent to commit an unlawful sex act, entices, induces, persuades, seduces, prevails, advises, coerces, or orders, by means of a computer, a child who is less that 16 years of age and at least three years younger than the defendant, to meet with the defendant or any other person for the purpose of engaging in sexual intercourse, sodomy, or to engage in a sexual performance, obscene sexual performance, or sexual conduct for his or her benefit.

    (b) For purposes of determining jurisdiction, the offense is committed in this state if the transmission that constitutes the offense either originates in this state or is received in this state.

    (c) A person charged under this section shall be tried as an adult, and the record of the proceeding shall not be sealed nor subject to expungement.

    (d) Solicitation of a child by computer is a Class B felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing § 13A-5-6
    For a Class B felony, by a term of imprisonment not more than 20 years or less than 2 years.
    Ala. Code § 13A-6-111 Transmitting obscene material to a child by computer.
    (a) A person is guilty of transmitting obscene material to a child if the person transmits, by means of any computer communication system allowing the input, output, examination, or transfer of computer programs from one computer to another, material which, in whole or in part, depicts actual or simulated nudity, sexual conduct, or sadomasochistic abuse, for the purpose of initiating or engaging in sexual acts with the child.
    (b) For purposes of determining jurisdiction, the offense is committed in this state if the transmission that constitutes the offense either originates in this state or is received in this state.
    (c) A person charged under this section shall be tried as an adult and the record of the proceeding shall not be sealed nor subject to expungement.
    (d) Transmitting obscene material of engaging in sexual intercourse, sodomy, or to engage in a sexual performance, obscene sexual performance, or sexual conduct for his or her benefit to a child is a Class B felony.


  • ARKANSAS

    Ark. Code Ann. § 5-27-603. Computer child pornography.
    (a) A person commits computer child pornography if the person:
    (2) Knowingly utilizes a computer online service, Internet service, or local bulletin board service to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a child or another individual believed by the person to be a child, to engage in sexually explicit conduct.
    (b) Computer child pornography is a Class B felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 5-4-401
    For a Class B felony, a determinate sentence of not less than five (5) years nor more than twenty (20) years.


  • CALIFORNIA

    Cal. Penal Code § 272. Contributing to delinquency of persons under 18 years; persuading, luring, or transporting minors 12 years of age or younger.
    (b )(1) An adult stranger who is 21 years of age or older, who knowingly contacts or communicates with a minor who is 12 years of age or younger, who knew or reasonably should have known that the minor is 12 years of age or younger, for the purpose of persuading and luring, or transporting, or attempting to persuade and lure, or transport, that minor away from the minor's home or from any location known by the minor's parent, legal guardian, or custodian, to be a place where the minor is located, for any purpose, without the express consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian, and with the intent to avoid the consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian, is guilty of an infraction or a misdemeanor.
    (3) As used in this subdivision, the following terms are defined to mean:
    (B) "Contact" or "communication" includes, but is not limited to, the use of a telephone or the Internet.

    Cal. Penal Code § 288.2. Harmful matter sent with intent of seduction of minor.
    (b) Every person who, with knowledge that a person is a minor, knowingly distributes, sends, causes to be sent, exhibits, or offers to distribute or exhibit by electronic mail, the Internet, as defined in Section 17538 of the Business and Professions Code, or a commercial online service, any harmful matter, as defined in Section 313, to a minor with the intent of arousing, appealing to, or gratifying the lust or passions or sexual desires of that person or of a minor, and with the intent, or for the purpose of seducing a minor, is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison or in a county jail.
    A person convicted of a second and any subsequent conviction for a violation of this section is guilty of a felony.
    (c) It shall be a defense to any prosecution under this section that a parent or guardian committed the act charged in aid of legitimate sex education.
    (d) It shall be a defense in any prosecution under this section that the act charged was committed in aid of legitimate scientific or educational purposes.


  • COLORADO

    Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-21-1002. Computer dissemination of indecent material to a child-prohibition.
    (1) A person commits computer dissemination of indecent material to a child when:
    (a) Knowing the character and content of the communication which, in whole or in part, depicts actual or simulated nudity, or sexual conduct, as defined in section 19-1-103(97), C.R.S., the person willfully uses a computer, computer network, or computer system allowing the input, output, examination, or transfer of computer data or computer programs from one computer to another, to initiate or engage in such communication with a person he or she believes to be a child; and
    (b) By means of such communication the person importunes, invites, entices, or induces a person he or she believes to be a child to engage in sexual contact, sexual intrusion, or sexual penetration with the person, or to engage in a sexual performance or sexual conduct, as defined in section 19-1-103(97),
    C.R.S., for the person's benefit.
    (2) Computer dissemination of indecent material to a child is prohibited. A person who violates the provisions of subsection (1) of this section shall be subject to a civil penalty as provided in section 13-21-1003.
    (3) It shall not be an affirmative defense in a civil action brought under this part 10 that the person the defendant believed to be a child in fact was not a child.


  • CONNECTICUT

    Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. § 53a-90a. Enticing a minor. Penalties.
    (a) A person is guilty of enticing a minor when such person uses an interactive computer service to knowingly persuade, induce, entice or coerce any person under sixteen years of age to engage in prostitution or sexual activity for which the actor may be charged with a criminal offense. For purposes of this section, "interactive computer service" means any information service, system or access software provider that provides or enables computer access by multiple users to a computer server, including specifically a service or system that provides access to the Internet and such systems operated or services offered by libraries or educational institutions.
    (b) Enticing a minor is a class A misdemeanor for a first offense, a class D felony for a second offense and a class C felony for any subsequent offense.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 53a-35a
    For a Class D felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years.
    For a Class C felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 1 year nor more than 10 years.
    § 53a-36
    For a Class A misdemeanor, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed one year.


  • DELAWARE

    Del. Code Ann. tit. 11, § 1112A. Sexual solicitation of a child; class C felony.
    (a) A person is guilty of sexual solicitation of a child if the person, being 18 years of age or older, intentionally or knowingly:
    (1) Solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise attempts to cause any child who has not yet reached his or her sixteenth birthday to engage in a prohibited sexual act; or
    (2) Solicits, requests, commands, importunes or otherwise attempts to cause any child who has not yet reached his or her sixteenth birthday to meet with such person or any other person for the purpose of engaging in a prohibited sexual act; or
    (3) Compiles, enters, accesses, transmits, receives, exchanges, disseminates, stores, makes, prints, reproduces or otherwise possesses by any means, including by means of computer, any notice, statement, document, advertisement, file or data containing the name, telephone number, address, e-mail address, school address or location, physical characteristics or other descriptive or identifying information pertaining to any child who has not yet reached his or her sixteenth birthday for the purpose of facilitating, encouraging, offering or soliciting a prohibited sexual act involving such child and such person or any other person.
    (b) For the purposes of this section, conduct occurring outside the State shall be sufficient to constitute this offense if such conduct is within the terms of § 204 of this title, or if the child was within the State at the time of the prohibited conduct and the defendant was aware of circumstances which rendered the presence of such child within Delaware a reasonable possibility.
    (c) Sexual solicitation of a child is a class C felony.
    (d) Nothing in this section shall preclude a separate charge, conviction and sentence for any other crime set forth in this title, or in the Delaware Code.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 4205.
    For a class C felony, a definite sentence of incarceration up to 10 years.


  • FLORIDA

    Fla. Stat. Ann. § 847.0135. Computer pornography; penalties.
    (3) Certain uses of computer services prohibited.--Any person who knowingly utilizes a computer online service, Internet service, or local bulletin board service to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child or another person believed by the person to be a child, to commit any illegal act described in chapter 794, relating to sexual battery; chapter 800, relating to lewdness and indecent exposure; or chapter 827, relating to child abuse, commits a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.
    (5) State criminal jurisdiction.--A person is subject to prosecution in this state pursuant to chapter 910 for any conduct proscribed by this section which the person engages in, while either within or outside this state, if by such conduct the person commits a violation of this section involving a child residing in this state, or another person believed by the person to be a child residing in this state.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    §775.082
    For a felony of the third degree, by a term of imprisonment not exceeding 5 years.


  • GEORGIA

    Ga. Code Ann. §16-12-100.2. Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 1999.
    (d)(1) It shall be unlawful for any person intentionally or willfully to utilize a computer on-line service, or Internet service, including but not limited to a local bulletin board service, Internet chat room, e-mail, or on- line messaging service to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice a child or another person believed by such person to be a child, to commit any illegal act described in Code Section 16-6- 2, relating to the offense of sodomy or aggravated sodomy; Code Section 16-6- 4, relating to the offense of child molestation or aggravated child molestation; Code Section 16-6-5, relating to the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes; or Code Section 16-6-8, relating to the offense of public indecency or to engage in any conduct that by its nature is an unlawful sexual offense against a child.
    (2) Any person who violates paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than 20 years and by a fine of not more than $25,000.00; provided, however, that, if at the time of the offense the victim was 14 or 15 years of age and the defendant was no more than three years older than the victim, then the defendant shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of a high and aggravated nature.


  • HAWAII

    Haw. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 708-893. Use of a computer in the commission of a separate crime.
    (1) A person commits the offense of use of a computer in the commission of a separate crime if the person knowingly uses a computer to identify, select, solicit, persuade, coerce, entice, induce, or procure the victim or intended victim of the following offenses:
    (a) Section 707-726, relating to custodial interference in the first degree;
    (b) Section 707-727, relating to custodial interference in the second degree;
    (c) Section 707-731, relating to sexual assault in the second degree;
    (d) Section 707-732, relating to sexual assault in the third degree;
    (e) Section 707-733, relating to sexual assault in the fourth degree;
    (f) Section 707-751, relating to promoting child abuse in the second degree; and
    (g) Section 712-1215, relating to promoting pornography for minors.
    (2) Use of a computer in the commission of a separate crime is an offense one class or grade, as the case may be, greater than the offense facilitated. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, a conviction under this section shall not merge with a conviction for the separate crime.


  • IDAHO

    Idaho Code § 18-1509A. Enticing of children over the internet -- Penalties -- Jurisdiction.
    (1) A person aged eighteen (18) years or older shall be guilty of a felony if he or she knowingly uses the internet to solicit, seduce, lure, persuade or entice by words or actions, or both, a minor child under the age of sixteen (16) years or a person the defendant believes to be a minor child under the age of sixteen
    (16) years to engage in any sexual act with or against the child where such act is a violation of chapter 15, 61 or 66, title 18, Idaho Code.
    (2) Every person who is convicted of a violation of this section shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a period not to exceed fifteen (15) years.
    (3) It shall not constitute a defense against any charge or violation of this section that a law enforcement officer, peace officer, or other person working at the direction of law enforcement was involved in the detection or investigation of a violation of this section.
    (4) The offense is committed in the state of Idaho for purposes of determining jurisdiction if the
    transmission that constitutes the offense either originates in or is received in the state of Idaho.


  • ILLINOIS

    720 Ill. Comp. Stat. §5/11-6. Indecent solicitation of a child.
    (a) A person of the age of 17 years and upwards commits the offense of indecent solicitation of a child if the person, with the intent that the offense of aggravated criminal sexual assault, criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse be committed, knowingly solicits a child or one whom he or she believes to be a child to perform an act of sexual l penetration or sexual conduct as defined in Section 12-12 of this Code.
    (b) Definitions. As used in this Section:
    "Solicit" means to command, authorize, urge, incite, request, or advise another to perform an act by any means including, but not limited to, in person, over the phone, in writing, by computer, or by advertisement of any kind.
    "Child" means a person under 17 years of age.
    (c) Sentence.
    Indecent solicitation of a child is:
    (1) a Class 1 felony when the act, if done, would be predatory criminal sexual assault of a child or
    aggravated criminal sexual assault;
    (2) a Class 2 felony when the act, if done, would be criminal sexual assault;
    (3) a Class 3 felony when the act, if done, would be aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    730 Ill. Comp. Stat. §5/5-8.1
    For a Class 1 felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 4 years and not more than 15 years.
    For a Class 2 felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 3 years and not more than 7 years.
    For a Class 3 felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 2 years and not more than 5 years.


  • INDIANA

    Ind. Code § 35-42-4-6. Child solicitation.
    (a) As used in this section, "solicit" means to command, authorize, urge, incite, request, or advise an individual:
    (4) by using a computer network; to perform an act described in subsection (b).
    (b) A person eighteen (18) years of age or older who knowingly or intentionally solicits a child under fourteen (14) years of age, or an individual the person believes to be a child under fourteen (14) years of age, to engage in:
    (1) sexual intercourse;
    (2) deviate sexual conduct; or
    (3) any fondling or touching intended to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the older person; commits child solicitation, a Class C felony if it is committed by using a computer network.
    (c) In a prosecution under this section, including a prosecution for attempted solicitation, the state is not required to prove that the person solicited the child to engage in an act described in subsection (b) at some immediate time.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 35-50-2-6
    For a Class C felony, by a term of imprisonment of 4 years, with not more than 4 years added for aggravating circumstances and no more than 2 years subtracted for mitigating circumstances.


  • KENTUCKY

    Ky Stat. § 510.155 Unlawful use of electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities -- Prohibition of multiple convictions arising from single course of conduct.
    (1) It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly use a communications system,
    including computers, computer networks, computer bulletin boards, or any other
    electronic means, for the purpose of procuring or promoting the use of a minor, or a
    peace officer posing as a minor if the person believes that the peace officer is a
    minor or is wanton or reckless in that belief, for any activity in violation of KRS
    510.040, 510.050, 510.070, 510.080, or 530.064.
    (2) No person shall be convicted of this offense and an offense specified in KRS
    506.010, 506.030, 506.040, or 506.080 for a single course of conduct intended to
    consummate in the commission of the same offense with the same minor or peace
    officer.
    (3) A violation of this section is punishable as a Class D felony.
    Effective: June 20, 2005
    History: Created 2005 Ky. Acts ch. 160, sec. 1, effective June 20, 2005.


  • MAINE

    Me. Rev. Stat. Ann., tit. 17-A, § 259. Solicitation of child by computer to commit a prohibited act.
    1-A. A person is guilty of soliciting a child by a computer to commit a prohibited act if:
    A. The actor:
    (1) Uses a computer knowingly to solicit, entice, persuade or compel another person to meet with the actor;
    (2) Is at least 16 years of age;
    (3) Knows or believes that the other person is less than 14 years of age; and
    (4) Is at least 3 years older than the expressed age of the other person; and
    B. The actor has the intent to engage in any one of the following prohibited acts with the other person:
    (1) A sexual act as defined in section 251, subsection 1, paragraph C;
    (2) Sexual contact as defined in section 251, subsection 1, paragraph D; or
    (3) Sexual exploitation of a minor pursuant to Title 17, section 2922.
    2. As used in this section, the term "computer" has the same meaning as in section 431, subsection 2.
    3. Solicitation of a child by a computer to commit a prohibited act is a Class D crime.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 1252
    For a Class D crime, by a term of imprisonment less than 1 year.


  • MARYLAND

    MD § 3-324. Sexual solicitation of minor.
    (a)"Solicit" defined.- In this section, "solicit" means to command, authorize, urge, entice, request, or advise a person by any means, including:
    (1) in person;
    (2) through an agent or agency;
    (3) over the telephone;
    (4) through any print medium;
    (5) by mail;
    (6) by computer or Internet; or
    (7) by any other electronic means.
    (b)Prohibited.- A person may not, with the intent to commit a violation of § 3-304, § 3-306, or § 3-307 of this subtitle, knowingly solicit a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor, to engage in activities that would be unlawful for the person to engage in under § 3-304, § 3-306, or § 3-307 of this subtitle.
    (c) Jurisdiction.- A violation of this section is considered to be committed in the State for purposes of determining jurisdiction if the solicitation:
    (1) originated in the State; or
    (2) is received in the State.
    (d) Penalty.- A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.


  • MICHIGAN

    Mich. Stat. Ann. § 750.145a. Accosting, enticing or soliciting child for immoral purposes.
    A person who accosts, entices, or solicits a child less than 16 years of age, regardless of whether the person knows the individual is a child or knows the actual age of the child, or an individual whom he or she believes is a child less than 16 years of age with the intent to induce or force that child or individual to commit an immoral act, to submit to an act of sexual intercourse or an act of gross indecency, or to any other act of depravity or delinquency, or who encourages a child less than 16 years of age, regardless of whether the person knows the individual is a child or knows the actual age of the child, or an individual whom he or she believes is a child less than 16 years of age to engage in any of those acts is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $4,000.00, or both.
    Mich. Stat. Ann. § 750.145d. Internet use; restrictions, purpose of committing crime against minor.
    (1) A person shall not use the internet or a computer, computer program, computer network, or computer system to communicate with any person for the purpose of doing any of the following:
    (a) Committing, attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or soliciting another person to commit enumerated offenses against children, in which the victim or intended victim is a minor or is believed by that person to be a minor.
    (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a crime as follows:
    (a) If the underlying crime is a misdemeanor or a felony with a maximum term of imprisonment of less than 1 year, the person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for not more than 1 year or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
    (b) If the underlying crime is a misdemeanor or a felony with a maximum term of imprisonment of 1 year or more but less than 2 years, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 2 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
    (c) If the underlying crime is a misdemeanor or a felony with a maximum term of imprisonment of 2 years or more but less than 4 years, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 4 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
    (d) If the underlying crime is a felony with a maximum term of imprisonment of 4 years or more but less than 10 years, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 10 years or a fine of not more than $5,000.00, or both.
    (e) If the underlying crime is a felony punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years or more but less than 15 years, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 15 years or a fine of not more than $10,000.00, or both.
    (f) If the underlying crime is a felony punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years or more or for life, the person is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 20 years or a fine of not more than $20,000.00, or both.
    (5) This section applies regardless of whether the person is convicted of committing, attempting to commit, conspiring to commit, or soliciting another person to commit the underlying offense.
    (6) A violation or attempted violation of this section occurs if the communication originates in this state, is intended to terminate in this state, or is intended to terminate with a person who is in this state.
    (7) A violation or attempted violation of this section may be prosecuted in any jurisdiction in which the communication originated or terminated.
    (g) "Minor" means an individual who is less than 18 years of age.


  • MINNESOTA

    Minn. Stat. Ann. § 609.352. Solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct.
    (1). As used in this section:
    (a) "child" means a person 15 years of age or younger;
    (b) "sexual conduct" means sexual contact of the individual's primary genital area, sexual penetration as defined in section 609.341, or sexual performance as defined in section 617.246; and
    (c) "solicit" means commanding, entreating, or attempting to persuade a specific person in person, by telephone, by letter, or by computerized or other electronic means.
    (2). Prohibited act. A person 18 years of age or older who solicits a child or someone the person
    reasonably believes is a child to engage in sexual conduct with intent to engage in sexual conduct is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.
    (3). Defenses. Mistake as to age is not a defense to a prosecution under this section.


  • MISSISSIPPI

    Miss. Code Ann. § 97-5-27. Disseminating sexual material to children; computer luring.
    (3)(a) A person is guilty of computer luring when:
    (i) Knowing the character and content of any communication of sexually oriented material, he
    intentionally uses any computer communication system allowing the input, output, examination or transfer of computer data or computer programs from one computer to another, to initiate or engage in such communication with a person under the age of eighteen (18); and
    (ii) By means of such communication he importunes, invites or induces a person under the age of eighteen
    (18) years to engage in sexual intercourse, deviant sexual intercourse or sexual contact with him, or to engage in a sexual performance, obscene sexual performance or sexual conduct for his benefit.
    (e) Computer luring is a felony, and any person convicted thereof shall be punished by commitment to the custody of the Department of Corrections for a term not to exceed three (3) years and by a fine not to exceed Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000.00).
    Miss. Code Ann. § 97-5-33 (6). Depicting child engaging in sexual conduct.
    (6) No person shall, by any means including computer, knowingly entice, induce, persuade, seduce, solicit, advise, coerce, or order a child to meet with the defendant or any other person for the purpose of engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

    Miss. Code Ann. § 97-5-33. Exploitation of children; prohibitions.

    (1) No person shall, by any means including computer, cause, solicit or knowingly permit any child to engage in sexually explicit conduct or in the simulation of sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing any visual depiction of such conduct.
    (2) No person shall, by any means including computer, photograph, film, video tape or otherwise depict or record a child engaging in sexually explicit conduct or in the simulation of sexually explicit conduct.
    (3) No person shall, by any means including computer, knowingly send, transport, transmit, ship, mail or receive any photograph, drawing, sketch, film, video tape or other visual depiction of an actual child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
    (4) No person shall, by any means including computer, receive with intent to distribute, distribute for sale, sell or attempt to sell in any manner any photograph, drawing, sketch, film, video tape or other visual depiction of an actual child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
    (5) No person shall, by any means including computer, possess any photograph, drawing, sketch, film, video tape or other visual depiction of an actual child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
    (6) No person shall, by any means including computer, knowingly entice, induce, persuade, seduce, solicit, advise, coerce, or order a child to meet with the defendant or any other person for the purpose of engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
    (7) The fact that an undercover operative or law enforcement officer was involved in the detection and investigation of an offense under this section shall not constitute a defense to a prosecution under this section.
    (8) For purposes of determining jurisdiction, the offense is committed in this state if all or part of the conduct described in this section occurs in the State of Mississippi or if the transmission that constitutes the offense either originates in this state or is received in this state.


  • MISSOURI

    Mo. Rev. Stat. § 566.151. Enticement of a child, crime.
    1. A person at least twenty-one years of age or older commits the crime of enticement of a child if that person persuades, solicits, coaxes, entices, or lures whether by words, actions or through communication via the Internet or any electronic communication, any person who is less than fifteen years of age for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with a child.
    2. It is not an affirmative defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the other person was a peace officer masquerading as a minor.
    3. Attempting to entice a child is a class D felony.
    4. Enticement of a child is a class C felony unless the person has previously pled guilty to or been found guilty of violating the provisions of this section relating to abuse or endangering the welfare of a child, in which case it is a class B felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 558.011.1
    For a Class B felony, by a term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years and not more
    than 15 years.
    For a Class C felony, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 7 years.
    For a Class D felony, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 4 years.


  • NEVADA

    Nev. Rev. Stat. § 201.560. Definitions; Exceptions; Penalties.
    1. Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a person shall not use a computer, system or network to knowingly contact or communicate with or attempt to contact or communicate with a child who is less than 16 years of age and who is at least 5 years younger than the person with the intent to persuade, lure or transport the child away from his home or from any location known to his parent or guardian or other person legally responsible for the child to a place other than where the child is located, for any purpose:
    (a) Without the express consent of the parent or guardian or other person legally responsible for the child;
    and
    (b) With the intent to avoid the consent of the parent or guardian or other person legally responsible for the child.
    2. The provisions of this section do not apply if the contact or communication is made or attempted with the intent to prevent imminent bodily, emotional or psychological harm to the child.
    3. A person who violates or attempts to violate the provisions of this section:
    (a) With the intent to engage in sexual conduct with the child or to cause the child to engage in sexual conduct, is guilty of a category B felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a minimum term of not less than 1 year and a maximum term of not more than 10 years and may be further punished by a fine of not more than $10,000;
    (b) By providing the child with material that is harmful to minors or requesting the child to provide the person with material that is harmful to minors, is guilty of a category C felony; or
    (c) If paragraph (a) or (b) does not apply, is guilty of a gross misdemeanor.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 193.140
    For a gross misdemeanor, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 1 year.


  • NEW HAMPSHIRE

    N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 649-B:4 Certain Uses of Computer Services Prohibited.
    Any person who knowingly utilizes a computer on-line service, Internet service, or local bulletin board service to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, or attempt to seduce, solicit, lure, or entice, a child or another person believed by the person to be a child, to commit any of the following is guilty of a class B felony:
    I. Any offense under RSA 632-A, relative to sexual assault and related offenses.
    II. Indecent exposure and lewdness under RSA 645:1, II; or
    III. Endangering a child, as defined in RSA 639:3.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 651:2
    For a Class B felony, by a term of imprisonment not to
    exceed 7 years.


  • NEW JERSEY

    N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:13-6. Luring, enticing child by various means, attempts; crime of second
    degree; subsequent offense, mandatory imprisonment.
    A person commits a crime of the second degree if he attempts, via electronic or any other means, to lure or entice a child or one who he reasonably believes to be a child into a motor vehicle, structure or isolated area, or to meet or appear at any other place, with a purpose to commit a criminal offense with or against the child.
    "Child" as used in this act means a person less than 18 years old.
    "Electronic means" as used in this section includes, but is not limited to, the Internet, which shall have the meaning set forth in N.J.S.2C:24-4.
    "Structure" as used in this act means any building, room, ship, vessel or airplane and also means any place adapted for overnight accommodation of persons, or for carrying on business therein, whether or not a person is actually present.
    Nothing herein shall be deemed to preclude, if the evidence so warrants, an indictment and conviction for attempted kidnapping under the provisions of N.J.S.2C:13-1.
    A person convicted of a second or subsequent offense under this section or a person convicted under this section who has previously been convicted of a violation of N.J.S.2C:14-2, subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:14-3 or N.J.S.2C:24-4 shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (2) of subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:43-6, the term of imprisonment shall include, unless the person is sentenced pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.2C:43-7, a mandatory minimum term of one-third to onehalf of the sentence imposed, or three years, whichever is greater, during which time the defendant shall not be eligible for parole. If the person is sentenced pursuant to N.J.S.2C:43-7, the court shall impose a minimum term of one-third to one-half of the sentence imposed, or five years, whichever is greater. The court may not suspend or make any other non-custodial disposition of any person sentenced as a second
    or subsequent offender pursuant to this section. For the purposes of this section ,an offense is considered a second or subsequent offense or a previous conviction of N.J.S.2C:14-2, subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:14-3 or N.J.S.2C:24-4, as the case may be, if the actor has at any time been convicted pursuant to this section, or under any similar statute of the United States, this State or any other state for an offense that is substantially equivalent to this section or substantially equivalent to N.J.S.2C:14-2, subsection a. of N.J.S.2C:14-3 or N.J.S.2C:24-4.


  • NEW MEXICO

    N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-37-3.2 Dissemination of material that is harmful to a minor by computer;
    child luring.
    B. Child luring consists of a person knowingly and intentionally inducing a child under sixteen years of age, by means of computer, to engage in sexual intercourse, sexual contact or in a sexual or obscene performance, or to engage in any other sexual conduct when the perpetrator is at least three years older than the child. Whoever commits child luring is guilty of a fourth degree felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 31-18-15
    For a 4th degree felony, by a term of imprisonment of 18 months.


  • NEW YORK

    N.Y. Penal Law § 235.22. Disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree.
    A person is guilty of disseminating indecent material to minors in the first degree when:
    1. knowing the character and content of the communication which, in whole or in part, depicts actual or simulated nudity, sexual conduct or sado-masochistic abuse, and which is harmful to minors, he intentionally uses any computer communication system allowing the input, output, examination or transfer, of computer data or computer programs from one computer to another, to initiate or engage in such communication with a person who is a minor; and by means of such communication he importunes, invites or induces a minor to engage in sexual intercourse, oral sexual conduct or anal sexual conduct, or sexual contact with him, or to engage in a sexual performance, obscene sexual performance, or sexual conduct for his benefit.


  • NORTH CAROLINA

    N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.3. Solicitation of child by computer to commit an unlawful sex act.
    (a) Offense.--A person is guilty of solicitation of a child by a computer if the person is 16 years of age or older and the person knowingly, with the intent to commit an unlawful sex act, entices, advises, coerces, orders, or commands, by means of a computer, a child who is less than 16 years of age and at least 3 years younger than the defendant, to meet with the defendant or any other person for the purpose of committing an unlawful sex act.
    (b) Jurisdiction.--The offense is committed in the State for purposes of determining jurisdiction, if the transmission that constitutes the offense either originates in the State or is received in the State.
    (c) Punishment.--A violation of this section is a Class I felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 15A-1340.17
    For a Class I felony, the limits of punishment correspond to the prior offense
    level of the offender. The determination is made through the use of a grid chart
    Contained in the statute.
    North Carolina No Computer Related Statutes
    SECTION 16-3-810. Engaging child for sexual performance; penalty.
    (a) It is unlawful for any person to employ, authorize, or induce a child younger than eighteen years of age to engage in a sexual performance. It is unlawful for a parent or legal guardian or custodian of a child younger than eighteen years of age to consent to the participation by the child in a sexual performance.
    (b) Any person violating the provisions of subsection (a) of this section is guilty of criminal sexual conduct of the second degree and upon conviction shall be punished as provided in Section 16-3-653.


  • NORTH DAKOTA

    N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-20-05.1. Luring minors by computer.
    An adult is guilty of luring minors by computer when:
    1. The adult knows the character and content of a communication that, in whole or in part, implicitly or explicitly discusses or depicts actual or simulated nudity, sexual acts, sexual contact, sadomasochistic abuse, or other sexual performances and uses any computer communication system that allows the input, output, examination, or transfer of computer data or computer programs from one computer to another to initiate or engage in such communication with a person the adult believes to be a minor; and
    2. By means of that communication the adult importunes, invites, or induces a person the adult believes to be a minor to engage in sexual acts or to have sexual contact with the adult, or to engage in a sexual performance, obscene sexual performance, or sexual conduct for the adult's benefit, satisfaction, lust, passions, or sexual desires.
    3. A violation of this section is a class A misdemeanor, but if the adult is twenty-two years of age or older or the adult reasonably believes the minor is under the age of fifteen, violation of this section is a class C felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 12.1-32-01
    For a Class A misdemeanor, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 1 year.
    For a Class C felony, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 5 years.


  • OHIO

    Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2907.07. Importuning.
    (D) No person shall solicit another by means of a telecommunications device to engage in sexual activity with the offender when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and either of the following applies:
    (1) The other person is less than thirteen years of age, and the offender knows that the other person is less than thirteen years of age or is reckless in that regard.
    (2) The other person is a law enforcement officer posing as a person who is less than thirteen years of age, and the offender believes that the other person is less than thirteen years of age or is reckless in that regard.
    (E) No person shall solicit another by means of a telecommunications device to engage in sexual activity with the offender when the offender is eighteen years of age or older and either of the following applies:
    (1) The other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, the offender knows that the other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age or is reckless in that regard, and the offender is four or more years older than the other person.
    (2) The other person is a law enforcement officer posing as a person who is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age, the offender believes that the other person is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age or is reckless in that regard, and the offender is four or more years older than the age the law enforcement officer assumes in posing as the person who is thirteen years of age or older but less than sixteen years of age.
    (F) Divisions (D) and (E) of this section apply to any solicitation that is contained in a transmission via a telecommunications device that either originates in this state or is received in this state.
    (G) Whoever violates this section is guilty of importuning. A violation of division (D) of this section is a felony of the fourth degree on a first offense and a felony of the third degree on each subsequent offense.
    A violation of division (E) of this section is a felony of the fifth degree on a first offense and a felony of the fourth degree on each subsequent offense.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 2929.14
    For a felony of the 3rd degree, by a term of imprisonment of 1 to five years.
    For a felony of the 4th degree, by a term of imprisonment of 6 to 18 months.
    For a felony of the 5th degree, by a term of imprisonment of 6 to 12 months.


  • OKLAHOMA

    Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 21, § 1123. Lewd or indecent proposals or acts as to child under 16 or person believed to be under 16--Sexual battery.
    A. It is a felony for any person to knowingly and intentionally:
    1. Make any oral, written or electronically or computer-generated lewd or indecent proposal to any child under sixteen (16) years of age, or other individual the person believes to be a child under sixteen (16) years of age, for the child to have unlawful sexual relations or sexual intercourse with any person; or
    d. force or require any child under sixteen (16) years of age or other individual the person believes to be a child under sixteen (16) years of age, to view any obscene materials, child pornography or materials deemed harmful to minors as such terms are defined by Sections 1024.1 and 1040.75 of this title.
    Any person convicted of any violation of subsection A of this section shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for not less than one (1) year nor more than twenty (20) years. The provisions of this section shall not apply unless the accused is at least three (3) years older than the victim. Any person convicted of a second or subsequent violation of subsection A of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable as provided in this subsection and shall not be eligible for probation, suspended or deferred sentence. Any person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of subsection A of this section shall be guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of life or life without parole, in the discretion of the jury, or in case the jury fails or refuses to fix punishment then the same shall be pronounced by the court. Any person convicted of a violation of this subsection after having been twice convicted of a violation of subsection A of Section 1114 of this title, Section 888 of this title, sexual abuse of a child pursuant to Section 7115 of Title 10 of the Oklahoma Statutes, or of any attempt to commit any of these offenses or any combination of convictions pursuant to these sections shall be punished by imprisonment in the State Penitentiary for a term of life or life without parole.


  • PENNSYLVANIA

    18 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 6318. Unlawful contact with minor.
    (a) Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he is intentionally in contact with a minor for the
    purpose of engaging in an activity prohibited under any of the following, and either the person initiating the contact or the person being contacted is within this Commonwealth:
    (1) Any of the offenses enumerated in Chapter 31 (relating to sexual offenses).
    (2) Open lewdness as defined in section 5901 (relating to open lewdness).
    (3) Prostitution as defined in section 5902 (relating to prostitution and related offenses).
    (4) Obscene and other sexual materials and performances as defined in section 5903 (relating to obscene and other sexual materials and performances).
    (5) Sexual abuse of children as defined in section 6312 (relating to sexual abuse of children).
    (6) Sexual exploitation of children as defined in section 6320 (relating to sexual exploitation of children).
    (b) Grading.--A violation of subsection (a) is:
    (1) an offense of the same grade and degree as the most serious underlying offense in subsection (a) for which the defendant contacted the minor; or
    (2) a misdemeanor of the first degree; whichever is greater.
    (b.1) Concurrent jurisdiction to prosecute.--The Attorney General shall have concurrent prosecutorial jurisdiction with the district attorney for violations under this section and any crime arising out of the activity prohibited by this section when the person charged with a violation of this section contacts a minor through the use of a computer, computer system or computer network. No person charged with a violation of this section by the Attorney General shall have standing to challenge the authority of the Attorney General to prosecute the case, and, if any such challenge is made, the challenge shall be dismissed and no relief shall be available in the courts of this Commonwealth to the person making the challenge.


  • SOUTH DAKOTA

    S.D. Codified Laws § 22-22-24.4 "Minor" and "solicit" defined.
    Terms used in § 22-22-24.5 mean:
    (1) "Minor," a person fifteen years of age or younger; and
    (2) "Solicit," to seduce, lure, entice or persuade, or attempt to seduce, lure, entice or persuade a specific person by telephone, in person, by letter, by using a computer or any other electronic means.
    S.D. Codified Laws § 22-22-24.5 Solicitation of a minor -- Penalties -- Mental examination.
    A person is guilty of solicitation of a minor if the person eighteen years of age or older:
    (1) Solicits a minor, or someone the person reasonably believes is a minor, to engage in a prohibited sexual act; or
    (2) Knowingly compiles or transmits by means of a computer; or prints, publishes or reproduces by other computerized means; or buys, sells, receives, exchanges or disseminates, any notice, statement or advertisement of any minor's name, telephone number, place of residence, physical characteristics or other descriptive or identifying information for the purpose of soliciting a minor or someone the person reasonably believes is a minor to engage in a prohibited sexual act.
    The fact that an undercover operative or law enforcement officer was involved in the detection and investigation of an offense under this section does not constitute a defense to a prosecution under this section.
    Consent to performing a prohibited sexual act by a minor or a minor's parent, guardian, or custodian, or mistake as to the minor's age is not a defense to a charge of violating this section.
    A violation of this section is a Class 6 felony. If a person is convicted of a second or subsequent violation of this section within fifteen years of the prior conviction, the violation is a Class 5 felony. Further, the court shall order a mental examination of the person. The examiner shall report to the court whether treatment of the person is indicated.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 22-6-1
    For a Class 5 felony, by a term of imprisonment of 5 years.
    For a Class 6 felony, by a term of imprisonment of 2 years.


  • TENNESSEE

    Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-528. Solicitation of person under 18 years of age.
    (a) It is an offense for a person eighteen (18) years of age or older, by means of oral, written or electronic communication, electronic mail or Internet services, directly or through another, to intentionally command, request or hire a person who the person making the solicitation knows or should know is less than eighteen (18) years of age to engage in conduct that if completed would constitute a violation by the soliciting adult of one (1) or more of the following offenses:
    (1) Rape of a child pursuant to § 39-13-522;
    (2) Aggravated rape pursuant to § 39-13-502;
    (3) Rape pursuant to § 39-13-503;
    (4) Aggravated sexual battery pursuant to § 39-13-504;
    (5) Sexual battery pursuant to § 39-13-505;
    (6) Statutory rape pursuant to § 39-13-506; and
    (7) Especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor pursuant to § 39- 17-1005.
    (b) It is no defense that the solicitation was unsuccessful and the conduct solicited was not engaged in. It is no defense that if the solicited conduct were engaged in the minor would not commit any of the listed offenses. It is no defense that the minor solicited was unaware of the criminal nature of the conduct solicited.
    (c) A violation of this section is a Class E felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 40-35-111
    For a Class E felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 1 year and no more than 6 years.


  • UTAH

    Utah Code Ann. § 76-4-401. Enticing a minor over the Internet --Elements --Penalties.
    (1) A person commits enticement of a minor over the Internet when the person knowingly uses a computer to solicit, seduce, lure, or entice, or attempts to use a computer to solicit, seduce, lure, or entice a minor or a person the defendant believes to be a minor to engage in any sexual activity which is a violation of state criminal law.
    (2) It is not a defense to the crime of enticing a minor under Subsection (1), or an attempt to commit this offense, that a law enforcement officer or an undercover operative who is working with a law enforcement agency was involved in the detection or investigation of the offense.
    (3) An enticement of a minor under Subsection (1) with the intent to commit:
    (a) a first degree felony is a second degree felony;
    (b) a second degree felony is a third degree felony;
    (c) a third degree felony is a class A misdemeanor;
    (d) a class A misdemeanor is a class B misdemeanor; and
    (e) a class B misdemeanor is a class C misdemeanor.


  • VERMONT

    Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 13, § 2828. Use of electronic communication to lure a child.
    No person shall knowingly utilize an electronic communication to solicit, lure, or entice, or to attempt to solicit, lure, or entice, a child under the age of 16 or another person believed by the person to be a child under the age of 16, to engage in a sexual act as defined in section 3251 of this title or engage in lewd and lascivious conduct as defined in section 2602 of this title.


  • VIRGINIA

    Va. Code Ann. § 18.2-374.3. Use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.
    A. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a communications system, including but not limited to computers or computer networks or bulletin boards, or any other electronic means for the purposes of procuring or promoting the use of a minor for any activity in violation of state indecent liberties with a child statutes, or state possession and dissemination of pornography statutes. A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 6 felony.
    B. It shall be unlawful for any person over the age of 18 to use a communications system, including but not limited to computers or computer networks or bulletin boards, or any other electronic means, for the purposes of soliciting any person he knows or has reason to believe is a child less than 18 years of age in violation of state sexual offense statutes. A violation of this section shall be punishable as a Class 5 felony.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 18.2-10
    For a Class 5 felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 1 year and no more than 10 years.
    For a Class 6 felony, by a term of imprisonment not less than 1 year and no more than 5 years.


  • WEST VIRGINIA

    WV Stat. §61-3C-14b. Soliciting, etc. a minor via computer; penalty.
    Any person over the age of eighteen, who knowingly uses a computer to solicit, entice, seduce or lure, or attempt to solicit, entice, seduce or lure, a minor known or believed to be at least four years younger than the person using the computer or a person he or she believes to be such a minor, to commit any illegal act proscribed by the provisions of article eight, eight-b, eight-c or eight-d of this chapter, or any felony offense under section four hundred one, article four, chapter sixty-a of this code, is guilty of a felony and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or imprisoned in a state correctional facility not less than two nor more than ten years, or both.


  • WISCONSIN

    Wis. Stat. Ann. § 948.075. Use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.
    (1) Whoever uses a computerized communication system to communicate with an individual who the actor believes or has reason to believe has not attained the age of 16 years with intent have sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the individual is guilty of a Class D felony.
    (2) This section does not apply if, at the time of the communication, the actor reasonably believed that the age of the person to whom the communication was sent was no more than 24 months less than the age of the actor.
    (3) Proof that the actor did an act, other than use a computerized communication system to communicate with the individual, to effect the actor's intent under sub. (1) shall be necessary to prove that intent.
    Punishment/Sentencing
    § 939.50
    For a Class D felony, by a term of imprisonment not to exceed 25 years.


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