Several varieties of the crime of sexual exploitation of a minor involve enticement of a minor to engage in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity.
Specifically, Tennessee Code 39-13-528 specifies that it is illegal for an adult to knowingly contact or communicate with a minor in order to engage in specified illegal activities with or against the minor. Code 39-13-529 states that:
"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 service, including webcam communications...to intentionally...persuade, induce or cause a minor to engage in sexual activity or simulated sexual activity that is patently offensive."
These and related prohibitions hold true even if the "minor" is not, in fact, a minor, but rather, "a law enforcement officer posing as a minor, and whom the person making the display reasonably believes to be less than eighteen (18) years of age."
When a suspect invites a minor to go out of state to commit a sex crime, the FBI may get involved in the investigation. Your legal situation is very serious if you have been charged, or have reason to believe you may be charged with such a crime. A conviction in federal court on such charges could result in 20 years in prison.
You have no time to waste if you have been arrested or if you have learned that law enforcement agents are investigating you in connection with alleged enticement of a minor for purposes of sexual activity. Contact the Law Office of Rob McKinney to schedule a consultation with a knowledgeable sex crime defense lawyer.
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Do not let the prosecution take away your rights. Protect your freedom and your future as you face child enticement charges. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an attorney experienced in defending his clients against allegations of sex crimes, please call 615-686-2115 or contact us through this website.