Internet Solicitation of a Minor
Solicitation of a minor occurs when an adult contacts a person who is under the age of 18 with the intent of engaging in sexual activity with him or her. When the adult actually engages in that act with the minor, it is a separate offense. The consequences of a conviction include jail time and inclusion on the sex offender registry, which damages your reputation, complicates your employment, and invades your privacy.
You could be charged with Internet solicitation of a minor for a number of reasons, such as:
- Someone unfairly incriminates you
- Someone blackmails you
- You have been mistakenly or unfairly caught in a police Internet sting
- A computer malfunction sent you to the wrong Internet website
- Your comments in a chat room were misconstrued
Regardless of the reason, it is important to contact Kirsch Leach + Associates as soon as you are accused of soliciting a minor on the Internet. Many of these cases come from police entrapment, so our criminal defense attorneys will build a strong entrapment defense in order to maintain your freedom and your privacy.