Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation (A.R.S §13-3553) typically takes place online in a chat room online. The word “luring” means to entice or tempt. Chatting online can sometimes turn dangerous when an adult decides to see if he or she can lure someone they’ve been chatting with to meet for sex. When that someone is a minor or says they are a minor, especially under the age of 14, there is trouble ahead. Watch the video below for more information.
Many times, the “child” that the defendant has been chatting with is an undercover cop posing as a child. When the defendant shows up expecting to meet his online partner, he or she is met with a cop instead. In this situation the defendant is likely to get probation with up to a year in jail. If the minor turns out to not be a cop, and is actually a child, the crime is categorized as a DCAC (Dangerous Crimes Against Children). The penalty for this is between 5-15 years in prison.
If you’ve been charged with Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation, please call us. We can help you figure out your options and discuss details of what happened. There are successful defenses that our experienced attorneys have used and there is hope. You do need to contact an attorney because sex crimes are taken seriously. And you will need to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life. Check out the victories our law firm has had regarding sex crimes. There is hope.
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