Across the nation, and right here in Johnson, County, Kansas, there are ongoing online operations that are targeting those who solicit minors to engage in sexual activity. There was time that having inappropriate conversations, that led to no significant attempt toward following through with an illicit act, could mean the dismissal of the criminal case against you. Kansas offers no such loophole, under the law, any longer. The district attorney need only prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that you sent the messages. This would qualify as attempted indecent liberties with a minor - the prosecutor's case theory. Additionally, the person you believe you are chatting with need not actually be a minor. Rather, you only need to be chatting with a purported minor.
Electronic Solicitation Defenses
Loopholes gone, there are still defenses you may have:
Electronic Solicitation Penalties
You can be sentenced with these penalties, even if it is your first charge. Depending on if you are charged with state or federal charges, you may be facing anywhere from 3 to 12 years in prison. In addition, you will be forced to register as a sex offender for the remainder of your life.
We'd like to offer you an important piece of advise, as we do on all blogs that are involving sex crimes. If you are under investigation, been accused of, or formally charged with sexual assault, you should NOT:
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