Child Enticement – Enticing Child Under 16 In Massachusetts
Boston Sex Crimes Defense Attorneys
Child enticement is a crime that seeks to prevent the sexual exploitation of children. It seeks to protect children from the risk of harm and danger that follows when a child is lured into place or location that is out of the way and under the control of potential predators.
Anyone who attempts to lure, induce, persuade, tempt, incite, coax or invite a child under the age of 16 into or out of car, home, dwelling, building or public place with the intention of committing any of the following offenses will be guilty of child enticement:
- Indecent assault of a child under 14
- Indecent assault on a child 14 or older
- Forcible Rape of a Child Under the Age of Sixteen
- Unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 16
- Assault with intent to commit rape
- Assault of a child under 16 with intent to commit rape
- Inducing a minor into prostitution
- Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior
- Exposing matter harmful to minors
- Dissemination or possession of obscene material
- Posing or exhibiting a child in a state of nudity or sexual conduct
- Dissemination of visual material of a child in a state of nudity or sexual conduct
- Knowing purchase or possession of a child depicted in sexual conduct
- Unnatural and lascivious acts with a child under 16
- Crimes against chastity, street walkers, etc.
- Internet Sex and Cyber Sex Crimes
- or any offense that involves the use or attempted use of force
Child enticement charges are often brought when there is evidence of the defendant sending sexually explicit messages through social media like instagram or facebook messanger, email, craigslist, backpage as part of sting operation where police officer pose as an underage child.
Anyone found guilty of this offense faces the following punishments:
- Imprisonment in the state prison up to 5 years, or
- Imprisonment in a house up to 2.5 years, or
- Fine of up to $5,000, or
- Both imprisonment and fine
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