Enticing a Child
Enticing a Child Charges in Georgia
Enticing a child for indecent purposes, also known as child enticement, is a crime that involves attempting to lure or coax a child into a situation with the intent of engaging in sexually explicit or inappropriate behavior. This can include offering a child money, gifts, or other forms of compensation in exchange for sexual favors or asking a child to engage in sexual activity. It can also involve attempting to persuade a child to meet in person for the purpose of engaging in inappropriate behavior.
After an arrest for a sex crime you should be concerned not only about the present situation, but also about the extreme risk to your safety and life if you are convicted and sent to prison. Anyone facing sex crimes charges has a lot to fear and a lot to lose.
Child enticement is generally considered to be a serious crime, as it involves exploiting and endangering children. It is often prosecuted as a form of sexual abuse or exploitation and can carry severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines. In many cases, individuals who are convicted of child enticement may also be required to register as sex offenders and may face additional restrictions on their freedom and activities.
O.C.G.A. § 16-6-5 (2010) - Enticing a child for indecent purposes
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-5 (2010) specifically addresses aspects of enticing a child for indecent purposes. The following is the actual law § 16-6-5 as it is written.
- (a) A person commits the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes when he or she solicits, entices, or takes any child under the age of 16 years to any place whatsoever for the purpose of child molestation or indecent acts.
- (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Code section, a person convicted of the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than ten nor more than 30 years. Any person convicted under this Code section of the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes shall, in addition, be subject to the sentencing and punishment provisions of Code Section 17-10-6.2.
- (c) If the victim is at least 14 but less than 16 years of age and the person convicted of enticing a child for indecent purposes is 18 years of age or younger and is no more than four years older than the victim, such person shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall not be subject to the sentencing and punishment provisions of Code Section 17-10-6.2.
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