Legal Advice About Enticing a Minor Over the Internet Charges

In Utah and many states in the nation legislatures have had to update their criminal code to include offenses that have taken place over the internet. One of these crimes is that of enticing a minor over the internet. With the rise in internet sex predators and online sex crimes the Utah legislature found it necessary to create a new class of crime to deal with this new offense. The criminal code describes the crime as knowingly using or attempting to use the internet or text messaging to solicit, seduce, lure, or entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. The state has a task force dedicated to internet crimes against minors as do many counties.

False Assumptions of Anonymity

Enticing a minor over the internet is a serious crime.
Law enforcement pose as minors in chat rooms to catch would be perpetrators.

A large number of individuals on the internet believe that their internet surfing and the like is completely anonymous and that their actions on the internet cannot be traced back to them. They view the internet as some alternate reality where they can do things that they normally would not do in real life because they don’t have to pay the consequences of those actions. In reality the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force uses technology that can trace a persons internet activity back to them and provide the necessary evidence to convict a person of crimes such as enticing a minor over the internet.

Defending Against Sex Crimes | Utah Criminal Defense Attorney

One of the more serious crimes a person can be charged with as far as socially negative stigma is concerned is a sex crime. In many cases when a person is charged with a sex crime they are immediately shunned from society regardless of whether or not their are innocent. With so much at stake it is important that any individual charged with a sex crime hires a competent attorney. At Salcido Law Firm all of our attorneys are very well experienced in defending against sex crimes and they now how important it is to the client to be able to clear their name. If you or a loved one has been charged with a sex crime in Utah like enticing a minor over the internet then call Salcido Law Firm today. We can set up a free consultation with you and answer all of your questions with no cost to you.