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Tennessee Solicitation of a Minor

By Baker Associates

Solicitation of a minor in Tennessee is found in Tenn. Code Ann. § 39-13-528. Under this section, it is a crime for a person over the age of 18 to use oral, written or electronic communication to try to persuade a person that they know, or should know, is under the age of 18, or a law enforcement officer posing as someone under the age of 18, to engage in a sexual act. In order to be convicted of solicitation, the defendant must have been attempting to solicit some activity that has been made criminal. Under this code section, there is a list of nine different crimes involving minors for which a defendant can be charged with solicitation. Among these crimes are rape, statutory rape, and sexual battery. One of the catches that comes with solicitation charges is that the solicitation does not have to be successful in order for a defendant to be charged...continue to full post

Full post as published by Tennessee Criminal Lawyer Blog on March 17, 2009 (boomark / email).

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