It is illegal for a person to communicate with a minor for immoral purposes. Immoral purposes are essentially communications of a sexual or obscene nature.
CMIP is a gross misdemeanor unless the communication takes the form of an electronic communication or the person charged has previously been convicted of CMIP or a felony sex offense. Both the gross misdemeanor and felony version of CMIP require registration as a sex offender.
Allegations of illegal behavior involving electronic communications, photography, or video can be some of the most damaging and difficult to address as these materials can be seized by law enforcement and become damaging evidence of a crime.
"Stings" created by law enforcement to trap individuals into criminal activity through use of electronic communication such as computer chat rooms and websites advertising sex with minors are prevalent and often high priorities for law enforcement.
No one has taken the crime of soliciting a prostitute more seriously than the city of Seattle.
City Attorney Pete Holmes asked the city council to change the name of the crime from "soliciting a prostitute" to "sexual exploitation".
In some instances, individuals receive child pornography in "batches" of pornography when they have not actually sought child pornography.
He consented to a search of his hotel room, where FBI agents found sexual toys and a laptop with images of child pornography, a government press release says. attorney, told that the trial “was all very salacious.
Former sex partners testified at Knowles’ trial that he was not attracted to underage girls, reports. I got educated, we’ll put it that way, and my job is pornography prosecution.” Knowles was convicted in August of interstate travel with the intention of engaging in sex with a minor, and coercion and enticement of a minor.
The “girl” was an FBI agent who traded messages with Knowles in a chat room called “taboo.” The agent sent Knowles a picture of his own underage daughter to convince him the girl was real, the newspaper account says.
Prosecutors said Knowles bought wine and condoms before going to a train station to meet the girl.