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Enticing a Child

Enticing a Child Offenses

What is Enticing a Child?

In Georgia, enticing a child for indecent purposes is defined as the act of attempting to entice, lure, or encourage a minor (a person under the age of 18) to engage in sexual activity or to leave the care and control of their parent or guardian. It is a crime in Georgia to entice a minor and is punishable by imprisonment and fines.

Enticing a minor can include activities such as sending sexually explicit messages or images to a minor, offering money or other forms of payment in exchange for sexual activity, or attempting to meet with a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.

enticing a Child for indecent purposes is considered to be a serious sex crime. It is often prosecuted as a form of sexual abuse or exploitation and can carry severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines. Individuals who are convicted of child enticement will 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.

If you are being investigated for, or facing charges of enticing a child for indecent purposes we recommend calling our law office as soon as possible. We understand the urgency of the matterand your need to hire a criminal defense lawyer. To get control of your situation CALL 404-351-3000 for a CONFIDENTIAL APPOINTMENT with a defense attorney in Cobb County GA.

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