According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)
“…Forty-two states have laws that specifically make online enticement of a child for sexual activity a crime by using the Internet or electronic communication….”
“…Eight states (Arizona, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington, and Wyoming) are successfully prosecuting online enticement cases without specific online language in their statutes…”
Did you get the impression that if you added these eight states to the other forty two all would be fine?
Unfortunately what isn’t mentioned is, of those forty two states where it is a crime, an additional eight, none of the above, view that “crime” as a misdemeanor.
Cal. Penal Code Â§ 288.2.
Conn. Gen. Stat. Ann. Â§ 53a-90a. Enticing a minor. Penalties.
Ga. Code Ann. Â§16-12-100.2. Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act of 1999.
Mich. Stat. Ann. Â§ 750.145d. Internet use; restrictions, purpose of committing crime against minor.
Nev. Rev. Stat. Â§ 201.560. Definitions; Exceptions; Penalties.
N.D. Cent. Code Â§ 12.1-20-05.1. Luring minors by computer.
Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. Â§ 6318. Unlawful contact with minor.
Utah Code Ann. Â§ 76-4-401. Enticing a minor over the Internet –Elements –Penalties.
To view the complete statute for all states click here and visit the Perverted Justice site.