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Understanding Indecent Solicitation of a Child and
Enticement of a Child Charges
Indecent solicitation of a child is a serious crime in Rhode Island, separate from enticement of a child. Under Rhode Island General Laws § 11-37-8.8, it is illegal for any person to solicit, invite, or persuade a child under the age of 18 to engage in any sexual activity that would constitute a criminal offense. The penalties for this crime can be severe, including imprisonment and significant fines.
Enticement of a child, as defined in Rhode Island General Laws § 11-26-1.5, involves attempting to lure, entice, or persuade a child under the age of 16 to enter a vehicle, dwelling, or other secluded place for the purpose of committing a sexual assault or abduction. While both crimes involve similar actions, the main difference between the two is the specific criminal intent and age of the child.
At the Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm, our experienced attorneys understand the nuances of Rhode Island's laws on enticement and indecent solicitation of a child. If you are facing charges for either of these offenses, call us today at 401-228-8271 for a free consultation. We will aggressively defend your rights and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
Potential Penalties and Consequences for Enticement and Indecent Solicitation of a Child Charges
The penalties for both enticement of a child and indecent solicitation of a child in Rhode Island can be severe. A conviction can lead to imprisonment, fines, and registration as a sex offender, which can have long-lasting consequences on your personal and professional life. The specific penalties for each offense are:
Enticement of a child (Rhode Island General Laws § 11-26-1.5):
- Imprisonment for up to 5 years
- Fine of up to $5,000
Penalty for Indecent solicitation of a child (Rhode Island General Laws § 11-37-8.9):
- Minimum of 5 Years in Prison
- Fine of up to $5,000
Why Choose Our Child Enticement and Indecent Solicitation Defense Attorneys
The Marin, Barrett, and Murphy Law Firm is dedicated to providing aggressive, personalized representation for individuals facing enticement of a child and indecent solicitation of a child charges in Rhode Island. Our experienced attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf. When you choose us to represent you, you can trust that we will fight for the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today at 401-228-8271 for a free, confidential consultation.
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§ 11-26-1.5 Enticement of children
(a) A person shall be guilty of a felony if that person attempts to persuade, or persuades a minor child under the age of sixteen (16) years, whether by words or actions or both, with intent to engage in felonious conduct against that child to either:
(1) Leave the child's home or school;
(2) Enter a vehicle or building; or
(3) Enter an area, with the intent that the child shall be concealed from public view; while the person is acting without the authority of: (i) the custodial parent of the child, (ii) the state of Rhode Island or a political subdivision of the state, or (iii) one having legal custody of the minor child. Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prevent the lawful detention of a minor child or the rendering of aid or assistance to a minor child.
(b) Every person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than five (5) years, or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars ($5,000), or by both fine and imprisonment.
(c) Every person convicted of, or placed on probation for a violation of this section, may be ordered to attend appropriate professional counseling to address his or her behavior.
§ 11-37-8.8 Indecent Solicitation of a Child
(a) A person is guilty of indecent solicitation of a child if he or she knowingly solicits another person under eighteen (18) years of age or one whom he or she believes is a person under eighteen (18) years of age for the purpose of engaging in an act of prostitution or in any act in violation of chapter 9, 34, or 37 of this title.
(b) As used in this section, the word “solicit” or “solicitation” means to command, authorize, urge, incite, request, or advise another to perform an act by any means including, but not limited to, in person, over the phone, in writing, by computer, through the Internet, or by advertisement of any kind.