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Electronic Solicitation or Luring of Children: Sta

State Laws: Electronic Solicitation or Luring of Children

1/5/2014

The Internet can offer many educational resources and enriching experiences for children, but many parents are concerned about online threat to their safety. Most states specifically prohibit electronic solicitation or use of a computer for the purpose of luring children for sexually exploitive purposes. Laws noted with an asterisk (*), however, do not have specific references to electronic communication, or may use general language (such as "by any means") and could therefore still be used to prosecute these types of offenses.

The Crimes Against Children Resource Center at the University of New Hampshire and the U.S. Department of Justice have additional resources and statistics about child sexual exploitation and prevention.

Alabama 

Ala. Code § 13A-6-120, -121, -122, -123, -126-127 

Alaska

Alaska Statutes § 11.41-452

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 13-1554*

Arkansas

Ark. Code §§ 5-27-306, 5-27-601, 5-27-603

California

Cal. Penal Code §§ 288.2, 288.3

Colorado

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 13-21-1001 to -1003, 18-3-305 to -306

Connecticut

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53a-90a

Delaware

Del. Code. tit. 11 § 1112A

Florida

Fla. Stat. § 847.0135

Georgia

Ga. Code § 16-12-100.2

Hawaii

Hawaii Rev. Stat. §§ 707.756, 707.757, 708.893

Idaho

Idaho Code § 18-1509A

Illinois

720 ILCS 5/11-6, 720 ILCS 5/10-5.1, 720 ILCS 5/11-25720 ILCS 5/11-26

Indiana

Ind. Code § 35-42-4-6

Iowa Iowa Code § 710.10*
 
Kansas

Kan. Stat. §§ 21-5510, 21-5509 21-5510, 21-5509

Kentucky

Ky. Rev. Stat. § 510.155

Louisiana

La. Rev. Stat. § 14:81.3

Maine*

Me. Rev. Stat. tit. 17-A § 259

Maryland

Md. Criminal Law Code §§ 3-324, 11-207

Massachusetts

MGL 265 §§ 28, 31 

Michigan

Mich. Comp. Laws §§ 750.145a, 750.145b, 750.145d

Minnesota

Minn. Stat. § 609.352

Mississippi

Miss. Code §§ 97-5-27, 97-5-33

Missouri

Mo. Rev. Stat. § 566.151

Montana

Montana Code Ann. § 45-5-625

Nebraska

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-320.02

Nevada

Nev. Rev. Stat. § 201.560

New Hampshire

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 649-B:4

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. § 2C:13-6

New Mexico

N.M. Stat. § 30-37-3.2

New York

N.Y. Penal Law § 235.22

North Carolina

N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-202.3

North Dakota

N.D. Cent. Code § 12.1-20-05.1

Ohio

Ohio Rev. Code § 2907.07

Oklahoma

Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1040.13a, 21 § 1123

Oregon

ORS §§ 163.432 to .434

Pennsylvania

Pa. Cons. Stat. tit . 18, § 6318

Rhode Island

R.I.  Gen. Laws § 11-37-8.8

South Carolina*

S.C. Code § 16-15-342*

South Dakota

S.D. Codified Laws § 22-24A-422-24A-5 

Tennessee

Tenn. Code § 39-13-528

Texas

Tex. Penal Code § 33.021

Utah

Utah Code § 76-4-401

Vermont

Vt. Stat. tit. 13 § 2828

Virginia

Va. Code §§ 18.2-374.3

Washington

Rev. Code Wash. § 9.68A.090

West Virginia

W. Va. Code § 61-3C-14b

Wisconsin

Wis. Stat. § 948.075

Wyoming*

 

 Wyo. Stat. § 6-2-318*

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