In Virginia, a person may be charged with computer solicitation of a minor if he uses a computer or computer network to solicit, entice, encourage, or ask a person he knows or should know is under eighteen years of age to engage in sexual activity of any kind.
It is enough evidence to be charged with this crime if the minor stated or wrote on the computer that he or she was under the age of eighteen.
A person may be charged with computer solicitation of a minor even if the “minor” on the computer is an undercover detective or a vigilante group pretending to be a child.
If you are facing computer crime charges, contact the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson and Associates in Virginia. Our firm has 23 years of successfully representing people charged with all types of criminal and traffic offenses. We are one of Virginia’s largest and leading criminal and traffic defense firms. We serve Alexandria and the Northern part of Virginia and we want to help you. We treat each client as part of our family, providing the representation you deserve. Contact us today to set up a free consultation.