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What is considered solicitation of a minor?

Charged with Solicitation of a minor in Wisconsin? Get legal help from Eisenberg Law

The recent emphasis on sexual harassment in Hollywood and other industries has drawn attention to the solicitation of minors, particularly in the case of Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused by several women of harassment when the women were teenagers. Solicitation of a minor is a crime that can occur both on- and offline.

If you have been accused of soliciting a minor in Wisconsin, that is a serious charge that you must deal with immediately. The solicitation of an underage person by an adult must be for a sexually related purpose. Solicitation can be overt, such as contacting a minor to engage in sex. It can also be much less obvious, such as sending photos or videos, the subject matter of which could be considered obscene, to a minor.

It is not uncommon for those who are underage to receive sexually explicit materials from adults or to get requests to meet for sexual acts. An actual sex act does not have to happen for the adult to be convicted; solicitation can be as simple as contacting a minor with the intent of drawing that minor into a sexual situation.

These cases are treated very seriously, and if you are accused, this is not something you can ignore. It’s also not uncommon for there to be false accusations. If you have been accused of soliciting a minor, you need to contact an attorney who knows how to fight these charges. Eisenberg Law Offices can help you.