Solicitation of a Minor
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Solicitation of a Minor is illegal in Oklahoma. It is a request to a person under the age of 16 to engage in sexual conduct. Oklahoma does not distinguish the medium by which the request takes place—it can be digital or in person.
The statute for Solicitation of a Minor is OKLA. STAT. tit. 21 § 1040, which states that “It is unlawful for any person to facilitate, encourage, offer or solicit sexual conduct with a minor, or other individual the person believes to be a minor, by use of any technology, or to engage in any communication for sexual or prurient interest with any minor, or other individual the person believes to be a minor, by use of any technology. For purposes of this subsection, “by use of any technology” means the use of any telephone or cell phone, computer disk (CD), digital video disk (DVD), recording or sound device, CD-ROM, VHS, computer, computer network or system, Internet or World Wide Web address including any blog site or personal web address, e-mail address, Internet Protocol address (IP), text messaging or paging device, any video, audio, photographic or camera device of any computer, computer network or system, cell phone, any other electrical, electronic, computer or mechanical device, or any other device capable of any transmission of any written or text message, audio or sound message, photographic, video, movie, digital or computer-generated image, or any other communication of any kind by use of an electronic device.”
Elements of the Crime
In order to be convicted of Solicitation of a Minor in Oklahoma, the prosecution must prove each of the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt. The criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are FIERCE ADVOCATES for every client and will hold the government to their burden in your case. In order to be convicted of this crime; the government must prove ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
2) solicited or aided a minor child to;
3) in a lewd manner;
4) expose his or her person, penis, or vagina;
5) in a place where there were present other persons to be offended or annoyed thereby.
3) procure, counsel, or assist any person;
4) to expose themselves or make an exhibition of themselves to public view or the view of any number of persons;
5) for the purpose of sexual stimulation of the viewer.
3) write, compose, stereotype, print, photograph, design, copy, draw, engrave, paint, mold, cut, prepare, publish, sell, distribute, keep for sale, or exhibit;
4) any obscene material or child pornography.
3) made, prepared, cut, sold, gave, loaned, distributed, kept for sale, or exhibited;
4) any type of obscene material or child pornography.
Oklahoma Jury Instruction #4-134.
What the Skilled Lawyers at Cannon & Associates Can Do For You
Being charged with Solicitation of a Minor in Oklahoma is a serious matter. The Oklahoma criminal defense attorneys at Cannon & Associates are Fierce Advocates for Families and Freedom and will fight for you! At Cannon & Associates, we have extensive criminal defense experience, and will be with you every step of the way. We will take care to explain the issues and options to get you to your desired result and support you in this difficult time.
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