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§ 3-324. Sexual solicitation of minors

West's Annotated Code of MarylandCriminal LawEffective: October 1, 2020

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Criminal Law (Refs & Annos)
Title 3. Other Crimes Against the Person
Subtitle 3. Sexual Crimes (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2020
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-324
§ 3-324. Sexual solicitation of minors
Definitions
(a) In this section, “solicit” means to command, authorize, urge, entice, request, or advise a person by any means, including:
(1) in person;
(2) through an agent or agency;
(3) over the telephone;
(4) through any print medium;
(5) by mail;
(6) by computer or Internet; or
(7) by any other electronic means.
Prohibited
(b)(1) A person may not, with the intent to commit a violation of § 3-304 or § 3-307 of this subtitle or § 11-303, § 11-304, § 11-305, § 11-306, or § 11-307 of this article, knowingly solicit a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor, to engage in activities that would be unlawful for the person to engage in under § 3-304 or § 3-307 of this subtitle or § 11-303, § 11-304, § 11-305, § 11-306, or § 11-307 of this article.
(2) A person may not, with the intent to commit a violation of § 3-304 or § 3-307 of this subtitle or § 11-303, § 11-304, § 11-305, § 11-306, or § 11-307 of this article, knowingly solicit the consent of a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor, to engage in activities with the minor that would be unlawful for the person to engage in under § 3-304 or § 3-307 of this subtitle or § 11-303, § 11-304, § 11-305, § 11-306, or § 11-307 of this article.
Jurisdiction
(c) A violation of this section is considered to be committed in the State for purposes of determining jurisdiction if the solicitation:
(1) originated in the State; or
(2) is received in the State.
Penalty
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to:
(1) for a first offense, imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both; and
(2) for a second or subsequent offense, imprisonment not exceeding 20 years or a fine not exceeding $50,000 or both.

Credits

Added by Acts 2004, c. 285, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2004. Amended by Acts 2007, c. 340, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2007, c. 341, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2007; Acts 2019, c. 21, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2019, c. 22, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 2019; Acts 2020, c. 128, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020; Acts 2020, c. 129, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2020.
MD Code, Criminal Law, § 3-324, MD CRIM LAW § 3-324
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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