What is Online Solicitation of a Minor?

Solicitation of a minor would typically involve some type of text, communication, or emails for somebody wanting to have sexual contact with a minor. If you're accused of online solicitation of a minor, there's a couple of different charges you could face in Washington State. The most common charge is a major felony, that's the sex offense. It's called commercial sexual abuse of a minor. It carries a penalty of 21 to 27 months in prison regardless if you've ever been in trouble before. A less serious charge you could face is communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. In our experience in the Law Office of Lance Fryrear, if you're facing some type of communication with a minor type charge or online solicitation of a minor, it's usually due to a police's team. If you're facing this type of situation, please give us a call as soon as possible and we will see what we can do to help you defend your case.