What Is Considered Soliciting a Minor?


State governments take sexual misconduct very seriously and put extensive punishments on those who violate the state code surrounding sexual indecency with a minor and other related laws.

An issue that is often overlooked is the amount of false sex crime allegations. Individuals both under and over the age of 18 are vulnerable to criminal activities and sexual misconduct allegations. An issue many confuse around the topic of sex-related crimes is the solicitation of a minor and sexual misconduct or sexual assault.

Soliciting a minor is when an individual actively seeks out or has sought out sexual activity with a minor through online communication or potentially in-person conversations as well.

Sexual assault or sexual misconduct is primarily considered the actual act of engaging in a sexual act with a minor unlawfully or in any capacity. For more information on this topic, see this page of state legislation by the government of California.


California state laws around sex crimes include heavy penalties that can follow you for the rest of your life and permanent social stigma such as:

  • Personal, professional, and punitive consequences include:

  • Registration on national sex offender’s listings

  • Jail or prison time

  • Permanent loss of freedoms, including the inability to use the internet or mobile devices

  • Large fines and financial restitution

  • Permanent loss of reputation in your community

  • The inability to obtain or hold specific jobs or to obtain certain employment licenses

  • Loss of personal relationships

Accused of Misconduct?

If you or a loved one has been accused of sexual misconduct, the next best step to take is to talk to a criminal defense lawyer. Here at Newman & Allen, we may be able to help with your charges today. Call us today to talk to someone about setting up your defense for your case. (909) 328-6101.

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