In Georgia, enticing a child for indecent purposes is defined as the act of attempting to entice, lure, or encourage a minor (a person under the age of 18) to engage in sexual activity or to leave the care and control of their parent or guardian. It is a crime in Georgia to entice a minor and is punishable by imprisonment and fines.
Enticing a minor can include activities such as sending sexually explicit messages or images to a minor, offering money or other forms of payment in exchange for sexual activity, or attempting to meet with a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity.
Enticing a child for indecent purposes is considered to be a serious sex crime. It is often prosecuted as a form of sexual abuse or exploitation and can carry severe penalties, including imprisonment and fines. Individuals who are convicted of child enticement will be required to register as sex offenders and may face additional restrictions on their freedom and activities.
Georgia Code O.C.G.A. § 16-6-5 (2010) specifically addresses aspects of enticing a child for indecent purposes. The following is the actual law § 16-6-5 as it is written.
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