It’s All Too Easy To Mistake Identities On The Internet
Solicitation of a minor is a serious felony offense in any context, including when it occurs online. Unfortunately, this puts a lot of well-meaning people in a dangerous position: On the internet, it’s not always easy to know who you’re really talking to.
In some cases, an intriguing online conversation may lead a minor to lie about their own age in order to keep the attention of the adult they’re speaking with. Over time, such a conversation can get personal, and the adult may unknowingly solicit a person that they do not realize is a minor.
Another legal risk online is entrapment, most famously seen on the Dateline series “To Catch a Predator.” In this scenario, an adult thinks he is talking with a minor, only to find out that he or she has actually been communicating with journalists or law enforcement officials seeking to lure people into online solicitation of a minor.
No matter what events led you to face these charges, I can help you defend your legal rights and your reputation. Contact R. Todd Bennett, P.C., by phone at 713-489-7763 or by email to schedule a consultation. As an experienced sex crimes defense attorney, I have the knowledge and will invest in your success to offer thorough, timely legal advice when you need it most.
Legal Support For An Array Of Sex-Related Offenses
In addition to charges addressing online solicitation of minors, I also work with clients facing charges such as:
- Statutory rape, also known as sexual assault of a child
- Indecency with a child, such as nudity
- Child pornography charges, including possession and distribution
Get The Advice You Need To Face Charges Of Statutory Rape
Charges relating to violations against children are inherently stressful. Part of my job is to help you manage that stress and work toward a resolution of your legal matter. I have been serving clients with commitment, loyalty, honesty, integrity and passion for more than 25 years. I care deeply about the future of each of my clients, and I’ll work hard to keep yours free and bright.
From my office in Houston, I represent clients throughout Harris County and beyond in Texas. Spanish is spoken in my office. Se habla español.