People can commit sex crimes in any number of different ways and places. One of the fastest growing areas used to commit such crimes is the internet. To combat online solicitation and indecency, the state of Oregon has passed several laws prohibiting individuals from using the internet to solicit, promote, or commit sex crimes, especially those involving children. The Oregon Revised Statutes provide the following laws regarding internet sex crimes:
Online sexual corruption of a child in the second degree involves using online communication to solicit a child to engage in sexual contact or sexually explicit conduct, as well as offering or agreeing to physically meet with the child. The offense escalates to the first degree if the offender intentionally takes a substantial step toward physically meeting with the child.
The internet sex crimes listed above are either a Class C felony or a Class B felony. As such, the prison term can be anywhere from 5-10 years, and the fine can be as high as $125,000-$250,000. In addition, you will have to register as a sex offender for life if convicted of an internet sex crime. Defend yourself today by retaining a Portland criminal defense attorney from the offices of Neal Weingart, Attorney at Law, LLC.
As an experienced trial attorney who has handled hundreds of criminal defense cases in the courtroom, I have a strong understanding of how the prosecution works and can defend your case accordingly. I work directly with each of my clients, keeping them informed and educated so that they play an integral part in their case instead of standing on the sidelines. Call my offices today to contact a lawyer with the skill to fight your charges!