A typical defendant will argue by saying, “I never touched her, so why am I being charged?
Solicitation of a minor involves a defendant asking or engaging in a conversation with a minor and during the course of that conversation, the defendant asks (or solicits) the minor to meet them for the purpose of engaging in a sexual act.
Online solicitation of a minor is a common form of solicitation of a minor, and involves communication through the internet during which the solicitation occurs.
However, as technology expanded, so did online solicitation laws.
Some laws now include conversations through any electronic messaging services, emails, or text messages.
For internet solicitation or online solicitation of a minor, the method of contact must involve some type of online or electronic means.When this charge first evolved, most states restricted the application to conversations through the Internet, like those in chat rooms.