Internet stalking of a child - Arkansas Sexual Assault Laws
Internet stalking of a child Crime & Punishment in Arkansas :
The Arkansas code § 5-27-306 defines two degrees of the crime internet stalking of a child, each with associated punishments. The degree of the crime depends on the specifics of the crime committed, with higher degrees of the charge generally receiving harsher punishments.
|Severity||Internet stalking of a child - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class A felony
|If the offender arranges a meeting with a child 15 years or younger and the meeting takes place||6-30 years; up to $15,000 fine|
Class B felony
|If involves attempt to arrange a meeting with a child 15 years or younger or whom the offender believes to be 15 years or younger.||5-20 years; up to $15,000 fine|
Arkansas law allows internet stalking of a child to be enforced as a statutory charge. This means that this charge can be applied to cases in which the victim is younger than the Arkansas Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Internet stalking of a child is a charge that is unique to Arkansas. Crimes that would be prosecuted as internet stalking of a child in Arkansas will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.