Solicitation to meet a child - Illinois Sexual Assault Laws
Solicitation to meet a child Crime & Punishment in Illinois :
The Illinois code § 5/11-6.6 defines two degrees of the crime solicitation to meet 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||Solicitation to meet a child - Charge Description||Punishment|
Class 4 felony
|If the offender believes he or she is 5 or more years older than the child.||1-3 years in prison|
Class A misdemeanor
|Less than one year|
Illinois law allows solicitation to meet 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 Illinois Age of Consent, even if the victim willingly engages in sexual relations with the defendant.
Solicitation to meet a child is a charge that is unique to Illinois. Crimes that would be prosecuted as solicitation to meet a child in Illinois will be prosecuted under a different statute depending on the state in which the crime takes place.