Enticing a Child Under 16
Enticing a child under 16
Under MGL c. 265 s. 26(C)(b), it is a felony for a person to entice a child under the age of 16, or someone he believes to be a child under the age of 16, to enter, exit or remain within any place with the intent that he or another person commit an illegal act against that person. The maximum penalty for this offense is up to five years in state prison, and mandatory registration with SORB.
The most common application of this charge arises in the case where a person attempts to lure a person under the age of 16 to have sex. If the television show "To Catch a Predator" occurred in Massachusetts, the offenders would likely be facing this particular criminal charge.
If you have been charged with Enticing a child under 16 or any other Massachusetts criminal offense, contact my office immediately:
(617) 830- 2188