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Article - Criminal Law




§3–324.

    (a)    In this section, “solicit” means to command, authorize, urge, entice, request, or advise a person by any means, including:

        (1)    in person;

        (2)    through an agent or agency;

        (3)    over the telephone;

        (4)    through any print medium;

        (5)    by mail;

        (6)    by computer or Internet; or

        (7)    by any other electronic means.

    (b)    A person may not, with the intent to commit a violation of § 3–304, § 3–306, or § 3–307 of this subtitle or § 11–303, § 11–304, § 11–305, § 11–306, or § 11–307 of this article, knowingly solicit a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor, to engage in activities that would be unlawful for the person to engage in under § 3–304, § 3–306, or § 3–307 of this subtitle or § 11–303, § 11–304, § 11–305, § 11–306, or § 11–307 of this article.

    (c)    A violation of this section is considered to be committed in the State for purposes of determining jurisdiction if the solicitation:

        (1)    originated in the State; or

        (2)    is received in the State.

    (d)    A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.