Question: Can you go to jail for online dating a minor?

Ignorance of age is not a plausible defense if you are charged with trafficking in child pornography. If you are chatting up someone online, you should be upfront about your age and ask theirs. A conviction can result in a $5,000 fine, up to a year in jail, and registration as a child sex offender.

What is it called when you go to jail for dating a minor?

Under statutory rape laws, a person who has sex with a person under a certain age known as the age of consent risks criminal charges and a jail or prison sentence, even if the younger person is a willing partner and neither partner is an adult.

Is lying about your age online illegal?

While its not illegal, lying about your age does violate the Terms of Service agreement users must agree to when they sign up. And when parents help kids lie online, theyre setting a poor example about good digital behavior.

Is it bad to fake your age?

While its not illegal, lying about your age does violate the Terms of Service agreement users must agree to when they sign up. And when parents help kids lie online, theyre setting a poor example about good digital behavior.

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