The crime of Contacting a Minor to Commit a Felony may be charged against a person who contacts or attempts to communicate with a minor with intent to commit a criminal offense. The prosecution must prove the defendant knew or reasonably should have known the victim was a minor. Examples of Contacting a Minor to Commit a Felony are sending messages to a teenager with the intent of recruiting them to pose for pornographic photos or telling a friend that you intend to contact a minor for the purpose of having sex.
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant contacted or communicated with a minor or attempted to contact or communicate with a minor.
2. Defendant knew or reasonably should have known that the person was a minor.
3. Defendant intended to commit an offense specified in Penal Code Section 207, 209, 261, 264.1, 273a, 286, 288, 288a, 288.2, 289, 311.1, 311.2, 311.4 or 311.11 involving the minor.
Felony: Terms as prescribed for intended offense