1To prove the charge of charge of Enticing a Child Under 16, the Commonwealth must show that 1) the alleged victim was a child under the age of 16 or a person whom the defendant believed to be under the age of 16; 2)  that the defendant enticed the alleged victim to (enter) (exit) (or) (remain within) a (vehicle) (dwelling) (building) (or) (outdoor space);  and Third: that the defendant did so with the intent that he (she) or another person would commit the offense of:

• Indecent assault and battery (on a child under the age of 14)
(on a person with an intellectual disability) (on a person 14 years or older)
• Rape (of a child under 16 with force) (and abuse of a child
under the age of 16)
• Assault (on a child under 16) with intent to commit rape
• Inducing a minor to become a prostitute
• Open and gross lewdness
• Disseminating matter harmful to a minor
• Disseminating or possessing to disseminate obscene matter
• Posing or exhibiting a child under 18 in a state of nudity or
sexual conduct• Knowingly purchasing or possessing visual material of a childunder 18 in sexual conduct
• Unnatural and lascivious acts with a child under 16
• Accosting or annoying a person of the opposite sex
• Common nightwalker or streetwalker
• Disorderly conduct
• Disturbing the peace
• Indecent exposure
• Keeping a noisy and disorderly house
• Lewd, wanton and lascivious conduct
• Engaging in sexual conduct for a fee
• (Paying) (procuring for) sexual conduct (with a child under 14)

In the age of the internet and electronic messaging, this has become a frequently charged crime that requires an aggressive defense.

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