2018 Indiana Code
TITLE 35. Criminal Law and Procedure
CHAPTER 4. Sex Crimes
35-42-4-12. Sex offender Internet offense

Universal Citation: IN Code § 35-42-4-12 (2018)
IC 35-42-4-12 Sex offender Internet offense

     Sec. 12. (a) This section applies only to a sex offender (as defined in IC 11-8-8-4.5).

     (b) A sex offender who knowingly or intentionally violates a:

(1) condition of probation;

(2) condition of parole; or

(3) rule of a community transition program;

that prohibits the offender from using a social networking web site or an instant messaging or chat room program to communicate, directly or through an intermediary, with a child less than sixteen (16) years of age commits a sex offender Internet offense, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction under this section.

     (c) It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection (b) that the person reasonably believed that the child was at least sixteen (16) years of age.

As added by P.L.119-2008, SEC.18. Amended by P.L.247-2013, SEC.8; P.L.158-2013, SEC.448; P.L.168-2014, SEC.73.


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