2010 Maryland Code
Subtitle 3 - Sexual Crimes
Section 3-324 - Sexual solicitation of minor.

§ 3-324. Sexual solicitation of minor.

(a)  "Solicit" defined.- 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)  Prohibited.- A person may not, with the intent to commit a violation of § 3-304, § 3-306, or § 3-307 of this subtitle or § 11-304, § 11-305, or § 11-306 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 § 11-304, § 11-305, or § 11-306 of this article. 

(c)  Jurisdiction.- 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)  Penalty.- 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. 

[2004, ch. 285; 2007, chs. 340, 341.] 

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