2006 Code of Virginia § 18.2-374.3 - Use of communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children
18.2-374.3. Use of communications systems to facilitate certain offensesinvolving children.
A. It shall be unlawful for any person to use a communications system,including but not limited to computers or computer networks or bulletinboards, or any other electronic means for the purposes of procuring orpromoting the use of a minor for any activity in violation of 18.2-370 or 18.2-374.1. A violation of this subsection is a Class 6 felony.
B. It shall be unlawful for any person 18 years of age or older to use acommunications system, including but not limited to computers or computernetworks or bulletin boards, or any other electronic means, for the purposesof soliciting any person he knows or has reason to believe is a child lessthan 18 years of age for (i) any activity in violation of 18.2-355 or 18.2-361, (ii) any activity in violation of 18.2-374.1, (iii) a violationof 18.2-374.1:1, or (iv) any activity in violation of subsection A of 18.2-370. As used in this subsection, "use a communications system" meansmaking personal contact or direct contact through any agent or agency, anyprint medium, the United States mail, any common carrier or communicationcommon carrier, any electronic communications system, or anytelecommunications, wire, computer, or radio communications system. Aviolation of this subsection is a Class 5 felony.
(1992, c. 699; 1999, c. 659; 2003, cc. 935, 938; 2004, cc. 414, 444, 459,864.)
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