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What is Coercion and Enticement?

Coercion and enticement is a serious sex crime in the state of Massachusetts as well. According to Massachusetts law, Section 26D, the term “entice” is defined as to “lure, induce, persuade, tempt, incite, solicit, coax or invite.” Anyone who knowingly entices a child under the age of 18 to engage in prostitution, human trafficking, or commercial sexual activity, or attempts to do so, will be charged by state law.

Coercion & Enticement According to Federal Law

Coercion and enticement is considered an extremely serious crime in the eyes of the federal government. The US government defines coercion and enticement as:

“Whoever knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any individual to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, or in any Territory or Possession of the United States, to engage in prostitution, or in any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both” (18 US Code and 2422, Section A).

The US Code, Section B states:

“Whoever, using the mail or any facility or means of interstate or foreign commerce, or within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States knowingly persuades, induces, entices, or coerces any individual who has not attained the age of 18 years, to engage in prostitution or any sexual activity for which any person can be charged with a criminal offense, or attempts to do so, shall be fined under this title and imprisoned not less than 10 years or for life.”

The Consequences of a Conviction

If a person is convicted with coercing and enticing a minor for sexual activity, the individual must register as a sex offender. This is damaging to the reputation of the accused and could greatly hinder the person’s chances of maintaining employment and overall quality of life. Therefore, to be convicted as a sex offender in Massachusetts has detrimental consequences.

The law also includes coercion and enticement by electronic means. With the advent of the Internet and its mainstream use, coercion and enticement has extended to the World Wide Web as well.

This would include:

“Any transfer of signs, signals, writing, images, sounds, data, or intelligence of any nature transmitted in whole or in part by a wire, radio, electromagnetic, photo-electronic or photo-optical system.”

The Importance of Legal Representation

Should you find yourself facing either a federal or state coercion and enticement charge, it is imperative to find a Boston criminal defense lawyer who employs creative strategy and has years of experience with these types of cases.

While looking for a lawyer, one should ask her/himself these questions:

  1. What is the lawyer’s jury experience and trial exposure in regard to this charge?
  2. How many cases has the lawyer handled in this particular area of the law?

Brad Bailey is a Boston coercion and enticement lawyer who can answer both of these questions. He is a multi-year Massachusetts Super Lawyer, and he began his career as a federal prosecutor in Boston, where he never lost a case. He is a veteran of nearly 100 state and federal jury trials. Brad most notably defended the enticing minor child/interstate facility case of United States v. Stoloff, as well as the enticing minor cases of Commonwealth v. Quach, Commonwealth v. Simoncini, and Commonwealth v. Rubin.

He understands that a coercion and enticement charge can destroy your reputation and your chances of future employment and quality of life. Brad knows this is a stressful time for you, and therefore, he will treat you with compassion, sympathy, and dignity. He fights with advocacy and committed representation for his clients, and he also pledges to secure the best possible outcome for you.

Contact Brad Bailey Law for dependable legal advocacy from a Boston coercion & enticement lawyer!

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