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what are the laws on baiting or lureing a child I need

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what are the laws on baiting or lureing a child???? I need to know before i take any legaql acations.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomer

Thank you for bringing your question to Just Answer. I look forward to assisting you.

In order to answer your question, I need more information. It would be helpful to know more specifics about the situation that you believe constitutes baiting or luring.

Thanks!

Gloria M

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
im having a problem with a neighbor baiting my children over to her house or bus stop with candy. I am scared that she could try and do something.
Expert:  Cowgirl Lawyer replied 7 years ago.
HelloCustomer

It is not generally illegal to be friendly to children, absent some other illegal conduct. Neighbors are not generally committing crimes if they offer children a snack.

Since you are concerned, the best course of action would be to tell the neighbor that you want her to stop doing this, as you are trying to teach your children not to accept candy from anyone, for safety reasons. Then, you would want to tell your children to stay away from this woman, and all other people who offer them candy.

If the behavior continues, you could try to call the police anyway. The police have considerable discretion in whether to pursue charges against any person concerning their behavior. While it is unlikely that your neighbor is violating the criminal statutes in California, if the police agree to talk to her about her odd behavior, it might stop.

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Good luck and best wishes!

Gloria M

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