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I, New york, No. I have a friend who is 22 years old. He met

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JA: Because laws vary from state to state, could you tell me what state is this in?
Customer: New york
JA: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?
Customer: No.
JA: Anything else you think the lawyer should know?
Customer: I have a friend who is 22 years old. He met a girl on Chatrandom. He asked her age. her answer - "18" He began to engage in "webcam sex" with her. If she turns out to be underage, can he be charged with a crime?
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  PhillipsEsq replied 5 months ago.

No, he cannot since he did not know that she was lying about her age. Ignorance of the fact is a valid defense.

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