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Willfully takes or attempts to take any immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with any child of either sex under the age of 16 years for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire; or
Willfully commits or attempts to commit any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body or any part or member of the body of any child of either sex under the age of 16 years.
Generally acts such as kissing, touching, exposing oneself, and even certain words used in conversation can rise to the level of immoral, improper or indecent liberties. Your friend's best defense will probably be the fact that he did not have the requisite intent. Meaning he did not willfully take or attempt these acts, since he did not take the initial action and he was not in a mental state (medication and alcohol) to do so, and he took act of immediately separating himself from the girl. There is no guarantee that this defense will work, but it will probably be his most successful route. Having said that, if he hasn't already done so, he needs to immediately consult with a local criminal law attorney to prepare his defense.
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