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It depends on exactly what was said and done. Are they asking for money from you?
But whether the minor initiated the contact or not doesn't matter for it to be considered solicitation.
In addition, depending on what exactly was said and done there are many, many different charges possible on both the state and federal level.
That is correct, especially in Texas.
In Texas the minor can even affirmatively misrepresent their age and the defendant can still be guilty. In other words, they can tell you they are over 18 and you can still be prosecuted if they are not.
If they are asking for money to not report you then there is a way to proceed which can, potentially, prevent prosecution.
The best thing for you to do is go and hire a local lawyer and turn it over to them. Many times these people are overseas and not actually minors and if you hire a local lawyer they can contact law enforcement and head this off by accusing them of scamming you.
Absolutely. If you pay them then they will keep asking for money until you don't have any left. Go ahead and hire a lawyer ASAP and let them handle it all.
I've seen them do this and they keep asking for money over and over and threatening. Often it is someone from the Phillipines doing it.
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Absolutely. Still go and hire a local lawyer and let them get started on it.
If you let them take the initiative they may report you and then you have to go through an investigation and hire a lawyer anyway but in that case you're playing defense. This way you'll be on offense and there's less of a chance charges will be filed.
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