My name is ***** ***** I am an experienced criminal
Your brother did not actually molest his step daughter. What he did, however was to solicit her for sexual purposes. In Maryland soliciting a minor is a Felony which would have a maximum possible penalty of 10 years of prison.
Here is the statute with which he would be charged:
§3–324. Sexual Solicitation
of a Minor
(a) In this section, “solicit” means to command, authorize, urge, entice, request, or advise a person by any means, including:
(1) in person;
(2) through an agent or agency;
(3) over the telephone;
(4) through any print medium;
(5) by mail;
(6) by computer
or Internet; or
(7) by any other electronic means.
(b) A person may not, with the intent to commit a violation of § 3–304, § 3–306, or § 3–307 of this subtitle or § 11–304, § 11–305, or § 11–306 of this article, knowingly solicit a minor, or a law enforcement officer posing as a minor, to engage in activities that would be unlawful for the person to engage in under § 3–304, § 3–306, or § 3–307 of this subtitle or § 11–304, § 11–305, or § 11–306 of this article.
(c) A violation of this section is considered to be committed in the State for purposes of determining jurisdiction if the solicitation:
(1) originated in the State; or
(2) is received in the State.
(d) A person who violates this section is guilty of a felony and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding 10 years or a fine not exceeding $25,000 or both.