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I have been arrested for an online chat of a sexual nature with a 15 year old girl. There were arrangements made to meet but no meeting occured.
It was an 18 + site.
Am i likely to be charged and what is the likely punishment?
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Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you,

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
They haven't revealed the chat history due to lack of evidence and i am unsure about what was said. I was advised a no comment interview under questioning. Electric items were taken. Phone and laptop

Do you have any previous?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
No phone numbers were exchanged or e mail address. Conversation was over the course of 1 day. I had no intention of meeting her.

But there were arrangements to meet?

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Did you send images?

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Did you lie about your age?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
there were arrangements to meet. Didn't lie about age and non sexual images exchanged.

The starting point is 18 months custody with a range of 1 year to 2.5 years.

If you have no previous it may be suspended.

Just because you didnt actually physically meet does not mean there has been no offence.

But that is mitigation the fact you didnt meet

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

If not, I would appreciate a 5 star rating for my answer. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
What do you mean by that is mitigation the fact that you didn't meet
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Is that what people usually get sentenced to?

Yes and yes.

Does that clarify?

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