Child Luring

Child luring is a serious criminal offence in Canada, and requires an experienced lawyer to help navigate what can be a very complex defence. Canadian law defines child luring as reaching out to someone using the internet, that you are aware is under the age of 18, with an intention of committing any of the following acts: sexual exploitation, incest, child pornography and / or sexual assault. If you are facing allegations of child luring, you likely have many questions, as penalties can be quite severe. It’s imperative that you have an experienced criminal defense lawyer who will advocate for your rights.

Definition

Canadian law defines child luring as reaching out to someone using the internet, that you are aware is under the age of 18, with an intention of committing any of the following acts: sexual exploitation, incest, child pornography and / or sexual assault. Simply communicating with a child online is not itself child luring.

Sentencing

Child luring is a very serious offence, carrying a maximum penalty of 14 years in prison, registration as a sex offender under OSOR and SOIRA, and Section 161 prohibitions on going to places like public parks and pools, seriously impacting your life.  Those charged, regardless of conviction outcome, may also be publicly outed, compounding the stigma and consequences attached to their actions.

Speak to our Vancouver Criminal Lawyers

While the minimum sentence for child luring is six months, those convicted will also be branded as child sex offenders and face lifelong conditions. The best lawyers for this defense understand technology, witness cross examinations, Charter applications and have experience defending child luring charges.

Here you can read the details about the online solicitation of a minor case, led by Meghan Forhan.

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