Enticement of a Child Under 16
Notably, a person may also be charged with Enticement of a Child Under 16 even if the child/person is not 16 or younger. For purposes of this statute, it is sufficient if the person believes the child to be under 16. Police officers conducting a sting operation and posing as a child, for example, is sufficient to give rise to this charge.
Massachusetts General Laws chapter 265, section 26C(b), provides that the punishment for the sex crime of Enticing a Child Under 16 is imprisonment in state prison for up to 5 years; or commitment to the House of Corrections for up to 2.5 years.
As with many sex crimes, a conviction for the crime of Enticement of a Child Under 16 would trigger mandatory Sex Offender Registration; require the offender to submit a DNA sample to the DNA database; could result in a term of community parole supervision for life; and may also serve as a predicate sexual offense for civil commitment as a 'sexually dangerous person'.
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