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21-5508. Indecent solicitation of a child; aggravated indecent solicitation of a child. (a) Indecent solicitation of a child is enticing, commanding, inviting, persuading or attempting to persuade a child 14 or more years of age but less than 16 years of age to:

(1) Commit or to submit to an unlawful sexual act; or

(2) enter any vehicle, building, room or secluded place with intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon or with the child.

(b) Aggravated indecent solicitation of a child is enticing, commanding, inviting, persuading or attempting to persuade a child under the age of 14 years to:

(1) Commit or submit to an unlawful sexual act; or

(2) enter any vehicle, building, room or secluded place with the intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon or with the child.

(c) (1) Indecent solicitation of a child is a severity level 6, person felony.

(2) Aggravated indecent solicitation of a child is a severity level 5, person felony.

(d) It shall not be a defense that the offender did not know or have reason to know that the sexual act was unlawful.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, ยง 72; July 1, 2011.

Source or Prior Law:

21-3510, 21-3511.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. After recodification of criminal code in 2011, aggravated indecent solicitation of a child is a general intent crime; plain language lacks any requirement of intentional conduct. State v. Bird, 59 Kan. App. 2d 379, 482 P.3d 1157 (2021).


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