Question: Is flirting with a minor illegal?

Is it illegal for minors to flirt?

Under Penal Code 288.2 it is illegal to send sexually explicit or obscene material to a minor with the intent to seduce the minor and to sexually arouse yourself and/or the minor. This includes the sending of material by any means including email or text message.

Is it illegal to compliment a minor?

Contacting a Minor for Criminal Purposes (PC 288.3) Under California Penal Code Section 288.3, you could be charged with a crime for attempting to communicate with someone under the age of 18 for criminal purposes.

Is flirting over text illegal?

What Happens After an Arrest in San Bernardino County? Sexting – defined as sending nude photos, explicit videos or flirtatious messages by electronic means – is generally legal in California if it takes place between consenting adults.

What is illegal when talking to a minor?

Under California Penal Code Section 288.4, it is illegal to arrange a meeting with a minor or a person you believe to be under the age of 18 for the purpose of lewd and lascivious sexual conduct. This includes using means such as online chat rooms, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to contact the minor.

Can you talk to a 17 year old?

It is perfectly fine and normal to talk with someone 17 years old.

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