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House Bill 1489


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House Bill 1489

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Use of minor's identity for sexual gratification. Makes it a Class D felony for a person at least 18 years of age to use a computer network to impersonate a specific child if the impersonation is done with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of any person. Increases the penalty to a Class C felony if: (1) it results, directly or indirectly, in bodily injury to the impersonated child; (2) as a result of the impersonation, another person commits, attempts to commit, or conspires to commit a felony against the impersonated child; or (3) the person has a prior unrelated conviction for the offense. Provides that a person who commits impersonating a minor for sexual purposes is required to register as a sex or violent offender. Makes conforming amendments.
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 In Committee - first House
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