Both the state of Pennsylvania and the Federal Government actively investigate and prosecute crimes related to the online solicitation of a minor. Law enforcement officers often use elaborate sting operations to build their case.
One example can be seen on the NBC Dateline series called "To Catch a Predator." Federal, state and local law enforcement officers devote a tremendous amount of resources to investigate sex crimes, particularly those involving children.
If you were charged with the online solicitation of a minor, then contact our experienced criminal defense attorneys with experience defending these difficult cases.
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I was charged with theft by extortion, a 3rd degree felony which carries a possible sentence of 7 years in prison and 15,000 in fines. Against my better judgement, I took the advice of Stephen and pled guilty for a reduced sentence. Because I listened to his expert advice, I will serve NO prison time, NO jail time, and my fine was minimal. Thanks again Stephen for a tough uphill battle, and you never gave up.
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Mr. Sebald is honest with you from the beginning and will do everything he can to get the best possible outcome.