Using A Computer To Facilitate A Sex Crime
Wisconsin Sex Crime Laws
The use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime usually occurs during an Internet sting (cybersex string, as they are often called) in which the alleged defendant communicates with another person whom the defendant believes is 15 years old or younger and has that communication with the intent to engage in sexual contact or intercourse.
Law Enforcement Favorite
Computer sex crimes are fast becoming a favorite charge by Wisconsin law enforcement. The charge for using a computer to facilitate a sex crime with a child is charged often. Another charge that often appears is possession of child pornography.
Mandatory Prison & Reporting
Under Wisconsin law, if a person is convicted of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime with a child, the convicted person must be sentenced to prison and ordered to register as a sex offender. The mandatory minimum sentence is 5 years in a state prison.
In some instances, the court can find that it is in the public interest to deviate from the mandatory sentencing guideline. You should speak with Attorney Chirafisi regarding the possibility of this exception in your case.
Attorney Corey Chirafisi provides a free initial consultation to anyone who is under investigation for a crime such as sexual assault, or who has already been arrested and charged with the crime. You have a right to an attorney. Invoke your rights, remain silent, and demand your phone call.
Chirafisi & Verhoff, S.C.