To Catch a Predator was an American reality television series that features hidden camera investigations by the television newsmagazine program Dateline NBC.
It was devoted to impersonating underage people (generally ages 13–15) and detaining male adults who contacted them over the Internet for sexual liaisons.
If you feel the need to click either "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", PLEASE STOP and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have.
I will be happy to continue further and do everything I can to provide you with the service you seek. As your research has probably already shown you, if your conversation had become sexual in nature with the intetion to arouse either one of you, that could have been illegal, but chatting online with a minor, and even innocent flirting (while not a good idea) is not a criminal act.
There were no pictures, no talk of meeting in real life, or anything of that nature and I was searching the web and as soon as I saw it could be considered illegal I told her this and said I didn't want to break any laws and would appreciate if we could stop and it ended there.
I have no criminal background and I was unaware that text could be incriminating.
You also have to consider that the chances that the chat room you were in was being monitored and that you were talking to someone "undercover" is remote at best.
The series premiered in November 2004, and featured 12 investigations in total held across the United States.
On 26 September 2016, California Governor Jerry Brown approved legislation that decriminalized prostitution in the case of minors: The Democratic governor announced he signed SB1322 to ban police from charging people under the age of 18 with prostitution.
He also signed bills allowing people to defend themselves against additional criminal charges or records if they were coerced to commit an offense as a human trafficking victim.
She even asked if I wanted to talk on a mic or cyber later and I declined.
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