It is Illegal to Use the Internet to Arranging a Meeting with a Minor for Sexual Purposes.
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.
Is talking to a minor illegal?
It’s not illegal to talk to a minor online just like it isn’t illegal to talk to them in person. It becomes illegal when you start soliciting them to do things that are sexual in nature.
Is it illegal to hug a minor?
It is not per se illegal to kiss and hug a minor (I hope parents do it as much as possible) but if this is someone who is attempting sexual or inppropriate contact with this child, then yes, they can get into trouble, fast.
Is it illegal to chat with a 17 year old?
There is nothing illegal in simply talking to a 17 year old. There can of course be consequences in you engage in any sexual activity with a person under the age of consent. I don’t think you have much to worry about in terms of criminal violations if there is no sexual content in your messages.
Is being in a relationship with a minor illegal?
It is illegal to have sexual contact, which can include touching or caressing, with a minor. There is an exception which generally allows parties who are both still in high school, AND the age difference between them is less than 1 year (365