Felony Luring a Minor for Sexual Exploitation Reduced to Attempted Child Abuse with Probation, Zero Additional Days in Jail and No Sex Offender Registration or Sex Offender Probation Terms – State v. Mr. M (DMC No. 11380) (Maricopa County Superior Court CR2012-132313): Mr. M was on a internet chat line when he contacted a girl who identified herself as being 14 years old. This person was actually an undercover Detective posing as an underage child. Detectives claimed that various sexually explicit conversations were had in which Mr. M attempted to have the girl go onto a webcam and masturbate. They also said he invited her over on two different occasions to his house to go swimming, and stated he would be nude the entire time.
When he was arrested, he told police that he had no intention of ever touching the mythical 14 year old girl. They claim he also told them he did not think it was illegal to talk to an underage girl into masturbating while on video. We were able to demonstrate that he had no intention of actually making physical contact with anyone. This was done through a polygraph test. We also presented evidence that he was suffering from cancer and that being incarcerated would be detrimental to his health. Lastly, we were able to argue for Interstate Compact which, allowed him to move out of state while on probation. All without any jail, sex offender registration or sex offender probationary terms.