State of Illinois
91st General Assembly

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 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Criminal  Code of 1961 by adding
 2    Section 12-21.7.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section  5.   The  Criminal  Code  of  1961 is amended by
 6    adding Section 12-21.7 as follows:

 7        (720 ILCS 5/12-21.7 new)
 8        Sec. 12-21.7.  Seduction of a minor.
 9        (a)  A person commits the offense of seduction of a minor
10    when that person:
11             (1)  knows that another person is under 18 years  of
12        age  or fails to exercise reasonable care in ascertaining
13        the true age of the other person:
14             (2) knowingly distributes, sends, causes to be sent,
15        exhibits, or offers to  distribute,  send,  cause  to  be
16        sent,  or  exhibit  any  harmful  material, as defined in
17        Section 11-21 of this Code, to the other person under  18
18        years  of  age  by  live  or  recorded telephone message,
19        electronic  mail,  the  Internet,  a  commercial   online
20        service, or other means; and
21             (3)  intends  to  arouse,  appeal to, or gratify the
22        lust, passions, or sexual desire of himself or herself or
23        of that other person  under  18  years  of  age  for  the
24        purpose of seducing that other person.
25        (b)  It  is  a  defense  to  any  prosecution  under this
26    Section that a parent or guardian committed the  act  charged
27    in aid of legitimate sex education.
28        (c)  It  is  a  defense  to  any  prosecution  under this
29    Section  that  the  act  charged  was  committed  in  aid  of
30    legitimate scientific or educational purposes.
31        (d)  It  is  not  a  violation  of  this  Section  for  a
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 1    telephone company, a cable television service as  defined  in
 2    Section  16-10  of  this  Code  or  any of its affiliates, an
 3    Internet service provider, or  a  commercial  online  service
 4    provider  to carry, broadcast, or transmit messages described
 5    in this Section or perform related  activities  in  providing
 6    telephone,  cable  television, Internet, or commercial online
 7    services.
 8        (e)  Sentence.   Seduction  of  a  minor  is  a  Class  A
 9    misdemeanor.   A  second  or  subsequent  violation  of  this
10    Section is a Class 4 felony.

11        Section 99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect  upon
12    becoming law.

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