SECOND REGULAR SESSION
93RD GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES LIPKE (Sponsor), BROWN (30), DETHROW, ERVIN, MUNZLINGER, SCHAD, MEADOWS, ROORDA, HARRIS (23), PAGE, STORCH, LAMPE, SILVEY, PARSON, WOOD, YOUNG, DARROUGH, CORCORAN AND BIVINS (Co-sponsors).
STEPHEN S. DAVIS, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 566.151, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to enticement of a child, with penalty provisions.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Section 566.151, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 566.151, to read as follows:
566.151. 1. A person at least twenty-one years of age or older commits the crime of enticement of a child if that person persuades, solicits, coaxes, entices, or lures whether by words, actions or through communication via the Internet or any electronic communication, any person who is less than fifteen years of age for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with a child.
2. It is not an affirmative defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the other person was a peace officer masquerading as a minor.
3. [Attempting to entice a child is a class D felony.
4.] Enticement of a child or an attempt to commit enticement of a child is a [class C felony unless the person has previously pled guilty to or been found guilty of violating the provisions of this section, section 568.045, 568.050, or 568.060, RSMo, or this chapter, in which case it is a class B felony] felony for which the authorized term of imprisonment shall be not less than five years and not more than thirty years. No person convicted under this section shall be eligible for parole, probation, conditional release, or suspended imposition or execution of sentence for a period of five years.