Brown is accused of having a four-month-long sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl he met online.Chaney is accused of having a 14-year-old girl engage in live video sex acts, and of later having sex with her.
There are several laws that relate to sex crimes committed using the internet but law enforcement agencies are concentrating on sex offenders who seduce minors in internet chat rooms andprostitution, which usually takes place at sites like Backpage and Craigslist.
California Penal Code section 288.3 makes it a crime for an adult to communicate with a minor for the purposes of engaging in certain sex acts, including communication over the phone or internet.
These laws prohibit adults from communicating with minors in internet chat rooms in order to engage in certain sexual acts with the minors.
In a typical sex offender case of this nature, the defendant will engage in chat room discussions with a young girl who explicitly mentions that she is under 18.
Sexual communications between the two will occur culminating with the young girl inviting the defendant to her house.
When the defendant arrives and enters the home, he is first confronted by Chris Hansen, the host of the TV show “To Catch a Predator”.
The movie was directed by Jake Kasdan and written by Mike White.
Shaun Brumder (Colin Hanks) is a teenager from affluent Orange County, California.
Chaney and Jackson are being charged in federal court.
Brown is being charged in Orange County Superior Court sex acts with a minor.
California Penal Code section 288.4 makes it a crime for an adult to arrange a meeting with a minor for the purposes of engaging in lewd and lascivious behavior.