If someone is caught texting nude pic to an underage girl in California, what would be the typical punishment?

Question by Ron: If someone is caught texting nude pic to an underage girl in California, what would be the typical punishment?
This truly happened to a friend of mine. He sent a text to a girl that was an undercover cop. I am not sure if he asked her age but he sent a pic of himself. He felt he was entrapped. This is the extent of the information I have.
I am pretty sure this happened in one city in California.
Also, he is 35 and the girl was 17.

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Answer by This dog kicks
Depends on the ages of the people involved and if it is across state lines it is federal offense.

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4 thoughts on “If someone is caught texting nude pic to an underage girl in California, what would be the typical punishment?”

  1. I believe it’s a felony. It’s typically not considered entrapment in these cases. See episodes of Dateline NBC’s “To Catch A Predator”. You can see episodes on YouTube.

  2. Exposing a child to harmful materials is a felony. Even if the “girl” was an adult undercover officer. If he believed or should have believed she was a child then the penalty is severe.

  3. A long jail sentence and he’ll be a registered sex offender the rest of his life.

    It’s not entrapment… he sent the picture knowing it was a 17 year old child.

    He’s toast.

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