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13-3561 - Unlawful age misrepresentation; classification; definition
13-3561. Unlawful age misrepresentation; classification; definition
A. A person commits unlawful age misrepresentation if the person is at least eighteen years of age, and knowing or having reason to know that the recipient of a communication is a minor, uses an electronic communication device to knowingly misrepresent the person's age for the purpose of committing any sexual offense involving the recipient that is listed in section 13-3821, subsection A.
B. It is not a defense to a prosecution for a violation of this section that the recipient is not a minor.
C. This section does not apply to peace officers who act in their official capacity within the scope of their authority and in the line of duty.
D. Unlawful age misrepresentation is a class 3 felony, and if the minor is under fifteen years of age it is punishable pursuant to section 13-705.
E. For the purposes of this section, "electronic communication device" means any electronic device that is capable of transmitting visual depictions and includes any of the following:
1. A computer, computer system or network as defined in section 13-2301.
2. A cellular or wireless telephone as defined in section 13-4801.