609.352 Solicitation of children to engage in sexual conduct.
Subdivision 1. Definitions. As used in this section:
(a) "child" means a person 15 years of age or younger;
(c) "solicit" means commanding, entreating, or attempting to persuade a specific person in person, by telephone, by letter, or by computerized or other electronic means.
Subd. 2. Prohibited act. A person 18 years of age or older who solicits a child or someone the person reasonably believes is a child to engage in sexual conduct with intent to engage in sexual conduct is guilty of a felony and may be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than three years, or to payment of a fine of not more than $5,000, or both.
Subd. 3. Defenses. Mistake as to age is not a defense to a prosecution under this section.