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609.494 SOLICITATION OF JUVENILES.
    Subdivision 1. Crime. A person is guilty of a crime and may be sentenced as provided in
subdivision 2 if the person is an adult and solicits or conspires with a minor to commit a crime or
delinquent act or is an accomplice to a minor in the commission of a crime or delinquent act.
    Subd. 2. Sentence. (a) A person who violates subdivision 1 is guilty of a misdemeanor if the
intended criminal act is a misdemeanor or would be a misdemeanor if committed by an adult, and
is guilty of a gross misdemeanor if the intended criminal act is a gross misdemeanor or would be a
gross misdemeanor if committed by an adult.
(b) A person who violates subdivision 1 is guilty of a felony if the intended criminal act is a
felony or would be a felony if committed by an adult, and may be sentenced to imprisonment for
not more than one-half the statutory maximum term for the intended criminal act or to payment of
a fine of not more than one-half the maximum fine for the intended criminal act, or both.
    Subd. 3. Multiple sentences. Notwithstanding section 609.04, a prosecution for or
conviction under this section is not a bar to conviction of or punishment for any other crime
committed by the defendant as part of the same conduct.
    Subd. 4. Consecutive sentences. Notwithstanding any provision of the Sentencing
Guidelines, the court may provide that a sentence imposed for a violation of this section shall
run consecutively to any sentence imposed for the intended criminal act. A decision by the court
to impose consecutive sentences under this subdivision is not a departure from the Sentencing
Guidelines.
    Subd. 5. Definition. "Solicit" means commanding, entreating, or attempting to persuade a
specific person.
History: 1991 c 279 s 31; 1993 c 326 art 4 s 24