New York Penal Law § 120.70 Luring a child




1. A person is guilty of luring a child when he or she lures a child into a motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, isolated area, building, or part thereof, for the purpose of committing against such child any of the following offenses:  an offense as defined in section 70.02 of this chapter;  an offense as defined in section 125.25 or 125.27 of this chapter;  a felony offense that is a violation of article one hundred thirty of this chapter;  an offense as defined in section 135.25 of this chapter;  an offense as defined in sections 230.30, 230.33 or 230.34 of this chapter;  an offense as defined in sections 255.25, 255.26, or 255.27 of this chapter;  or an offense as defined in sections 263.05, 263.10, or 263.15 of this chapter.  For purposes of this subdivision “child” means a person less than seventeen years of age.  Nothing in this section shall be deemed to preclude, if the evidence warrants, a conviction for the commission or attempted commission of any crime, including but not limited to a crime defined in article one hundred thirty-five of this chapter.

2. Luring a child is a class E felony, provided, however, that if the underlying offense the actor intended to commit against such child constituted a class A or a class B felony, then the offense of luring a child in violation of this section shall be deemed respectively, a class C felony or class D felony.


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