(b) A sex offender who knowingly or intentionally violates a:
(1) condition of probation;
(2) condition of parole; or
(3) rule of a community transition program;
that prohibits the offender from using a social networking web site or an instant messaging or chat room program to communicate, directly or through an intermediary, with a child less than sixteen (16) years of age commits a sex offender Internet offense, a Class A misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Level 6 felony if the person has a prior unrelated conviction under this section.
(c) It is a defense to a prosecution under subsection (b) that the person reasonably believed that the child was at least sixteen (16) years of age.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-42-4-12 - last updated June 08, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/in/title-35-criminal-law-and-procedure/in-code-sect-35-42-4-12.html
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