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Text message to minor was sex solicitation (access required)

Even though defendant did not ask a minor to perform the sexual acts he described in a text message to her, the trial court properly convicted him of violating Code § 18.2-374.3(D), which prohibits using “a communications system … for the purposes of soliciting, with lascivious intent” a minor between 15 and 18 years old ...