Grooming is approaching and contacting children for the purpose of enabling sexual contact. If you or someone close to you is suspected of grooming, it is important to call in an expert lawyer. The lawyers at our firm have a great deal of experience in handling criminal cases, including grooming. Please contact us for assistance and advice.
Grooming is punishable in art. 248e of the Penal Code. The legal text can be found below:
A person who, by means of an automated work or using a communication service, proposes an encounter with a person of whom he knows or should reasonably suspect that he has not yet reached the age of sixteen years, with a view to committing an act of fornication with that person or creating an image of a sexual conduct in which that person is involved, shall, if he commits any act aimed at achieving that encounter, be liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding two years or a fourth category fine.
Penalty for grooming
Many people wonder what punishment someone can expect for grooming, but that question can never be answered just like that. Punishment is tailor-made. In the case of a conviction, the judge looks at all kinds of factors, such as the circumstances under which the offence was committed, the person of the suspect, the maximum sentence and judgments in similar cases. The lawyers at our firm can make a realistic assessment of a possible penalty, even if it is ultimately up to the court to make the decision.
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