The Internet is a convenient tool that has made life easier for a lot of people in the world, including those from Milwaukee. Although it is convenient, the Internet is also a means for criminals to conduct misdeeds. Because of this, law enforcers are exerting efforts in the difficult task of cracking down on those who commit cyberstalking, child enticement or any unlawful use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime.
Crimes that involve sex often attract widespread attention and create alarm with residents of Milwaukee. That is why most people who are charged with sex crimes, such as sexual assault, are extremely likely to suffer prejudice in the public's eyes in addition to the stern penalties of the law.
While a conviction for any crime has consequences, being convicted of a sex crime can carry some of the toughest penalties. Besides the legal repercussions that come with sex crime allegations, the personal reputation of the accused individual is also at stake. It is true that every person who is accused of a crime is innocent unless or until proven otherwise, but people accused of sex crimes are often considered guilty even before their trial begins.
Sex crimes such as child enticement are not taken lightly in Wisconsin. Guilty or not, individuals accused of sex crimes will be aggressively prosecuted, and penalties for a conviction are harsh.
Wisconsin law may change with regard to how attempted child enticement is prosecuted. Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen supports a bill that is currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If the bill is passed, state law would treat attempted child enticement the same as actually carrying out the crime.
Readers of this blog are likely aware that the law can take a very harsh stand against sex crimes, even if they only occur on the Internet, as viewing or even discussing underage sexual contact is taken very seriously. With that in mind, readers may be interested in the case of a 30-year-old Wisconsin man who is now facing half a dozen felony charges related to child enticement.