Can One Be Convicted of Contacting a Minor for Purposes of Committing Sexual Penetration (Penal Code § 288.3) If the Minor Is 2,000 Miles Away?

In the age of the Internet, live chat, video conferencing and travel by jet, people are brought closer, at least theoretically.  However, the law often lags behind the realities of the present.  In the following summary of a reported decision, a man convicted of contacting a minor for purposes of committing sexual penetration challenged his conviction because the minor was 2,000 miles away.  Did he have a point?  To find out, click on the following link.

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