SECTION 1. Section 26C of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subdivision (a) by striking in line two the word “lure” and inserting in place thereof the following:- groom, lure,
SECTION 2 Section 26C of chapter 265 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subdivision (b) the following subdivision:-
(c) Anyone who entices a child under 16, or a person believed to be under 16, electronically via telephone, cell phone, electronic mail, internet chat room or “instant messenger” with any comment, solicitation, request, suggestion, proposal, image, or other communication verbal or otherwise which is obscene, lewd, lascivious, filthy, or indecent, where sexual grooming, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation was intended, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years, or in the house of correction for not more than 21/2 years, or by a fine of not more than $5,000, or by both imprisonment and fine.
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