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Virginia Court of Appeals finds no First Amendment violation with online solicitation of minors law

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On June 10, 2008, Virginia’s Court of Appeals found no First Amendment infirmity with the law prohibiting soliciting sexual activity with a minor. Podracky v. Com., ___ Va. App. ___ (June 10, 2008). The court also emphasized that such a crime can take place even if the “minor” turns out to be an undercover cop,. Jon Katz.