Importuning ORC § 2907.07

Definition of Importuning:

  • Soliciting a person who is less than 13 years old,
  • To engage in sexual activity, or
  • Soliciting a person who is 13-15 years old to engage in sexual conduct when the solicitor is 18 or over and 4 or more years older than the person solicited.

Potential Penalties:

Importuning is a misdemeanor of the first degree when it involves soliciting a person under the age of 13, carrying a penalty of up to 180 days in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. If the importuning involves a person between the ages of 13 and 15, it is a misdemeanor of the fourth degree carrying a penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $250.

At Funkhouser Law, we know that everyone accused of importuning has the presumption of innocence. However, this type of charge is very serious and, as such, we work hard to accomplish the most favorable outcome for each of our clients. If you have been accused of importuning, please call Funkhouser Law for a free consultation with an experienced, peer-rated lawyer.