4 Crim. L. Prac. 25 (2018-2019)
The Way I Felt: Creating a Model Statute to Address Sexual Offenses Which Utilize Virtual Reality

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                                                         Criminal Law Practitioner



   THE   WAY   I FELT:  CREATING A MODEL STATUTE TO ADDRESS
        SEXUAL OFFENSES WHICH UTILIZE VIRTUAL REALITY

                                 Ryarn Esparza'


                                 TABLE OF CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION                ................................................................................................ 24

I. BACKGROUND                ............................................................................................... 24

   a. The First Recorded Instance of a Sexual Offense in VR?       .....................    ..... 24
   b. Defining Sexual Offenses by States            .....................................   ..... 25
     . New York ....... ....................................................... 26

     ii. Cafornia ............................................................. 26

     iii. Texas ................................................................ 27

II. DOES FREE SPEECH PROTECT THESE ACTIONS FROM CRIMINAL PROSECUTION? .......................... 28

III. Do VIRTUAL SEXUAL OFFENSES TRIGGER CRIMINAL LIABILITY?       ......................................... 29

IV How To ADDRESS THE ISSUES OF ANONYMITY?.         ........................................................... 31

   a. Anonymous Users Online        .......................................... ........ 32
   b. Investing in Computer Crime Investigation         ....................................... 34

V. CRAFTING A STANDARD           ..................................................................................... 34

   a. Federal or State            .......................................................... 35
   b. Mental Health Expert..................................................... 36
   c. A Proposed Model Statute       .......................................... ....... 36
   d. Structure of the Model Statute............................................... 37

CONCLUSION                  ................................................................................................... 37













  Ryan Esparza is a graduate of University of Mississippi School of Law class of 2018.

                                          Fall 2018   Washington College of Law  25

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