This might include teachers, coaches, employers, and clergy, among others.In such cases, it is best to assume that the age of consent is 18, or even 21.
Once a connection is made — and text messages and emails are being exchanged — the detectives hold themselves out to be younger than 16 to the person in the messages. The target of the law enforcement sting arrives and is quickly surrounded by police.
That is what allegedly happened to Dobbs, who at one point during text exchanges revealed his profession to a person he thought was named “Brandon,” court filings show.
He worked as a prosecutor for the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.
His current practice covers a variety of areas: criminal defense, workers’ compensation and personal injury.
Maryland’s age of consent laws apply only to heterosexual conduct.
They is no official age of consent for homosexual conduct. Any two people over the age of 16 may consent to have sex with each other, regardless of any age disparity between them.Like most states, there are some situations in Maryland where people under the age of consent may legally have sex, as long as there is only a small age difference between them.I believe the allegations are wildly different than the full story.” Over the past two months, according to the allegations, Dobbs was snared by a sting technique known by those working in the criminal justice system, adding to the stunned reaction among some lawyers who know Dobbs.In the stings, detectives post a message on any number of websites used by people looking for sexual encounters.A longtime criminal defense lawyer in Maryland was charged with sexual solicitation of a minor after using the Internet and text messages to set up a sex encounter with someone he thought to be a 15-year-old boy, according to police allegations filed in Montgomery County District Court on Wednesday. Dobbs, 57, was released on a 0,000 bond after a hearing in a Rockville courthouse two blocks from his law office.