I want to start off by saying that this must be a very difficult and painful time for you, and I can't imagine how hurtful discovering this evidence must have been.
This question has multiple layers, and I'm going to do my best to explore each one.
In 'Nearby' mode, instead of sending messages using a mobile or data signal, the feature lets users send messages to people in close proximity that are in Bluetooth or Wi-Fi Direct range - up to around 30 feet (9 metres).
The Fire Chat app, pictured left, was developed by Open Garden.
fast forward to the time she said she was going to be turning 18 and she gets weird, then she admits she is 15, at this point i told her i could no longer talk to her, she kept pleading and pleading and i said no, then she stopped talking so i figured it was over and done, then she text back saying she was in the hospital and had some cancer and that her dad keeps beating her and i am a good person i just wanted her to have someone to talk to, so i let her keep talking but was nothing sexual in nature after finding out her age.
That means that you will be a registered sex offender for at least ten years, and this offense can follow you for many years.
In the app there are 'chatrooms' including Everyone and Nearby.
The former searches for all users, while the latter applies to people within Bluetooth and Wi-Fi range.
There are numerous Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Forces around Washington state employing these methods every day.
At the Meryhew Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience defending clients accused of these crimes.