Adult cybersex chat site
At some point, Gallegos said he was convinced the person was a gay man posing as a girl because in the past he had arranged meetings with supposed females only to meet a man.
The reason he showed up at the meeting site, was out of curiosity about this person.
In his stimulating paper, "Chatting Is Not Cheating," John Portmann defends online lust and characterizes about sex; he maintains that such talking is more similar to flirting than to having a sexual affair.
In reality, though, the issue of online cheating is more complex—especially when it concerns sexual activities involving actual interaction with other individuals.
"Does the state consider cyber-sex to be sexual activity? Gray said the state did not, but if the person solicited sex and believed it was a minor, that is what the law requires.
Wilkins wondered how the state can establish what a person believes short of having a full confession.
Because of this, Internet chat sometimes turns into fantasy and is not grounded in reality.
The trial court ruled the testimony was not relevant.
Justices said if the state sets out to prove someone's intent then perhaps a defendant should be allowed to challenge that with expert testimony.
Typically, state agents will try to get the suspect to show up at a pre-arranged location and time in order to prove legal intent.
Gallegos is also taking issue with a judge's denial of an expert witness, a doctor who would testify that Gallegos was not attracted to minor girls and was therefore not a pedophile.