If the person told him numerous times that he’s 18 then that right there should be proof enough of 2 things;
1) Your friend had no intentions of trying to get with an underage person and
2) That was entrapment. Period.
But in our “oh so great and wonderful country” attorneys will turn their heads and simply tell you that there’s “no defense against a sex case” which is pure utter bullshit. It’s just that no one wants to be bothered fighting sex cases. Especially the ones which I’m talking about where the cops are MANUFACTURING criminals out of people who initially had no criminal intent.
What’s the point of having legal representation be it paid attorney or public pretender if there’s apparently no defense against a sex charge?
Something has GOT to be done about this. Laws are never etched in stone for all of eternity. They get changed. But nothing is going to change if the people who CAN fight for change just simply sit on their asses.