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[[caption-width-right:300: Don't listen to her, Trent!]]

Under US law (and other countries as well), there is a crime known as CorruptionOfAMinor, in which adults coerce children into committing crimes, or helping them to commit crimes.

This is the [[InvertedTrope inverse]].

Sometimes children can convince adults to break the law. [[ChildrenAreInnocent But they're such innocent little darlings! How on earth is that possible?]] They could turn on the charm, particularly on a gullible adult or one with low self-esteem, or one who just likes kids and wants to be nice, or maybe one who sees the kid as an equal or a friend. Other times, the kid simply bribes the adult. This is pretty much the favourite technique of the EnfantTerrible.

See also TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior, KidsAreCruel, DeliberatelyCuteChild, FromTheMouthsOfBabes, CorruptionOfAMinor, and EnfantTerrible.

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!!Examples:

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Not suprisingly, many Loli and Shota hentai have a plot along these lines.
* Negi Springfield of ''{{Negima}}'' has, [[ChasteHero unintentionally]], [[ChickMagnet turned about a third of his class into Shotacons]].
** In a strange reverse, Kotaro has slowly been turning [[{{Shotacon}} Ayaka]] towards hating kids.
* Johann in ''{{Anime/Monster}}''.
* Rokudo Mukuro in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn'', to Lancia.
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[[folder:Film]]
* The film ''LittleSweetheart'' plays with this, having a normal nine year old girl, Elizabeth, being corrupted by the slightly younger Thelma, who is an amoral psychopathic [[TheChessmaster chessmaster]].
* In ''LawnDogs'', 10 year old Devon and 21 year old Trent become friends... at ''Devon's'' insistence. Devon later convinces Trent to accompany her while they steal chickens from a barn, and convinces him to moon her father and a police officer.
* The movie ''Matchstick Men'' does this, though [[spoiler:the girl isn't actually a minor.]]
* The not-too-notable {{Disney}} film ''NoDepositNoReturn'' features a pair of kids who talk a couple of honest, inept crooks into kidnapping them to pay off some not-so-honest crooks.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In the original ''{{Lolita}}'' book, the pedophile protagonist Humbert Humbert claimed he was seduced by the titular girl, who had known about sex well before she met him. A not uncommon reading of the story has the reader believe Humbert's claim, even though [[spoiler:he's an UnreliableNarrator who was just trying to justify his molestation of the girl in question]].
** Would you believe the sexual version was also a [[ShowWithinAShow story within a story]] in a PiersAnthony book, ''Firefly''? ([[AuthorAppeal Okay, maybe you would]].)
* In Maryrose Wood’s ''Why I Let My Hair Grow Out,'' the fifteen-year-old protagonist tries to seduce a man in his twenties, who suddenly becomes very opposed to deflowering her as soon as he discovers she’s a minor (i.e., when she accidentally lets her age slip while she’s ''undressing in front of him''). [[CelibateHero His insistence that they wait a few years]] doesn’t stop her repeated attempts throughout that book and the next to tempt him into sleeping with her.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Dewey from ''MalcolmInTheMiddle'' does this every so often.
* There was a bit in ''TheManShow'' where the Man Show Boy stood outside a liquor store asking the patrons to buy him beer, telling one guy he had a hottie back at his treehouse. In the end, one guy did get him a six-pack. There was also another segment where the boy was actually selling the beer like a lemonade stand.
* On ''Series/{{Shameless}}'' (US) Carl convinces a female camp counselor to expose her breasts to the other boys in the camp. It is a camp for kids dying of cancer so it is not hard for him to play on her sympathy and convince her to give the boys their 'wish'.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* Dahlia Hawthorne got her start at an early age in ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' by convincing/seducing Terry Fawles into [[spoiler: conspiring with her to fake a kidnapping.]]
* Somewhere in the ''KingdomHearts'' continuity, scientist Ansem the Wise's youngest apprentice (8-year-old Ienzo) was the one who convinced him to [[spoiler:build a laboratory designed specifically for studies of Darkness and the heart, with varying levels of cruelty. For the record, the result was Ienzo and the other Apprentices condemning Ansem to a world of nothingness after their experiments got too inhumane and he started to take a stand against it.]]
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[[folder:Webcomics]]
* It could be argued that this is what happened to Artie of ''{{Concession}}'', as [[spoiler:Chelsie was revealed to be hypersexual, and Artie wasn't capable of understanding what he was doing when he slept with her. However, Artie was at the time under the psychic influence of Joel, which probably had a bigger impact on his behaviour.]]
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Happens in a cartoon by Swedish morbid cartoonist "Gurr"; a little girl comes up to a man and politely says that if he will "follow her into the woods", she'll give him a beer!
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[[folder:Real Life]]
* Underaged children sometimes ask adults to illegally buy liquor and/or cigarettes for them at stores ("Shoulder Tapping"). The police have responded by setting up sting operations with an underaged kid asking an adult to do this: if the adult does it, they're arrested.
** Likewise, underaged kids sometimes try to persuade store clerks to sell them the liquor/cigarettes illegally.
** The same principle applies to MurderSimulators as well. Children get either get [[AdultsAreUseless clueless parents]] to buy games for them or try to buy them directly. Games industry trade associations even organize stings to catch shopkeepers that sell adults-only games with no questions asked.
** It is not technically illegal for a child to see an R rated movie without a parent or guardian, but it is a universal policy that is treated almost as if it were. So similar to the above, we have children trying to convince employees or adults to sneak them into movies.
* In 1950s England, there was the notorious Bentley case (portrayed in the movie ''Let Him Have It''), where 19-year-old Derek Bentley (who however had a mental age of about 11) and his 16-year-old accomplice Chris Craig were interrupted by police in attempting to burgle a warehouse. Craig shot and killed a policeman (it has also been claimed that PC Miles was actually killed by a stray bullet from a police gun), and both Bentley and Craig were found guilty of this; Bentley was hanged because Craig was too young. This case is said to have led to the abolition of capital punishment in Britain.
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