Generally speaking, most people are not familiar with specific laws regarding serious offenses like sex crimes. People may just assume something is unlawful without really understanding the extent to which they can be charged for committing an offense.
This can mean people often find themselves in much more trouble than they may realize if and when they are arrested for crimes involving sexual misconduct. For example, the act of visiting a website with the intent of meeting a minor can quickly result in a person being charged with multiple offenses. And when a person is facing multiple charges, there could be an increased likelihood of a conviction on at least one charge and serious consequences.