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Indiana criminal law recognizes the legal defense of entrapment. However, conduct that merely offers an individual an opportunity to commit a crime does not constitute entrapment. Indiana law defines entrapment as follows:
IC § 35-41-3-9 Entrapment
(a) It is a defense that:
(1) the prohibited conduct of the person was the product of a law enforcement officer, or his agent, using persuasion or other means likely to cause the person to engage in the conduct; and
(2) the person was not predisposed to commit the offense.
(b) Conduct merely affording a person an opportunity to commit the offense does not constitute entrapment.
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