Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Here are the specific statutory requirements your Colorado criminal lawyer will need to refute to defeat a charge of sexual exploitation of a child (possession of child pornography) in Adams County, Denver County, Summit County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, and other Colorado counties:

18-6-403 Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

A person commits sexual exploitation of a child if, for any purpose, he or she knowingly:

(a) Causes, induces, entices or permits a child to engage in, or be used for any explicit sexual conduct for the making of any sexually exploitative material

(b) Prepares, arranges for, publishes, including, but not limited to, publishing through digital or electronic means, produces, promotes, makes, sells, finances, offers, exhibits, advertises, deals in or distributes, including, but not limited to, distributing through digital or electronic means, any sexually exploitative material

(b.5) Possesses or controls any sexually exploitative material for any purpose

(c) Possesses with the intent to deal in, sell or distribute, including, but not limited to, distributing through digital or electronic means, any sexually exploitative material

(d) Causes, induces, entices or permits a child to engage in or be used for any explicit sexual conduct for the purpose of producing a performance

This crime can be charged in Denver County and other Colorado counties as either a Class 3, 4 or 6 felony and is often referred to as possession of child pornography. It is the most complicated of all the Internet sex offenses statutorily, including Internet luring of a child, enticement of a child and sexual exploitation of a child. There are many precise definitions of phrases like "sexually exploitative material" that contain other complicated definitions. Your Colorado criminal lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office, P.C., can help you sort through these definitions. Click to see Common Questions and Answers Regarding Child Pornography / Sexual Exploitation of a Child cases.

Typically, this crime involves photographs of a child, whether electronically or in printed form. Your Colorado criminal attorney can help you locate weaknesses in the government's case and identify a winning strategy for court.

The mere accusation of a sex crime can have devastating effects on your life, including lifetime registration as a sex offender. This harm results even if the government does not have strong evidence against you because juries are especially sensitive to accusations of sexual crimes. You need an experienced Denver, Colorado, criminal lawyer on your side to defeat false or exaggerated charges.

Sexual exploitation of a child / child pornography is a sex offense in Colorado, and if convicted, you will need to register as a sex offender (Colorado Sex Offender Management Board) and complete the onerous requirements of sex offender treatment. Don't gamble with your children, job, marriage and reputation. Call a Colorado lawyer who knows sex crimes. If the police contact you or you think you might be charged in Colorado with sexual exploitation of a child, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.

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