Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Attorney for Douglas County Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-6-403

Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Douglas County and Castle Rock is the equivalent of pornography involving children.  It is not designed to prosecute non-sexual images of kids, but instead those related to sexual intent.  A baby taking a bath in a sink is the classic nude image of a child, which is not unlawful.  Yet a minor dressed up in a suggestive pose, or involved in a sexual act, are unlawful and the subject of Exploitation laws.  Unfortunately, many police officers don't understand the boundaries between unlawful pictures and lawful ones.

Read further to learn the specific statutory requirements your Colorado criminal defense lawyer will need to defeat a charge of Sexual Exploitation of a Child (possession of child pornography) in Adams County, Denver County, Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, Douglas County, and other Colorado counties.

Definition of Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Jefferson County, Colorado

Sexual Exploitation of a Child is located at C.R.S. 18-6-403, and occurs in Jefferson County, Colorado, if for any purpose, someone 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.

Key to understanding the full meaning of this Exploitation crime are the definitions of terms like "explicit sexual conduct," "sexually exploitative material," "erotic fondling," and "erotic nudity."  Our Sexual Enticement lawyers can explain these terms to you, and give you their impressions of the evidence against you.

What is Denver Sexual Exploitation of a Child? - Felony or Misdemeanor Level?

Sexual Exploitation of a Child can be charged in Denver County and other Colorado counties as either a Class 3, 4 or 6 felony. It is often referred to as 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. Precise definitions of terms like "sexually exploitative material" can make the difference between your innocence and guilt.  Read more about all the issues concerning Exploitation charges by clicking on: Common Questions and Answers Regarding Child Pornography / Sexual Exploitation of a Child cases.

Adams County and Westminster Charges of Sexual Exploitation

Typically, this crime involves photographs of a child, whether electronically or in printed form. Whether the images meet the definition of Sexual Exploitation is normally a close question.  We find that most cases originate by file sharing of images on-line.  It is never a good idea to open your hard-drive in part to a peer to peer network, where police search for hash values of files. Your Adams County, Colorado, criminal attorney can help you locate weaknesses in the government's case and identify a winning strategy for court.

Sentence for Sexual Exploitation in Arapahoe County if Found Guilty at Trial or by Plea Agreement

Arapahoe County juries are especially sensitive to accusations of sexual crimes like Sexual Exploitation of a Child. If you are convicted, you will need to register as a sex offender (Colorado Sex Offender Management Board) and complete the onerous requirements of sex offender treatment. Colorado lawmakers have basically given this board the right to send you to prison.  Once in prison, you will be under an indeterminate sentence (lifetime).  Don't gamble with your freedom and family.  Call our Colorado lawyers who understand the complicated laws related to sexual crimes. Your future depends on finding an experienced lawyer.

If the police contact you or come to your house with a search warrant looking for sexully exploitative material,  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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