Yahoo Chat – dangerous Hunting Ground for Internet Luring charges. Whether you are ten, twenty or sixty years old, Yahoo Chat is a dangerous place to be in Denver, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, or Adams County. We have seen a large number of cases throughout the years where people are chatting in Yahoo Chat and police bait them into sex talk with a “fourteen” year old child, and they end up charged with a serious sex offense. I put this age in quotes because it is usually a police officer pretending to be a “fourteen” year old child.
Jefferson County Sheriff and District Attorney Investigators know that people chatting on any sexual topic in Yahoo Chat have a heightened sex drive or libido. In fact, the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office has an investigator / detective whose regular practice is to join in chats of sex talk, or to sit idle in sex talk rooms like the “romance” room, and wait for men from all over the country to make contact. Then, they pretend to be an experienced and eager sexually active fourteen year old girl – ready to meet anyone, anywhere, for sex.
C.R.S. 18-3-306, Internet Luring, provides that it is a crime to: discuss explicit sexual conduct with a “child” under fifteen years of age and to make any statement persuading or inviting the “child” to meet with you for any purpose (i.e. meet for a coke). Jefferson County District Attorneys know that Yahoo Chat is a great place to catch people who like to talk about sex. This is sort of like my friend Gib who goes deer hunting. He tries to think like a deer and wait with his rifle along paths where deer hang out. Jefferson County Sheriffs Deputies and Jefferson County District Attorney investigators like to hunt too. They sit quietly, or mingle with the “deer”, and then act like a “child” who wants to talk about explicit sexual conduct. Then, when they get an interested person, they try to arrange a meeting for sex between the person and the “child”, or try to obtain an invitation for such a meeting.
You can protect yourself from the perils of Internet Luring or Enticement of a Child charges in Jefferson County and Denver by staying away from internet sex chat. It is not a healthy expression of intimacy and there are many other perils which exist in such a place (you can get robbed, you can get drugged and lose your kidneys, you can contact a disease, you can get arrested for prostitution or Internet Luring, you can get charged with adult Sexual Assault, or you can get in a fight at the location you chose to meet your new sex partner).
The internet is a great place to get snared, and Yahoo Chat is a favorite hunting ground for Jefferson County law enforcement. So, stay away from sex chat sites! If you get snared by police, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.