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CU Buffalo Sentenced for Indecent Exposure: C.R.S. 18-7-302

On Behalf of | Jun 23, 2012 | Indecent Exposure |

Denver Indecent Exposure Lawyer

A former University of Colorado football player was sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of Indecent Exposure (C.R.S. 18-7-302). In addition to probation, he will have to register as a sex offender in Boulder County. The former Buffalo was charged after he entered a women’s restroom in a CU dormitory and exposed himself to a naked woman who was taking a shower.

Arapahoe County Indecent Exposure Sentence

Indecent Exposure, like Unlawful Sexual Contact, in Douglas, Jefferson, and Adams County, Colorado is usually a class 1 misdemeanor, but can be a class 6 felony if a person has two prior convictions for the same offense or a comparable offense. In order to prove an allegation of Indecent Exposure, prosecutors must establish that a person knowingly exposes their genitals to the view of another person under circumstances in which such a conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person with the intent to arouse the sexual desire of any person. It may also be proven if prosecutors can establish that a person masturbates in front of another person.

Indecent Exposure in Jefferson County| An Overcharged Crime

Indecent Exposure seems to be one of those types of crimes that is ridiculously overcharged. At the O’Malley Law Office, we have seen Colorado cases where two people are “making out” and one person wants to take the intimacy to the next level, exposes their genitalia, and the other person overreacts and calls the Aurora, Centennial, or Denver police. How in the world is this kind of private intimate behavior a crime? We have all misread the signals of a partner at one time or another, but like always, the government tries to make a mountain out of a mole hill.

Sex Offender Registration and Indecent Expsoure

In this case, the football player was likely just being a silly college student playing a prank in the girl’s bathroom, or completely unaware that there was another person in that shower. Now, he will carry the stigma of being a registered sex offender for many years to come. We hope there was a complete investigation to justify this sex conviction.

Don’t let mixed sexual signals, a silly prank, or a situation of awkward nudity become a crime. At the O’Malley Law Office, we are criminal defense attorneys who care about your future and your reputation. We handle cases in jurisdictions all over Colorado, including Weld, Boulder, and Denver County. We will fight to make prosecutors or a jury understand that what they perceive as a crime was merely a miscommunication. If you have been charged with Indecent Exposure in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us today at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.