In Denver County and Arapahoe County, police solicit Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, charges after posing in chat rooms like Yahoo’s Romance Room. They know that libidos are already high and it is a short trip to get someone to meet the elements of this crime: 1) invite or persuade, 2) a child under fifteen (15), 3) to enter any vehicle, building, room or secluded place, 4) with the intent to commit sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact upon such child.
Arrests Mean Money to Police
After officers receive federal grants in the tens of thousands of dollars, they must show results. Results mean arrests for sex crimes involving kids under the age of fifteen. It does not matter to Colorado lawmakers whether a real child is involved or not, as police pose as kids interested in sex with men from all over the country. I still remember a call from a lady in Canada telling me that her husband had been arrested in Colorado after allegedly coming here to meet a child for sex. Police in Jefferson County, Adams County and Douglas County sit hours in front of multiple computer screens like fishermen at Chatfield Lake seeking to charge men with Enticement of a Child – a sex offense in Colorado. The bait for these fishermen is sexual explicit conversation and the promise of sex with kids. You are the fish.
Entrapment as a Defense to Enticement of a Child
Entrapment is not so difficult to prove when officers get desperate to keep their funding. Competition is fierce for federal dollars and defendants benefit when officers cut corners to show results up the money tree. Criminal defense attorneys like those at our office are well versed in entrapment law. Provided our clients don’t make any statements to police, we have a good chance at undoing the case against our clients.
It is never a good idea to speak with kids online, by phone or text. You never know who you are talking to until officers arrest you when meeting a child or while you are at home. Charges for Internet Luring of a Child often accompany charges of Enticement of a Child, so be careful!
Come and meet our attorneys for a free initial consultation regarding your charges. We have over twenty years’ experience fighting police and DAs in internet sex based crimes. You don’t have to become a sex offender. Don’t become a statistic for a police officer. Finally, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call us twenty-four hours a day at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.