Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, is a sexual offense crime in Colorado, with comprehensive consequences to anyone’s future. Prosecutors in Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson County are waging a war of propaganda to make it easier to convict anyone accused of this crime and other child sex crimes, like Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.
District Attorneys Selling Blind Acceptance of Child Allegations
I turned on the television this morning to see if it would be good motorcycle riding weather. The 1st story I heard was an interview of a prominent District Attorney telling us why we should always believe children when they say they have been sexually assaulted or enticed. This kind of public grandstanding is designed for to create a biased jury pool for politically minded prosecutors. Read more about the media and their bias on sex crimes.
I know what I have to say about this subject is unpopular, but I am troubled over a growing movement which automatically convicts people accused of sex crimes before the evidence is heard. They are penetrating our justice system and trying to shift the burden of proof to the defendant (a big Constitutional “no-no”). Prosecutors in Denver and Adams County want potential jurors to accept the allegations of children at face value by telling us all just to believe them. As I listen to unsubstantiated statistics in news stories, selling propaganda like “sexual assaults are the most underreported crimes in the nation,” and that “the best thing we can do for a victim is to just believe,” I become angry.
Are Sexual Assault Allegations Over Reported or Under Reported?
First of all, I don’t know how anyone can know that sex crimes are the most underreported crimes. Isn’t it just as possible that sex crimes might be the most falsely reported crimes? Our jury verdicts would seem to suggest that. I think it is important that we take Sexual Assault and Enticement allegations seriously. But, for that very reason, we should not just “believe”. We should seek the truth and not blindly believe either side. All ages of people lie: adults, teens, and yes, children lie. Based on the number of people I have represented who have been found “not guilty” of Enticement of a Child and Sexual Assault on a Child charges, I would like to start a new movement called, it is okay to doubt.
Allegations With No Physical Evidence is Enough to Move a Case Forward to the Jury
A person is convicted of Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, in Douglas and Arapahoe County when he or she either admits to or is found guilty by a jury of inviting or trying to persuade a child to enter a secluded place with the intent to commit sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact. Sexual Assault on a Child can result from simply touching a child’s private areas over clothing. Just think how easy it is for a teenager to accuse a person of these crimes. If all it takes is the word of a child to send someone to prison for life, then nobody is safe. My job is to put prosecutors to the task of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that you or someone you care about, is guilty. How foolish that district attorneys would suggest we should always “believe the child”. These prosecutors are either blindly politically motivated or have never met an angry 14 year-old girl, told to stay away from her 18 year-old boyfriend by caring parents.
If you are accused of Enticement of a Child or Sexual Assault on a Teenager in Jefferson or Yuma County, or anywhere in Colorado, do not try to fight the government and their false allegations alone. Instead, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.