<h1></h1>I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve read where someone is charged after people spot a hidden camera in a bathroom and call the police. When this happens, it makes it that much easier for prosecutors to charge someone with the harsh sex crime of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. In fact, according to a recent news story I read, a 19-year-old was caught after he placed a camera in a kindergarten classroom bathroom. He said he put the camera inside the bathroom to film the bare buttocks of students and adults using the bathroom. When police examined the man’s camera, they found videos of four children under five years of age, changing clothes and / or using the toilet. In other videos, similar content was found. There was no mention of any adults being filmed. The man alleged he was filming the students for his own sexual gratification – a necessary element the government must prove. In Denver and Douglas County, the 19-year-old would be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification.
Denver Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification: How It’s Charged
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, is charged in Denver and Jefferson County whenever a person knowingly observes or takes a photograph of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent. A person must do so in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the observer’s own sexual gratification. Since the man above was observing or taking a photograph of children’s intimate parts without their consent in a place where they expected privacy (a bathroom) he would be charged with this unlawful sex crime. And, since he admitted to doing so for his own sexual gratification, it will be an easy case for the police to prove.
Criminal Charges in Aurora? Lawyers are Aware of More Harsh Penalty When Children Are Involved
In Aurora and across Colorado, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is normally a class 1 misdemeanor and an extraordinary risk crime. But, because the intimate parts of children under fifteen years of age were observed or photographed, this man would be charged with an extraordinary risk class 6 felony Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Aurora and Arapahoe County. This means those convicted could spend between 1 year to 2 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections prison system.
Attorneys who Know Treatment and Rehabilitation Help in Adams County Criminal Cases
The man in this news story must have had an attraction to children. With this obvious problem, he will benefit from sex offender treatment. Like others, he can and will benefit. I don’t see this man as a person who can never change his behavior, as the SOMB might believe. As Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification criminal lawyers in Adams County and Jefferson County, we’ve handled many sex crimes cases similar to this one. Many of our sex crimes cases have involved broken people who struggled with an addiction or simply made a mistake in judgment. People charged or accused of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification need help and hope, not the condemnation of society, police and prosecutors. That’s why our Denver Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification lawyers fight so hard for each one of our clients. We offer hope, not condemnation. Call us today.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Rio Blanco or Adams County, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact a Denver Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification criminal defense attorney at the O’Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. We are Christian Criminal Defense Lawyers who believe Jesus Christ is the one who sets us free from unhealthy addictions and brokenness. Together, we can protect your future.