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Internet Luring of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-306, in Metro Denver

On Behalf of | Oct 4, 2017 | Internet Luring |

Denver Police | Luring People into Internet Luring of a Child

The Colorado Internet Luring of a Child statute, C.R.S. 18-3-306, outlines the rules around which Denver police use to fish for criminals. Sometimes it is difficult to know if a person would have committed the crime if he or she were not presented with a tempting situation by a trained officer. Let’s take a look at the elements of Internet Luring of a Child to see what Denver police try to get someone to say or do while executing a sting operation.

What Are the Elements of Internet Luring of a Child in Adams and Jefferson County?

To be convicted of Internet Luring of a Child in Adams County, it must be proved that a person knowingly did all the other elements of this crime. It must be shown that the accused person used some sort of electronic means to communicate with someone he or she believes is less than 15 years of age. He must describe explicit sexual conduct (defined in 18-6-403 (2) (e)), and in connection with that description, he or she must make a statement persuading or inviting the person to meet for any purpose. The accused person must believe he is at least 4 years older than the person he is communicating with.

How Do Law Enforcement Officers Catch Would be Criminals in Douglas County?

The goal of Douglas County law enforcement is to get someone to complete their checklist of elements described above. A hairy old cop will pretend to be a 14 year old flirtatious person just to see if someone will flirt back. Then the officer might send a picture of a zit free person that looks nothing like most do at 14. The Lone Tree officer knows just how much flirting and seductive conversation to use in order to get the potential criminal to describe sexual intercourse, erotic fondling, erotic nudity, masturbation, sadomasochism, or sexual excitement. Once that objective is achieved, all it takes is a statement about meeting up for any purpose.

Avoid Trouble in Jefferson County | Stay out of Sexually Explicit Chat Rooms

Many people are tempted to act out when they are lonely and presented with opportunity. That is why I warn people of the dangers of dating websites and chat rooms. Saying the wrong thing, even if you do not intend to follow through, can result in a child sex crime conviction with prison and a lifetime of sex offender registration. So if you are accused of Internet Luring of a Child, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-731-0719. Together we can protect your future.