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SEXUAL ASSAULT IN DOUGLAS COUNTY: BEWARE OF THE PRETEXT CALL

| Aug 6, 2018 | Sexual Assault |

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Douglas County Police Record Calls From Victim

Did you know that police in Douglas County have a machine where they can input a phone number they want to show up on the caller ID of a phone (including cell phone) they call? This allows them to have an alleged victim of a Sexual Assault offense call their accused and make it look like they are calling from their home or cell. In reality, they are calling from the police department. The call is recorded and police coach the accuser during the call.

Tricked Into Admission By Jefferson County Police

Police in Jefferson County use this technique to obtain incriminating statements from the accused. Their hope is that the accused will make some admissions or incriminating statement over the phone, with their guard down. I have seen police have their “victim” ask a man “why did you do that to me” or “do you remember that special time we had together”? Often, the man accused of Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405, or Aggravated Incest, C.R.S. 18-6-302, will say “yes”. Even a failure to strongly denounce the accusation is enough to sway a jury when the recorded phone call is played back during trial.

Pretext Call in Denver, Colorado

This powerful tool, known as the Pretext Call, often catches men and women with their guard down. Most everyone knows that if the police call, they should exercise their 5th Amendment right to remain silent. But what if a child or woman is calling innocently from their home or cell? The best thing to do is to disagree strongly with any hint of wrongdoing and hang up. This will shut down the accuser right away and cause the Denver Police to reevaluate whether they want to prosecute the allegations of sexual misconduct against you

Arapahoe County Sexual Assault Charges

Sexual Assault and Incest allegations in Arapahoe County are deadly serious where just a little admission or failure to deny may tip the scales of who to believe. Juries are already predisposed to believe a child making these accusations. Many are convinced in advance of trial that a child would never make up such an allegation. You must always remember that allegations of this nature are deadly serious and that DAs and Police will bend the rules of decency to obtain a conviction. Lying to the accused and having a “victim” pretend to be at home are second nature. They see no moral conflict since they are seeking a greater good: putting sex offenders behind bars.

Lawyer for Sexual Misconduct in Adams County

If contacted by a child or alleged victim wanting to discuss allegations of sexual misconduct in Adams County, issue a short and strong denial, hang up, and call the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the O’Malley Law Office, at 303-731-0719. Together, we can protect your future.