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Distributing or Producing Child Porn in Denver | Sexual Exploitation

| Nov 23, 2020 | Sexual Exploitation of a Child |

Distributing or Producing Child Porn

Acts of distributing or producing child porn are punished harshly throughout the Denver area. Sending or making sexually explicit material that involves minors under 18 can lead to a lengthy prison sentence, strict supervision after incarceration, and sex offender registration. In a digital world such as ours, many different acts on your smartphone, tablet, or computer can become problematic. Young adults, middle-age professionals, and those approaching retirement are all susceptible to impactful criminal charges for downloading, sending, or manufacturing underage pornography. If you or someone you know is facing these allegations in Denver, Arapahoe, or Adams County, exercise your right to remain silent and contact an experienced sex crimes lawyer immediately.

Denver Sexual Exploitation of a Child Laws

Denver’s sexual exploitation of a child laws prohibit possessing, sending, or creating pornographic images or videos involving juveniles. CRS 18-6-403 is the criminal code that addresses child pornography in the state of Colorado. In regards to distributing or manufacturing child porn, you commit this sex crime in Denver, Aurora, or Thornton if you:

  • contribute in any way,
  • to making or distributing,
  • sexually exploitative material showing someone 17 or younger engaging in sexual acts

Distribution can be as simple as messaging or emailing a picture or video to another person. Material showing underage fondling, nudity, arousal, masturbation, or sexual intrusion or penetration qualifies as child pornography.

How Bad is Distributing Child Pornography in Colorado?

While possessing child pornography ranges from a class 5 felony to a class 4 felony, distribution or creation charges are even more serious. As a class 3 felony, a conviction for sending or manufacturing child porn can lead to:

  • a prison sentence of 4 – 12 years,
  • fines of $3,000 – $750,000
  • 5 years of parole,
  • sex offender registration (for a minimum of 20 years)

Ramifications of this magnitude can destroy your future. On top of years in prison and high fines, the combination of a felony on your record and sex offender registration creates many hurdles. Finding an employer who will look beyond this and someone who will rent you a place to live is especially difficult for defendants in these cases.

Defense Attorney for Child Pornography Charges in Denver

Finding the top criminal defense attorney is imperative when facing allegations of sending or creating child pornography. Law enforcement and prosecutors relentlessly pursue a conviction in these cases and defendants need experienced representation fighting for their future. We have decades of combined experience with sexual exploitation of a child charges and are prepared for your unique case. Perhaps the material wasn’t for anyone’s sexual gratification or you didn’t contribute to sending or making the materials in any way. That said, contact our office for a free, confidential consultation. We offer same-day jail visits, affordable fees, and flexible payment plans for those facing criminal allegations throughout the Denver area including Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson, and Douglas County.

Don’t talk to the police about child pornography allegations – talk to us. Sawyer Legal Group, LLC 303-731-0719

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