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Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Attorney in Douglas County, Colorado

Lawyer for Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Jefferson County, Colorado

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Jefferson County or Douglas County, is usually charged when police think they can prove that: an adult, used the internet, to invite a child under fifteen years old, to expose themselves online, or to observe the adult's intimate parts online. Whether this occurs in Lakewood, Arvada or Evergreen, police often set up stings to trap men and women. They pretend to be a child, enter an adult chat room for adults, and engage in sexual discussions. Note that you only have to invite the child - you never need to meet them in person or even exchange nude photos. Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Attorneyundefined

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lawyer in Jefferson County Explains This Crime

Internet-Sex-Exploitation.jpgInternet Sexual Exploitation Law by Cell Phones and Computers

Colorado's lawmakers are playing catch-up with technology. Every time someone does something sexual with a computer or cell phone which is not a crime, law enforcement in Jefferson County whines and we have a new law. This is definitely the case with Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, defined at C.R.S. 18-3-405.4.  Read how sexting can be Internet Sexual Exploiation of a Child.

Crazy Results from Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, 18-3-405.4

Like so many sexual crimes in Denver and Jefferson County, within the definition of key terms you can see the problem with Colorado's Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child law.

Internet Sexual Exploitation across Colorado - C.R.S. 18-6-405.4

The State of Colorado places strict limits on communication with kids regarding sexual matters.  A person commits Internet Sexual Exploitation, C.R.S. 18-6-405.4, in Jefferson or Arapahoe County when he or she knowingly entices someone under the age of 15, and at least 4 years younger than himself, to engage in sexual activity over a computer, telephone, or other electronic devices.

Sexting and Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver

'Sexting' is growing more and more common in this digital age. Teens, adults, and even children as young as ten years old engage in this new behavior. But, what might seem harmless can lead to serious criminal charges in Arapahoe, El Paso, and Jefferson County; one of these crimes is Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child - C.R.S. 18-3-405.4. This serious sex offense has long-term consequences, so it's wise to know how you are charged, and what to do if you've been contacted by the police.

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child - The Punishment Does not Fit the Crime

penalty.jpgParts of this felony sexual crime sound nearly identical to Indecent Exposure, C.R.S. 18-7-302, a class one misdemeanor. Under Indecent Exposure law, the knowing exposure of one's genitals to another (including to children), is prohibited. In the class four felony charge of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, one subsection criminalizes any invitation to a child to view the actor's intimate parts via a phone or computer network. Here, police will charge you with this felony if you send a picture of your intimate parts to a child under fifteen.

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child - Really?

sloppy-laws-internet-sex-crimes.jpgI freely admit that I sometimes take Colorado law to the extreme. That's because "truth is stranger than fiction", as the saying goes. Take Colorado's Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, for example. Detailed at C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, this law says it is a class 4 felony for someone 4 years or more older than a child under 15, to invite the child, through electronic media like a phone, text, or computer, to touch their intimate parts while communicating, or to view the intimate parts of the older person. Intimate parts is defined as, "the external genitalia or the perineum or the anus or the buttocks or the pubes or the breast of any person." C.R.S. 18-3-401(2).

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Colorado, 18-6-405.4

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a serious sex based crime in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, or Weld County. C.R.S. 18-6-405.4 states it is a class 4 felony for a person to knowingly importune, invite, or entice a person under 15 years of age AND at least four years younger than the actor, to engage in certain sexual activity over a computer, telephone network, data network, or by text message(s).

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Denver Lawyer

Sexual talk or conduct involving kids of any age is dangerous in Colorado. Police frequently pose as kids online and elicit sexual conversation, only to lead you into the commission of a crime. Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, is a perfect example. You might be minding your own business in a Yahoo Romance chat room, and a person strikes up a conversation with you. As your conversation develops, if you ultimately invite a person less than 15 years of age to touch or expose their own or another's intimate parts, or ask them to observe your intimate parts (i.e. you send a picture of your intimate parts), police will arrest and charge you. What seems like a private and confidential exchange is recorded and used as evidence against you in Douglas, Arapahoe and Adams County. Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class 4 felony in Colorado, and a sex offense. With a conviction, people are required to register as a sex offender and complete the onerous SOMB sex treatment.

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  • Sexual Assault and Rape charges related to divorce. Acquittal from jury trial. Weld County, Greeley, Colorado.
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  • Sexual Assault on a Child, Position of Trust. Acquittal from Jury Trial. Adams County, Brighton, Colorado.
  • Domestic Violence. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock, Colorado.
  • Violation of Restraining Order. Dismissed by District Attorney. Douglas County, Castle Rock.

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