Upon conviction of an unlawful sexual offense like Enticement of a Child (CRS 18-3-305), Indecent Exposure (CRS 18-7-302), or Internet Luring of a Child (CRS 18-3-306), in Colorado counties like Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas, Larimer, or Weld, the offender should prepare for a very lengthy and intense government regulated treatment, therapy, and supervision program. Key words frequently used to describe the Colorado Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) for sex offenders include “long term,” “comprehensive,” and “monitoring.” This treatment is devised and regulated by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) in cities like Englewood, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Aurora, Arvada, and Castle Rock among others in the Denver-Metro area, and their goal is to alter sexually abusive thoughts and unlawful behaviors.
Sex offender treatment is one-size-fits-all.
Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation
Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation (SOISP) is monitored by a specialized branch of the Probation Department to change the offender’s thoughts and conduct to foster and encourage a change in sexually deviant behavior which they believe includes fantasies, denial, arousal, planning, and rationalization. The SOMB declares that sex offender therapy will continue no matter the length of time. They say that all sex offenders make progress at different rates and treatment will continue for as long as it takes to achieve the desired results. The board is very serious and strict with offenders in treatment because they do not want to deal with the consequences of someone reoffending and then the Board being blamed for not treating them long enough. After treatment, the Board recommends an extensive time of aftercare and monitoring.
One-Size-Fits-All Sex Offender Treatment
After sex offender treatment is underway, every single person convicted of a sex offense is treated the exact same way. A man who may have inappropriately touched a woman in a bar when he was drunk is a sex offender in the same way that someone convicted of internet sexual exploitation of a child is a sex offender. The current system offers no distinction between types of offenders and offenses, misunderstandings, and accidents. The SOMB has developed the treatment program with the mindset that no sex offender may be cured and any sex offense is a result of a deviant mind.
Why You Need a Sex Crimes Lawyer
Even though treatment in itself is long and hard, treatment is just one of the many requirements someone has to deal with after a sex crime conviction. Indeterminate Sentencing for prison terms, and sex offender registration, are a few other requirements that are imposed on a sex crime offender. The experienced attorneys at the O’Malley Law Office understand just how harsh the consequences of a sex crime conviction can be and will fight for your freedom.