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Are Female and Male Sex Offenders Treated the Same in Colorado?

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

Are female and male sex offenders treated the same in Colorado? More in our blog.
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“Sex offenders are always men”: a common stereotype we may hear or think about on a frequent basis. But this statement is not always the case. When females are also identified as sex offenders, then, how does the law see them—the same as male sex offenders, or different? The justice system in Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson County, fights for both genders equally.

Not too long ago, there was a news story about women sex offenders and what drove them to become identified as sex offenders. According to the article, they are rare—96 percent of the offenders that were revealed in 1999 were men, and because of that infrequency, it is assumed it's easier to profile a man as a sex offender. Interestingly enough, the article says that even if women are convicted of a crime, they may still be seen as lonely rather than sexually aroused.

Registering as a Sex Offender in Denver

The severity of a crime can determine the frequency that you would have to register—either annually or quarterly, and each time you move somewhere else. If you move to Colorado, you need to register in a time frame of five days, and if you do not register in that time period, you will be charged with Failure to Register as A Sex Offender in Colorado. Police officers in cities such as Littleton, Highlands Ranch, or Englewood, can arrest individuals if they believe they have failed to register as sex offenders.

Double Standards for Sex Offenders: Colorado Law Seeks Justice

Too often society can place standards on men and women that are not true, which is why you need an experienced attorney to defend you. It is very common for a man to be labeled as a sex offender simply because of all of the male cases that are found, and how society might think it's more likely for a crime to be tied to a male over a female due to character assumptions. Don't let unfair double standards and stereotypes take away your hope. Contact our criminal defense attorneys who defend men and women accused of sexual offenses in Grand, Douglas and Adams County. Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is facing a Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charge in Colorado, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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