According to the news, a woman was arrested for Sexual Exploitation of a Child after an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The 46-year-old woman was accused of possessing and distributing material portraying a sexual performance by a minor. Police executed a search warrant at her home and took the equipment that was allegedly used for the crime. Let's learn more about the crime of Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver, Custer County and every other county in Colorado.
Adams County Sexual Exploitation of a Child – Distributing and Possessing Sexually Exploitative Material
Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-6-403, is a complicated sexual offense in Adams County, Arapahoe County and everywhere else in Colorado, as it can be charged in many different ways. As it pertains to the news story, one way Sexual Exploitation of a Child can be charged is if someone “possesses with the intent to deal in, sell, or distribute, including but not limited to distributing through digital or electronic means, any sexually exploitative material” (C.R.S. 18-6-403(3)(d)). Since the material the woman allegedly possessed and distributed was of a minor engaged in a sexual performance, it could be considered sexually exploitative material. A “minor” in Colorado (for the purposes of the Sexual Exploitation of a Child statute) is a person who is less than eighteen years old.
Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a Class 3, Class 4 or Class 5 Felony in Douglas County
In Douglas County, Jefferson County and elsewhere else in Colorado, Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class 3 felony, class 4 felony or class 5 felony. Sexual Exploitation of a Child is normally a class 3 felony in Colorado, except that possessing or controlling any sexually exploitative material for any purpose is a class 5 felony. Additionally, Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Parker and Castle Rock is a class 4 felony if convicted of possessing or controlling sexually exploitative material for any purpose more than once. The possession would also have to be of a video, recording or broadcast of moving visual images, or motion picture or more than twenty different items qualifying as sexually exploitative material.
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