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According to the news, the owner of a Longmont, Colorado day program faces accusations of touching a female client. The female client had developmental disabilities. He also faces accusations of sexually harassing other women at a barbecue he hosted. According to the arrest affidavit, the man allegedly made sexual remarks to the women and made comments about spanking them. He also inappropriately touched one woman and attempted to lift up her shirt and look down her pants. In Boulder, Jefferson County and across Colorado, this man would face charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-3-404.
Unlawful Sexual Contact Lawyer in Douglas County | Definition of Unlawful Sexual Contact
Unlawful Sexual Contact charges occur in Douglas County, Adams County and across Colorado under many different circumstances. Typically, Unlawful Sexual Contact charges occur whenever someone subjects a victim to any sexual contact but the victim doesn't give the actor permission to have the contact or cannot give the actor permission to have the contact. In the case of the Longmont man, he subjected female victims to sexual contact when they were unable to give consent. Unlawful Sexual Contact can either be a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime or class 4 felony in Colorado, unless committed against an at-risk person.
Unlawful Sexual Contact on an At-Risk Adult in Arapahoe County and Across Colorado
Because one of the women victims had developmental disabilities, the man could also face more serious felony charges since she qualifies as an at-risk adult in Arapahoe and Adams County, Colorado. By definition, an at-risk adult includes any person 70 years of age or older or any person 18 years of age or older and is a person with a disability. Unlawful Sexual Contact on an At-Risk Adult or At-Risk Juvenile is a class 6 felony. However, it becomes a class 3 felony in more extreme circumstances. Both of these felony charges come with lengthy Colorado Department of Corrections sentences.
Charged with Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver, Colorado? Call the Best Sex Crimes Lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office
If you face charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, especially if it involves an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile, contact the top criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office right away. If convicted of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado, you could face a lengthy jail or prison sentence, sex offender registration and treatment, or even risk losing your job. You need a seasoned sex crimes attorney fighting on your behalf in court if facing any allegations or charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado.