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Colorado Policeman Arrested for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Nov 04, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Colorado policeman was arrested for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. Read more in our blog.
A veteran in the Longmont police force was arrested early this summer for multiple charges. One of these charges is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6. This offense is usually a misdemeanor in Denver, Adams and Douglas County. However, it is considered to be an extraordinary risk crime, and is subject to harsher sentencing. It can also be charged as a felony under specific circumstances. This offense is a sex offense in Colorado. And, if a person is convicted, they will have to undergo sex offender treatment and sex offender registration.

What is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Denver?

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a fairly new law in Jefferson, Larimer and Arapahoe County. A person will be charged with this sex offense if they:

“Knowingly observes or takes a photograph (includes video, live feed, or other visual material) another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonably expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the observer's own sexual gratification.”

To be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, the District Attorney must prove the element of “sexual gratification” is present. They must also prove that the alleged victim had a reasonable expectation of privacy. (If the purpose of the photos was not sexual, then a person would be charged with Criminal Invasion of Privacy – C.R.S. 18-7-801 in Denver, Littleton and Aurora.)

Longmont Police Officer – An Addiction Leads to Criminal Charges

The police officer facing charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification allegedly took photos of a woman (with whom he was sharing a bed) without her permission while she was asleep. The police officer was charged with this sex offense because she was sleeping and she had a reasonable expectation of privacy. He was also charged because the photos were for his own sexual gratification. He was also charged with Sexual Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-405. After his arrest, the officer admitted he had a sexual addiction for which he was receiving treatment. Stories like this are all too common. Addictions, whether it is to drugs, sex, or alcohol, often start small and build to bolder actions. The final result often is criminal charges. The officer's addiction got out of control. And, now he could be facing prison time. He could also face registration as a sex offender, and sex offender treatment from the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB).

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If you are charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Denver, Rio Blanco or Adams County, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.


Source: Longmont Times-Call

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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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