A Colorado Springs man is being accused of Inducement of Child Prostitution (18-7-405.5) and Pimping of a Child (CRS 18-7-405), both class 3 felonies. According to a statement given to police, the twenty year-old man insisted he did not know the age of the girl. She was sixteen. Denver, Jefferson, Arapahoe, Adams, Douglas, Larimer, and Weld County laws say that anyone under 18 is considered a child or minor when involved in prostitution crimes.
The man, says that he met the underage girl at a night club and, after a brief sexual relationship, they decided to become “business partners.” The girl agreed to prostitute herself and split the money. He made an online profile for her advertising the service, paid for the motels she used, and drove her to appointments. When the girl's mother found out about their activities, she alerted the police and the Lost Innocence Unit of the FBI, which deals with crimes all over Colorado and cities like Englewood, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, and Castle Rock.
The man is insisting that the girl was not forced to do anything against her will in their prostitution scheme. He says that she agreed to everything of her own volition, though he did admit that it had been his idea originally for her to prostitute herself. He included in his affidavit to police that he told her she was better than a prostitute and would understand if she didn't want to go through with their plan.
Because the girl is considered a juvenile, this young man has the possibility of receiving a life sentence in prison, and if he is ever released he will have to register as a Sex Offender. He will have to abide by the harsh rules set by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board, which manages those convicted of sex crimes like Sexual Assault of a Child (CRS 18-3-405), Internet Luring of a Child (CRS 18-3-306), or Incest (CRS 18-6-302).
This man and underage girl were trying to make money and now a serious price must be paid. If you are contacted by police for questioning about a sexual assault crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call the experienced defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.
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