Speeding tickets are pricy, especially for a young person. Two Greeley men in their 30's recognized this when they offered a young girl a solution to pay for her speeding ticket. Their solution was child prostitution. According to the news, one man allegedly paid the underage girl to have sex with him. The man who had sex with the minor was introduced to her through the other man involved. That man was arrested on charges of Pimping of a Child. After being driven home, the girl was given $100. The man who had sex with the minor for money could face charges of Patronizing a Prostituted Child in Colorado.
Patronizing a Prostituted Child in Aurora
The definition of Patronizing a Prostituted Child, C.R.S. 18-7-406, in Aurora and throughout Colorado is:
Any person who performs any of the following with a child not his spouse commits patronizing a prostituted child:
- Engages in an act which is prostitution of a child or by a child, as defined in section 18-7-401(6) of (7) or;
- Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in an act which is prostitution of a child or by a child, as defined in section 18-7-401 (6) or (7).
The statute for Patronizing a Prostituted Child is very broad. C.R.S. 18-7-401(6) and C.R.S. 18-7-401(7) describe different situations of prostitution by a child or of a child. One man induced the child to perform or offer or agree to perform an act of sexual intercourse in exchange for money, which means he could face charges of Patronizing a Prostituted Child. Patronizing a Prostituted Child in Jefferson County is a class 3 felony throughout Colorado. If convicted, one could face 4 years to life in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Police Stings for Patronizing a Prostituted Child in Adams County[pullquote align=”left” textalign=”left” width=”50%”]Sometimes police overstep their boundaries and arrest innocent people.[/pullquote]It's unclear how these two men were found out by police. But, in many child prostitution cases, police stings are staged frequently. Police in Adams and Douglas County want to make arrests since arrests boost their reputation. The problem is that police sometimes overstep their boundaries and arrest innocent people. In fact, another Colorado man was arrested for Soliciting Child Prostitution after a police sting. However, he was innocent. The police had no remorse. Though I think trying to protect children from harmful sex crimes is needed, I don't agree with how police often make arrests for Patronizing a Prostituted Child. It's not fair for an innocent person to have his reputation on the line while the police get a gold star for an arrest.
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A charge or conviction of any child prostitution related crime in Denver and Highlands Ranch can lead to damaging consequences. People who work around children can lose their jobs immediately upon a conviction of Patronizing a Prostituted Child in Colorado. Consult an expert sex crimes defense attorney immediately if facing charges of Patronizing a Prostituted Child.Request a Free Consultation