Computers are a necessity throughout Colorado. They are used in schools, workplaces and in the privacy of one's own home. Yet, they're also dangerous for many people. This is because computers are complex and information is easily shared when using them. In some cases, if people aren't careful, some information could get them into trouble. People may risk downloading, getting access to or sharing explicit content. As I'm writing this I'm thinking of explicit content like nude child photography. You don't have to go looking for it. Possession of nude child images could lead to the devastating charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Jefferson and Arapahoe County. For the purposes of this blog, we'll focus on how people can encounter the harsh charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Colorado.
Sexually Exploiting a Child: Computers Can Lead to Trouble with the Police in Colorado
Police searches of your computer can be risky. Always consult a criminal defense attorney if facing any charges.
Computers are great for storing information we need. They have room for music, important documents, pictures from vacations and so much more. However, they're also good at storing what we don't need, like risky material that police can gain access to. If police in Adams or Douglas County suspect you're in possession of nude child images, or have simply viewed them, in most cases it's not difficult for them to find proof. Their suspicions usually develop after they've investigated certain file sharing networks where people share files. To continue their investigation, police can track your computer to your home, which would lead to a search of your computer's hard drive. This can be dangerous for anybody, including those who have deleted pornographic files from their computer. Unfortunately, in most cases, the files haven't been deleted completely and can still be retrieved by police. And, even a prior possession of explicit child photos can lead to Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges. This can be devastating. A knowledgeable sex crimes lawyer is essential if you're fighting charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child.
Police Stings Can Also Lead to Sex Crime Charges in Denver
Police stings, otherwise known as sting operations, are basically undercover investigations. They're intended to identify people who have committed a crime. For example, an adult suspected to have communicated online with a child less than 15 years of age when he or she is more than four years older than the child, can lead to a police sting. In this sting, police will pretend to be a child the adult is talking to. While pretending to be the child, police will lead the adult into a discussion about sexual actions with the child or suggest a meeting with a child. This could then lead to charges of Internet Luring of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-306. In addition to these charges, police may search the personal computer of the adult for nude images of children. If they find any explicit images, the person could end up with additional charges for sexually exploiting a child.
Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver? Contact Us Today
When investigating crimes, police are often looking to make arrests. They are not on your side. If confronted by police, it's vital that you do not speak with them. There are many parts of a case which officers need your help to prove. Instead of speaking to police, consult an expert defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office right away. Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a sex offense in Denver County, Morgan County and across Colorado. If convicted of this sex crime after sexually exploiting a child, someone could face up to 16 years in prison and a sex offender conviction. Don't let these harsh sex crime charges ruin your future. Contact our office today for a free initial consultation.Request a Free Consultation