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Denver, Colorado Internet Luring of a Child Lawyer | Special Ed Teacher Accused of Internet Luring

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

A former substitute special education teacher faces accusations after an undercover police sting operation. The special ed teacher allegedly attempted to engage in oral sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old, but the girl was actually a police officer. He also allegedly responded to a Craigslist ad, agreeing to “fool around” with the girl in exchange for $500. When police later met up with the man, they recovered the promised $500 from him. In Denver, Arapahoe County and everywhere else in Colorado, the man could face charges of Internet Luring of a Child and Soliciting for Child Prostitution.

Internet Luring of a Child Lawyer in Jefferson County: Definition of Internet Luring

Internet Luring of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-306, occurs in Jefferson and Adams County whenever someone communicates with a child over the phone or computer, and the “child” is under fifteen years of age. In that communication, the person would have to describe explicit sexual conduct and in connection with that description, offer to meet the child for any purpose. The actor would have to be more than four years older than the child or than the age the actor believes the child to be. If the former teacher knew the pretend girl was 14 years old, was more than four years older than her, described sexual conduct and still offered to meet her for any reason, he would face class 5 felony Internet Luring of a Child charges. Internet Luring of a Child can be a more serious class 4 felony if the person intends to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual exploitation or sexual contact. Even if a meeting doesn't occur, you can still face charges of Internet Luring of a Child.

Soliciting for Child Prostitution Lawyer in Douglas County: Definition of Solicitation of a Child for Prostitution

In Castle Rock and Douglas County, Soliciting for Prostitution, C.R.S. 18-7-402, charges occur whenever a person:

  1. Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child;
  2. Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child; or
  3. Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child.

If the man's intent behind the arrangement to “fool around” with the child included engaging in sexual acts, such as masturbation, sexual intercourse, or fellatio, and the $500 was for those sexual acts, he could face charges of Soliciting for Prostitution. Soliciting for Prostitution is a class 3 felony in Colorado.

Arapahoe County Attorney for Child Prostitution and Internet Luring of a Child Charges

In many Internet Luring of a Child and Soliciting a Child for Prostitution cases in Centennial,  Aurora and across Colorado, police stings leave innocent people with damaged reputations, required sex offender registration and lengthy prison sentences. It is not hard to be entrapped in an Internet Luring of a Child case, or falsely accused in a child prostitution case. If facing any of the above charges in Colorado, call the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office right away. You cannot afford to fight any of these charges alone.

If you are facing Internet Luring of a Child or Soliciting for Child Prostitution charges in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, call us at 303-830-0880 or fill out the “Get Help Now” form on the side of this page. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

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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