A story was recently released about a former schools superintendent in Grand Junction traveling to Washington, where he was caught trying to solicit a child for prostitution. According to The Daily Sentinel, the man was the victim of a Police Sting operation – a detective “posed as a 16-year-old pimp using a text application” and the Colorado man took the bate, thinking he would be soliciting a 13-year-old child. Now sentenced to 10 years in a federal prison, the 76-year-old man is losing a big part of his remaining life, and afterwards will live as a registered sex offender.
Definition of Soliciting for Child Prostitution in Arapahoe County
In Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and throughout Colorado, the definition of Soliciting for Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-402 – is:
(1) A person commits soliciting for child prostitution if he:
(a) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child;
(b) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child; or
(c) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child.
(2) Soliciting for child prostitution is a class 3 felony.
18-7-401 Defines “Prostitution of a child” as “either inducing a child to perform or offer or agree to perform any act of sexual intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, masturbation, or anal intercourse with any person not the child's spouse by coercion or by any threat or intimidation or inducing a child, by coercion or by any threat or intimidation or in exchange for money or other thing of value, to allow any person not the child's spouse to perform or offer or agree to perform any act of sexual intercourse, fellatio, cunnilingus, masturbation, or anal intercourse with or upon such child. Such coercion, threat, or intimidation need not constitute an independent criminal offense and shall be determined solely through its intended or its actual effect upon the child.”
Penalty for Soliciting for Child Prostitution in Adams County
As a class 3 felony in Adams County and anywhere in Colorado, if convicted of Soliciting for Child Prostitution you will be facing a penalty of 4-12 years in prison and a fine between $3,000-$750. One released you will also be subjected to at least 5 years on parole.
Lawyer for Soliciting For Child Prostitution in Douglas County
If you or a loved one are facing charges for Soliciting for Child Prostitution in Douglas County or anywhere in Colorado, be smart. Exercise your right to remain silent and speak to an experienced defense lawyer at O'Malley and Sawyer today. Call us at 303-830-0880 to set up a free initial consultation, or to schedule a jail visit. Together, we can protect your future.