A former sheriff's deputy faces accusations of filming a girl under the age of eighteen in a state of nudity, while off duty, according to a recent news story. The former sheriff's deputy allegedly used his work cell phone to record a girl in a state of nudity. In Denver, the sheriff's deputy would likely face charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6. He also risks facing charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-6-403, depending on whether his videos of the girl qualify as sexually exploitative material.
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Arapahoe and Jefferson County | When is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Charged?
In Arapahoe and Jefferson County, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, charges occur when someone knowingly observes or photographs another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, for the observer's sexual gratification. The person being observed or photographed would have to expect privacy. For the sheriff's deputy to face charges of this crime, he would have to have been filming the girl's intimate parts, without her consent, for his own sexual gratification. “Intimate parts” include external genitalia or the perineum or the anus or the buttocks or the pubes or the breast of any person.
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Douglas County: Misdemeanor vs. Felony
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification can either be a misdemeanor or felony in Douglas County. Misdemeanor Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is charged when someone observes or photographs another's intimate parts without consent, for the purpose of the observer's own sexual gratification. This conduct qualifies as a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime, meaning the maximum possible imprisonment is extended to up to 24 months in the Douglas County Jail. Felony Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is charged when the defendant was previously convicted of unlawful sexual behavior, or if the person observes or takes a photograph of the intimate parts of an alleged victim under fifteen years of age. This is a class 6 felony extraordinary risk crime, meaning the maximum possible imprisonment is extended to up to 2 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Adams County Lawyer for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification | Call the O'Malley Law Office
If you are facing charges or false allegations of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Adams County, call the O'Malley Law Office immediately. In some cases, someone may face these charges after peering at their neighbor while sunbathing. In other cases, people face this charge after putting up security cameras in places where they didn't expect people would undress. As criminal defense lawyers who have been fighting for the futures of those accused for over 25 years, we know how important it is for you to have expert legal help and an aggressive defense in court. Don't put your future at risk if facing charges or accusations of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Colorado. Call the O'Malley Law Office today and protect your future and rights.Request a Free Consultation