Colorado Sex Crime Attorney Blog

Denver Man Convicted on Federal Prostitution-Related Charges

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Mar 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

A man is facing prostitution-related charges. Find out why in our blog.

Image Credit: Pixabay – Sponchia

A man from the Denver area has been indicted on suspicion of operating a website which offered reviews for massage parlors in Golden, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Aurora, Parker, and Lakewood. While this seems like a legitimate business, it's important to understand that there are more to the massage parlors than meets the eye – they are fronts for prostitution. Let's take a look at the charges against this man to understand how prostitution is charged in Colorado.

Review Site for “Massage Parlors” in Denver

According to the news, the Adams County man created and operated a site which promoted and provided reviews for multiple massage parlors operating as a front for Prostitution and suspected human trafficking. The site also received hundreds of dollars in exchange for advertisements.

Prostitution-Related Charges in Colorado

The man was indicted under federal law, but state law also covers prostitution-related charges. These include:

CRS 18-7-201

Charged when someone pays you to perform a sexual act.

Soliciting for Prostitution:
CRS 18-7-202

Charged when someone arranges to meet a prostitute.

Patronizing a Prostitute:
CRS 18-7-205

Charged when you pay someone else to perform a sexual act.

CRS 18-7-203

Charged when someone forces someone else to commit prostitution.

CRS 18-7-206

Charged when someone lives off the profits of prostitution.

Pimping Charges in Colorado

Because the man lived off of money he received as a result of prostitution taking place, he could possibly have been charged with Pimping in the state of Colorado. Let's look closer at Pimping charges in Jefferson, Arapahoe, and El Paso County. Under statute 18-7-206, Pimping is defined as:

“…any person who knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value is earned, received, procured, or realized by any other person through prostitution.”

While it is unknown if the man received money from the massage parlors themselves, he likely did receive payment for providing reviews and promoting the places of prostitution. Thus, the man could have been charged with Pimping in Boulder, Douglas, or Grand County.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Pimping Charges

Pimping is charged as a class 3 felony, which carries a possible sentence of up to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. There is much at stake if you are convicted or plead guilty to this offense. Don't put your future at risk by trying to defend yourself in court or hiring a cheap, inexperienced attorney. Invest in your future by working with a full-time criminal defense lawyer who will aggressively fight to protect your rights and future.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is facing prostitution-related charges, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

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.


There are no comments for this post. Be the first and Add your Comment below.

Leave a Comment