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Pandering is a Denver and Douglas County crime relating to prostitution. Pandering is charged when someone facilitates prostitution in exchange for money. I recently read an interesting story where a man was charged with Pandering for repeatedly sending prostitutes to his neighbor's house. According to the report, the man sent the prostitutes to go to his neighbor's home and strip on their front porch. The man would sit in his house and watch. The neighbors claimed this occurred over 75 times in a four year period. While this happened in another state, it made me wonder if the man's actions would constitute Pandering if this had occurred in Castle Rock or Aurora.
Douglas County Pandering Lawyer: Definition of Pandering in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Pandering – C.R.S. 18-7-203 – is:
(1) Any person who does any of the following for money or other thing of value commits pandering:
(a) Inducing a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution; or
(b) Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a person may practice prostitution.
Based on the information from the news article, the only way the man would have been charged with this crime is if he received money for calling the prostitutes to his neighbor's home. If someone paid him to hire the prostitutes, then he would be arranging a situation where a person could practice prostitution. I do not believe this was the case, though. It seems the man either wanted a show without having to pay, or just had something against his neighbor.
Sentence for Pandering in Adams and Jefferson County
Depending on the subsection charged, this crime can be a misdemeanor or a felony in Jefferson or Adams County. A charge of Pandering under subsection (a) is a class 5 felony, which is punishable by 1 to 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and a fine of $5,000 – $10,000. A Pandering charge under subsection (b) is a class 3 misdemeanor, punishable by up to 6 months in the Adams County Jail and fines of $5,000 – $10,000.
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