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In a recent news story, a former football player is accused of prostituting a former cheerleader at a hotel. Police responded to an ad posted on Backpage.com, and made arrangements to meet the former cheerleader at a hotel. The cheerleader was arrested after agreeing to sex for $200. Police also identified a former football player from the same college as her “pimp”. He was arrested after trying to pick up a car belonging to the woman parked near the hotel. In Denver, the two could be facing charges of Prostitution and Pandering.
Prostitution Lawyer in Arapahoe and Douglas County: Internet Prostitution Stings Common
For agreeing to sex for $200, the former cheerleader would likely face charges of Prostitution, C.R.S. 18-7-201. Internet ads, such as the one posted on Backpage.com that police responded to in the news story, are common ways police carry out prostitution stings. Our criminal defense attorneys know Craigslist to be a common website where police carry out internet stings. Police often stage prostitution houses, hotels, or other locations online, advertising sex in exchange for money. Once a person arrives at the staged location and agrees to pay for sex, police can make an arrest.
What is Pandering in Adams County?
Whenever a person induces a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution, or arranges / offers to arrange a situation where a person can practice prostitution, they will face charges of Pandering, C.R.S. 18-7-203. Pandering is a broad sexual offense in Adams County which can include anything from giving directions to another person to a place of prostitution, offering to locate a prostitute for another person, or gathering people at a location to practice prostitution. If the former football player arranged for the cheerleader to meet for prostitution purposes at the hotel, he would likely face charges of Pandering.
Prostitution Lawyer in Jefferson County: Call the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880
Prostitution and Pandering in Jefferson County can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances. A charge of either offense can tarnish anyone's reputation and make it difficult to obtain a job or find housing. Jefferson County Court and other courts across Colorado are often unforgiving when it comes to Prostitution charges. To be sure you have a solid defense to your Prostitution charges in Colorado, act quickly and consult a criminal defense lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office.