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Denver Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor | Colorado Criminal Defense

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor in Denver is a serious sex offense that can result from making pornographic material available to minors under 18. Anytime an adult shares obscene pictures or videos with children or teenagers, significant criminal charges may come about. Earlier this year, a Colorado man was arrested on several child sex crime charges, one of which was promotion of obscenity to a minor. Accusations and charges of this extent necessitates contacting a Denver promotion of obscenity to a minor attorney.

What is Promoting Obscenity to a Minor in Denver?

C.R.S. 18-7-102 describes the crime of obscenity in Colorado. Someone commits promotion of obscenity to a minor in Denver if they:

  • promote to a minor or possess with the intent to promote to a minor,
  • obscene material involving sexual acts or arousal

Furthermore, producing, presenting, participating in, or directing an obscene performance involving a minor is also unlawful. Defendants are sometimes confused as to how their conduct leads to a sex offense in Denver. The vast definition of obscenity can mean watching an R rated film with a teenager, showing them porn online, or giving them explicit magazines. Providing pornography isn't the only material that can lead to legal trouble as any erotic content considered lewd or indecent to the average person suffices.

Is Showing Porn to a Minor a Misdemeanor or Felony in Colorado?

Promotion of Obscenity NOT involving a minor is a class 1 misdemeanor in the state of Colorado. Time in county jail and fines are possible penalties of conviction. However, promotion of obscenity to a minor is a felony sex offense throughout Colorado's counties, cities, and towns. The consequences of this class 6 felony can include:

The requirement to register as a sex offender will mean yearly (or quarterly) registration with local law enforcement. Providing name, date of birth, address, employment details, fingerprints, a photograph, email addresses, and vehicle make / model / color are all required. Failure to Register as a Sex Offender is also a criminal charge in Colorado, another class 6 felony.

Denver Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor | Colorado Sex Crime Attorneys

A felony sex offense charge is a particularly slippery slope in Colorado. Defendants often have a myriad of questions and experience genuine fear as to what is next. Thankfully, Denver's top sex offense attorneys at Sawyer Legal Group are here to help. We have decades of experience defending clients and working with district attorneys throughout the metro area. We aggressively pursue the best possible outcome for each of our clients and have impressive case results. Contact our office for a free consultation where we will methodically analyze your unique situation and suggest next steps to a strong defense.

If you or someone you know has been charged with obscenity, be smart. Contact the skilled criminal defense attorneys at Sawyer Legal Group, LLC at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

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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.


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