Having sexually explicit conversations with a minor by electronic means and then inviting that minor to meet is charged as Internet Luring of a Child. A man who already had a sex offense conviction was recently caught for these actions and may be charged for having sex with the minor. According to the report, the 19-year-old had been communicating with the girl via the Whisper app. She reported that she went to the man's home and the two had sex. The girl's mother woke up and found that her daughter was not in her bedroom and she tracked her phone. She was found at the man's house, though she refused to talk about what had happened. Her mother is the one who reported to police and the girl later confirmed the two had sex. The man told officers he thought she was 18 or 19 years old. If charged, he will likely face charged of Internet Luring of a Child and Sexual Assault on a Child charges.
Douglas County Internet Luring of a Child Lawyer: Definition of Internet Luring of a Child in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Internet Luring of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-306 – is:(1) An actor commits internet luring of a child if the actor knowingly communicates over a computer or computer network, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message to a person who the actor knows or believes to be under fifteen years of age and, in that communication describes explicit sexual conduct and makes a statement persuading or inviting the person to meet the actor for any purpose, and the actor is more than four years older than the person or than the age the actor believes the person to be.
Internet Luring of a Child is a class 5 felony, unless the intent of the meeting is for sexual contact or sexual exploitation. Then it is a class 4 felony. Most often, we see Internet Luring of a Child charged as a class 4 felony, as the sexual nature of the conversations generally lead police and law enforcement to assume the meet up is for sexual purposes.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Internet Luring of a Child in Adams or Jefferson County, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 to schedule your free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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