Communicating sexually explicit messages online or via text with someone under the age of fifteen and inviting them to meet in person when you are 4 or more years older than them is considered Internet Luring of a Child in Denver. A police chief was recently arrested and charged with this crime after communicating online with an undercover police officer, pretending to be a 14-year-old girl. The chief used the Kik app to communicate with the undercover cop and sent sexually explicit messages and photos. He had set up a meeting place for the two, which is where he was met by police officers and arrested.
Douglas County Internet Luring of a Child Attorney: 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: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 or in any subsequent communication by computer, computer network, telephone network, data network, text message, or instant message, describes explicit sexual conduct as defined in section 18-6-403 (2)(e), and, in connection with that description, 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.
Sentence for Internet Luring of a Child in Adams and Jefferson County
In Jefferson and Adams County, this crime is a class 5 felony, unless the purpose of the meeting is to engage in sexual contact or sexual exploitation, in which case it is a class 4 felony. The most common charge is the class 4 felony, which is subject to indeterminate sentencing and considered a sex offense. A person convicted of this crime would face a minimum of 2 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections with the maximum set to life.Request a Free Consultation