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:
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.