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Internet Luring Lawyer in Denver and Police Stings: Stop and Think Before you Judge

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Nov 13, 2013 | 0 Comments

You need an Internet Luring lawyer in Colorado if you've been charged with Internet Luring of a Child.
People who are caught for Internet Luring of a Child in Denver, Adams and Douglas County during police stings aren't always hardened criminals with a penchant for pedophilia. While this may a bit surprising, it is important that we all stop and realize that the men who are caught are usually discovered in adult chat rooms, while chatting with an adult police officer. Before we jump to conclusions and berate the latest person in the news who has been arrested for this sex offense, we need to stop and think about the methods that caught him.

What is Internet Luring in Denver?

Internet Luring of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-306 is a sex offense in Arapahoe, Larimer and Jefferson County. A person will be charged if they:

Knowingly communicate over a computer (such as in a chat room, or instant messaging), over the phone (such as texting) to a person who they know or believe to be under the age of 15, and in that communication, they describe explicit sexual conduct, and make a statement persuading the person they are communicating with to meet for any purpose, and they are older than the alleged victim by 4 years.

Police Stings and Internet Luring in Denver

Police stings often catch “child predators” and the general public responds with pride that another offender has been caught. What they don't understand is that many of these “predators” didn't actually realize that the person they were talking to was supposed to be underage. We have represented many men who say that they weren't paying attention when the person they were chatting with said they were only 14. Or, men think they are chatting with an adult who is purposely role-playing as a child. Often, these men who are caught aren't internet-savvy. And, they may simply be looking for some excitement during a mid-life crisis. Whatever the circumstance, when a person is caught and charged with Internet Luring of a Child, the consequences are long-lasting.

What is the Sentence for Internet Luring of a Child in Denver?

The sentence for this sex offense is very harsh. If someone is convicted, they will face prison time in the Colorado Department of Corrections, and be a sex offender for the rest of their life; they must undergo harsh sex offender treatment overseen by Colorado's Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation (SOISP), and registration restrictions which are almost impossible to obey. Awareness about this crime is very high. And, the general public is happy to instantly discredit a friend, co-worker or family member for simply being charged (not convicted) of Internet Luring of a Child. Employers are wary of employing a sex offender. And, they often fire people who have simply been charged. Because of the stigma and consequences of a conviction for Internet Luring, it is vital that you work with an experienced Internet Luring lawyer to fight on your behalf.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Internet Luring in Denver, Littleton or Aurora, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced Internet Luring lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. 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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