Denver Enticement of a Child Lawyer – CRS 18-3-305

Denver Enticement of a Child Lawyer

Enticement of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-305, includes inviting or persuading, or attempting to invite or persuade, a child under the age of fifteen to enter any vehicle, building, room, or secluded place with the intent to commit sexual assault or unlawful sexual contact upon said child in Denver, Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Adams County and across Colorado. The child does not have to be aware of the defendant's act of enticement (the invitation) for the prosecution to charge an attempt. Any invitation made from an adult to a child younger than fifteen will be seen as enticement of a child by the police and qualifies for the “invite” element of this law. To avoid this sex crime charge, it is best never to invite a child by phone, text, email, or chat to meet.

Arapahoe County and Denver Enticement of a Child Lawyer: Internet Police Stings for Enticement of a Child

In the case of internet stings in Denver and Arapahoe County, where police pose as young children to lure a person into committing child enticement, the police will need to definitively state the child's age as less than fifteen years. If an actual child is chatting over the internet, they will also have to communicate their age in order for there to be any sort of case, because if no age is given, the police have no case. Though, during a sting, if the police do state the child's age as fifteen or over, they may be searching to charge you with a different criminal charge.

The Colorado police must establish the person had the intent to commit sexual assault or have unlawful sexual contact. In order to prove their criminal case, they keep transcripts of internet chats and texts and record phone calls. To defeat this evidence nothing should ever be typed online or said to an unrelated child and nothing should ever be communicated with a child that concerns sexual matters.

Douglas County Entrapment: A Defense for Enticement of a Child in Colorado

Our Colorado criminal defense law firm effectively uses an entrapment defense on a regular basis when dealing with cases that result from stings in Douglas County. Our criminal lawyers are especially successful when the police set up the initial communication between their “character” and the person charged. This scenario shows that the accused's behavior was influenced by the police and is an important asset to the defense.

The crime of enticement of a child has somewhat subtle differences from Internet Luring of a Child and Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child. It is important to realize these differences in order to build the best defense possible. We know these crimes and their defenses well.

Sentences for Enticement of a Child in Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe County

Enticement of a Child (CRS 18-3-305) is considered a sex offense in Colorado and requires the person convicted in Denver, Adams, and Arapahoe County to:

  • Be subject to indeterminate sentencing. This means that a judge can sentence you for an indeterminate amount of time, such as 2 years to life, for example. In order to be released, the Colorado Parole Board must deem that you are “safe” and are no longer a threat to society.
  • Register as a sex offender.
  • Obey the harsh sex offender treatment rules of the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB), who believes you are a danger to society and have an incurable behavioral disorder.

Our Colorado criminal lawyers located in the Denver, Jefferson, Adams, Arapahoe, or Douglas County area are experienced in fighting charges resulting from sex crimes and are an important asset. It's vital to your freedom that you have an experienced Denver Enticement of a Child lawyer by your side to fight on your behalf.


If contacted by police, exercise your right to remain silent and call a Denver Enticement of a Child lawyer from Sawyer Legal Group, LLC at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.