In Denver, men and women often face charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, after engaging in sexual conversations with a child over the computer or phone. In many cases, adults or juveniles may not even realize they are communicating with a child online or over the phone until it is too late. In other cases, an adult or juvenile may be facing false allegations of communicating with a child in a sexual manner online. If you or someone you love is facing charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, contact the O'Malley Law Office immediately.
Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Definition in Jefferson and Douglas County
In Jefferson County and Douglas County, the definition of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, is:
“(1) An actor commits internet sexual exploitation of a child if the actor knowingly importunes, invites, or entices through communication via a computer network or system, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message, a person whom the actor knows or believes to be under fifteen years of age and at least four years younger than the actor, to:
(a) Expose or touch the person's own or another person's intimate parts while communicating with the actor via a computer network or system, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message; or
(b) Observe the actor's intimate parts via a computer network or system, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message.”
Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Adams County | Be Careful When Using Your Phone or Internet
Since you can face charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child when using your computer, phone, tablet, or other device, you should always be extra careful. Internet chat rooms, photo applications like SnapChat, or video chat programs like Skype, can be dangerous. You never know if the person you are having a sexual conversation with is under fifteen years of age and at least four years younger than you. Additionally, your conversations are not private. Even if you delete an image you send or receive online or over the phone, it can still be recovered off your device or the one you sent it to. Sexual statements you make to someone under the age of fifteen which have been deleted on your computer can still be recovered. You should always be wary when communicating over phone applications or computer programs when you aren't sure if the person you are speaking with is under the age of fifteen. There is too much at stake, and too many police officers desperate for an arrest. Don't be their victim.
Arapahoe County Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lawyer: You Need an Attorney if Facing Charges
If facing charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Arapahoe County, contact a criminal defense lawyer from the O'Malley Law Office right away. Our criminal defense attorneys work with computer experts and investigators to determine whether allegations against you can be proven in court. We examine all of the evidence to make sure it supports the charges you are facing. In some cases, computer experts find illegal information on a computer or phone device that our clients never knew about. We can present this information to the judge and jury. In addition to working with computer experts and investigators, our criminal defense lawyers will talk with potential witnesses in your case and look for any motives for false allegations made against you. We will do everything possible to protect your future, your career, your job, and time with your loved ones.Request a Free Consultation