Asking someone under the age of 15 to expose their genitals over the internet or via text is charged as Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver and Douglas County. A Colorado man was recently convicted of this crime in Jefferson County, along with Sexual Assault on a Child, Enticement of a Child, and Sexual Exploitation of a Child after begin caught manipulating teens to send him nude photos. The man was accused of communicating with the teenage girls online and requesting they send him photos of themselves naked. If they refused, he would threaten to kill himself, sending them photos of a badly cut up arm or a picture of him with a gun in his mouth. The man is accused of doing this to girls in multiple counties, as he is still facing charges in Denver and Weld County.
Jefferson County Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Attorney: Definition of Internet Sexual Exploitation in Adams County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law 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.
Because the man pestered and harassed the girls into sending the photos over the internet and through various apps, he was convicted of this crime.
Sentence for Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Douglas and Arapahoe County
In Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado, Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class 4 felony and subject to indeterminate sentencing, meaning the sentence range is 2 years to life in the Colorado Department of Corrections. It also requires sex offender registration.
If you or a loved one has been charged with Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 to schedule your free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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