Internet sexual exploitation of children in Colorado Springs involves electronically asking young teens or children to expose or touch their intimate parts. This is often done by messaging images, on video chat, or over the phone. If the young person is under 15 and the individual on the other end of the communication is 4 or more years older, felony charges can result against the older party. Acts of cybersex with underage juveniles are punished harshly throughout Colorado. While many believe their behavior on WiFi, LTE, or 5G is private, a few provocative statements to an underage recipient can be costly. Contact an experienced Colorado sex crimes attorney today if you're facing allegations of this nature.
El Paso County Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Law
El Paso County's internet sexual exploitation law prohibits inviting or enticing children to behave sexually over the internet in real-time. CRS 18-3-405.4 addresses these acts throughout El Paso County. You commit this sex offense in Colorado Springs, Security-Widefield, or Fountain if you:
- knowingly importune, invite, or entice over the internet or phone,
- someone 14 or younger to expose or touch their intimate parts or someone else's intimate parts,
- or observe your intimate parts,
- while you communicate with them electronically
This offense goes beyond sexting and sometimes includes live displays of private parts and acts of masturbation.
How Bad is Internet Sexual Exploitation of Children in Colorado?
Internet sexual exploitation of children is a serious sex crime. As a class 4 felony, a conviction can lead to:
- a prison sentence of 2 – 6 years,
- fines of $2K – $500K,
- sex offender registration (minimum of 10 years)
If a probation or parole period is part of your sentence, this time is spent on sex offender intensive supervised probation. This is an especially strict monitoring program that restricts all elements of your life, from who you can spend time with and where you can go to if and when you can use the internet.
Lawyer for Internet Sex Crimes Against Children in Colorado
Internet sex offenses are particularly complex and involve some intricacies many other crimes do not. Representation from a skilled sex crimes attorney is crucial for defendants facing these charges in Douglas, El Paso, and Pueblo County.
Perhaps you didn't know or believe the child's age, someone else was using your device, or there weren't suggestions concerning intimate parts. Nevertheless, contact our office for a free, confidential consultation. Our strategic defense attorneys will carefully analyze your case, as well as recommend next steps in your defense.
Don't talk to police about internet sexual exploitation of children – talk to us. Sawyer Legal Group, LLC 303-830-0880
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