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Arapahoe County Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Attorney Sex Offense Sentencing Ends with an Assault Charge

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Taking photos of someone's intimate parts when they are in a private place is charged as Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Douglas and Arapahoe County. A youth pastor was being sentenced for this crime, when a man lunged over the court railing and punched the pastor in the face. According to the report, the pastor had been investigated after a burglary at the church unearthed hidden videos of minors.  These videos showed the minors in various forms of undress, showering and using the restroom. While it was not disclosed if the puncher had a connection to the case, he nevertheless inserted himself, and now he is facing criminal charges for Assault. The sentencing had to be postponed, as the former youth pastor required medical attention.

Douglas County Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Lawyer: Definition of Invasion of Privacy in Denver

The Douglas, Arapahoe, and Denver County, Colorado law definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 – is:

(1) A person who knowingly observes or takes a photograph of another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the observer's own sexual gratification, commits unlawful invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.

Because the bathroom is considered a place where a person would have a reasonable expectation of privacy, and the juvenile's intimate parts were exposed, the man was facing this charge.

Sentence for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Adams and Jefferson County

Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime or a class 6 felony extraordinary risk crime depending on the age of the person photographed. If the victims were 15 years old or older, then it is the misdemeanor charge. If the person photographed is under the age of 15, then it is the felony. The ages of the minors involved in the situation above were not disclosed except for one, who was a 14-year-old girl. This means he would be facing at least one class 6 felony charge.

If you or someone you love has been charged with or arrested for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, 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 for your free initial consultation. Together, we can protect your future.

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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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