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According to the news, a former school bus driver was arrested after allegedly recording inappropriate videos of four students and an adult woman on the bus. Apparently, the man is accused of hiding a camera under his driver's seat so he could record videos up the dresses and skirts of women entering and exiting the bus. The bus driver would ask the unaware passengers for help in pushing buttons on the dashboard in the bus. As they did this, they would be standing over the hidden camera. Police searched the bus driver's camera and found multiple inappropriate videos of bus passengers. In Denver and Adams County, depending on the circumstances, the bus driver could be facing charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6.
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Lawyer in Douglas County: Hidden Cameras Can Lead to Charges
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, is defined in Douglas County as:
“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.”
If the videos taken were of the intimate parts of the bus passengers, and since they were taken without their knowledge and without consent, the bus driver could face charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. “Intimate parts” include external genitalia or the perineum or the anus or the buttocks or the pubes or the breast of any person. Prosecutors must also prove the bus driver's intent behind recording the videos was for his own sexual gratification to face charges.
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification an Extraordinary Risk Crime in Arapahoe County
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is normally a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime in Arapahoe County. But, if it is committed subsequent to a prior conviction or if a person observes or takes a photograph of the intimate parts of a person under fifteen years of age, it is a class 6 felony extraordinary risk crime. Depending on the ages of the children photographed or observed on the bus, it's possible the bus driver could also be facing the class 6 felony charge of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification.
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification Lawyer in Denver and Jefferson County: Contact a Lawyer Today
Not only is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Denver and Jefferson County a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime or class 6 felony extraordinary risk crime, but it is also subject to sex offender registration and treatment. Where you live, work and who you can have contact with can all be limited upon a conviction of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Denver. You should always consult a sexual assault criminal defense lawyer right away if facing Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification charges. Your future is too valuable. Contact the O'Malley Law Office immediately if you or a loved one is facing charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Denver or Jefferson County and protect your future.