Viewing, photographing or videoing a person's private parts without their consent is charged as Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Douglas, Arapahoe, and Denver County. A man is wanted for this crime after peeping on a woman in a dressing room at a Westminster store. According to the report, a woman is claiming she was changing in the dressing room when she looked down to see a phone underneath the door, videoing her. She got dressed and attempted to challenge the man, but she was unsuccessful in the endeavor. She reported the event and police released a surveillance photo of the man in hopes for a tip. If apprehended, the man will face charges for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification.
Denver and Adams County Definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification: The Peeping Tom Statute
The Denver and Adams County, Colorado law definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 – is: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.
Interestingly, the man would have to have actually recorded or photographed the woman's intimate parts in order to meet the criteria of this crime. If the woman, while in a place with a reasonable expectation of privacy, was still partially clothed wearing undergarments that covered her intimate parts, then his actions wouldn't meet the elements of this charge. Likely, Attempted Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification would be charged, instead.
Jefferson County Sentence for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification
As an extraordinary risk class 1 misdemeanor, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is punishable by 6 to 24 months in the Jefferson County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. If aggravating factors apply, like the person charged has a prior conviction of this crime or the victim is less than 15 years old, then it is an extraordinary risk class 6 felony. A conviction of this crime will require a period of registering as a sex offender as well.Request a Free Consultation