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Investigator Caught in Prostitution Sting Operation

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Nov 07, 2014 | 0 Comments

A lead investigator was caught in a prostitution sting operation. Read more in our blog.

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Sometimes, people get hypocritical when other people commit crimes. The general public has the idea that only a certain group of people commit crimes in Jefferson, Douglas, and El Paso County. But, this simply isn't true. Everyone is vulnerable. We have defended many good people who have committed sex offenses and other sex-related crimes. We're passionate about protecting their futures because we don't believe one mistake should determine the course of their life. Often, the most hypocritical groups of people are investigators, police officers, and District Attorneys. These people tend to be “high and mighty” and look down on those who have made a mistake. This is why it's especially interesting when we hear one of these people has been charged with a crime. Take, for example, a man who helped draw attention to the prostitution scandal in the Secret Service. Months later, he himself was caught in a police sting monitoring a prostitution ring. Oops.

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How the Investigator was Caught by a Prostitution Sting Operation

According to reports, the investigator was seen entering and leaving a location which deputies were monitoring during an anti-prostitution ring operation. When the deputies confronted the investigator, he dug a deeper hole for himself by claiming he was there for law enforcement work; he said he was working on an anti-human trafficking operation. The deputies looked into his statement out of fear they were ruining an FBI probe, but found he wasn't telling the truth. The investigator then told his superiors he was in the area because of a broken taillight. Conflicting stories and investigation into his story proved he was lying.

What is the Sentence for Soliciting a Prostitute?

While Solicitation of a Prostitute – C.R.S 18-7-202, and Patronizing a Prostitute – C.R.S. 18-7-205, aren't sex offenses, they are still embarrassing crimes to have on your record. Soliciting a prostitute is a class 3 misdemeanor in Arapahoe, Adams, and Denver County. It is charged when a person sets up a meeting or makes a request for engaging in sexual acts with another person in exchange for money. Patronizing a prostitute is a class 1 misdemeanor, which is charged when the acts are carried out and money is exchanged. Both of these carry a possible sentence of jail time and heavy fines.

Why You Need a Lawyer for Prostitution Charges

If you have been caught up in a prostitution sting operation, you need a skilled criminal defense lawyer to fight on your behalf in the courtroom. This is because a prostitution-related conviction will reflect negatively on your record and character. Many companies refuse to hire people with a conviction like this in their past. Don't plead guilty to avoid jail time. Take the charges against you seriously and work with an outstanding attorney who will fight to safeguard your future.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been charged with Soliciting a Prostitute, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

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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