In Denver and Jefferson County, teens, juveniles and preteens can face charges of Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405, after being exposed to pornography and trying to imitate what they observed. In other cases, young kids and juveniles may be exploring their sexuality, and not realize what the law says about age of sexual consent. Whatever the case may be for your juvenile, it's critical to have an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer fighting for your child's future.
Juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child in Douglas and Arapahoe County | Juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child Definition
To face charges of Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405, in Douglas and Arapahoe County, a juvenile would have to subject another person to any sexual contact. The victim would have to be less than fifteen years of age, and the actor would have to be at least four years older than the victim. “Sexual contact” includes the knowing touching of the victim's intimate parts by the actor, or of the actor's intimate parts by the victim, or the knowing touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the victim's or actor's intimate parts if that sexual contact is for the purposes of sexual arousal, gratification or abuse. Upon an adjudication or conviction of Sexual Assault on a Child, your child may have to register as a sex offender for life and complete sex offender treatment. The Sex Offender Management Board will regulate where your child lives, if they have to move out of your home because they have younger siblings, and other supervision and treatment. A conviction of Sexual Assault on a Child on a criminal record can hinder your child in many ways. Your child cannot afford to risk facing any of these consequences if convicted of Sexual Assault on a Child. You need the expertise of a knowledgeable juvenile criminal defense lawyer on your side.
Juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child Allegations in Adams County
It is not uncommon for juveniles and teens to face false allegations of Sexual Assault on a Child in Adams County. Even with little or no evidence to support a child's false sexual assault accusations, judges and juries are quick to believe the child accuser in trial. Prosecutors often fear public criticism and losing their jobs if they aren't quick to believe the alleged victim's word over the juvenile defendant. If your child is facing false allegations of Sexual Assault on a Child in Adams County, speak with one of our criminal defense lawyers right away. Don't speak with police, as police will gather evidence to use in the prosecution against your child. They are not seeking the truth. Call the O'Malley Law Office today to set up a free initial consultation with one of our criminal defense attorneys so we can discuss your child's situation in more detail.Request a Free Consultation