According to the news, a 37-year-old man faces Internet Sexual Exploitation charges after communicating online with six Colorado teens. The man allegedly used fake Facebook profiles to try to get the teens to send him sexually explicit / nude photos. He apparently befriended children around 13 and 14 years of age on Facebook, claiming to be a teenage boy. In Denver, Crowley County and across Colorado, the 37-year-old would face charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4. Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class 4 felony and comes with serious consequences. If facing accusations or charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Colorado, contact the best criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office to defend you today.
Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Charges in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado
Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges occur in Arapahoe and Douglas County whenever an actor knowingly importunes, invites or entices through communication over the computer or phone, a person the actor knows or believes is under fifteen years of age and at least four years younger than the actor to:
- Expose or touch their own or another's intimate parts while communicating with the actor over a computer or phone; or
- Observe the actor's intimate parts over the computer or phone.
Because the 37-year-old man allegedly asked children under the age of 15 to send him nude photos over Facebook, when he was more than four years older, it would be considered Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child. To be convicted of this charge, prosecutors must prove all elements of this statute were present.
Attorney Defenses in Adams and Jefferson County: Help from Computer Experts and Witnesses
If you face charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Adams or Jefferson County, our criminal defense lawyers hire computer experts and speak with witnesses in the case. In many Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child cases, there are holes in the prosecutor's evidence against you. To fill these gaps, our lawyers often look to computer experts who can help determine whether you knew any sexually explicit content or information was on your computer or other devices. Sometimes, men and women accused of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child are unaware of explicit information on their computers or other devices. In other cases, we can prove that the computer was used by multiple people and there is no proof singling out our client.
We can use these discoveries to counter the government's accusations against you. Our experienced lawyers also hire investigators to speak with witnesses in the case. We do this to help find any motives for false or exaggerated allegations against you. With these resources at our disposal, our criminal defense lawyers can fight for the best possible outcome in your criminal case, including fighting to help you keep your job, remain in contact with your children or avoid prison time. Call our office today to schedule a free initial consultation and protect your future.Request a Free Consultation