A Greeley man was recently charged with 5 counts of Patronizing a Prostituted Child and Sexual Assault on an At-Risk Person after a developmentally disabled girl reported that she was late to school because she was having sex with her 22-year-old boyfriend. Upon further investigation, it was discovered that the 22-year-old boyfriend was actually 35 and had been having sexual contact with at least 5 other girls, often offering them money, alcohol, and gifts in exchange for sex. Douglas County Patronizing a Prostituted Child Lawyer:
Definition of Patronizing a Prostituted Child in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Patronizing a Prostituted Child – C.R.S. 18-7-406 – is:Any person who performs any of the following with a child not his spouse commits patronizing a prostituted child:
(a) Engages in an act which is prostitution of a child or by a child; or
(b) Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in an act which is prostitution of a child or by a child.
Basically, prostitution of a child is having sexual contact with a child in exchange for money / thing of value or by using threats, coercion or intimidation. As a class 3 felony in Castle Rock and Aurora, Patronizing a Prostituted Child is punishable by 4 to life in the Colorado Department of Corrections, as it is a sex offense with indeterminate sentencing requirements.
Adams County Sexual Assault Against At-Risk Person Attorney: Crimes Related to Sexual Assault and Sexual Assault on a Child with At-Risk Victim in Jefferson County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Crimes Against At-Risk Persons – C.R.S. 18-6.5-103(7)(a)(d) – is:(7) (a) Any person who commits a crime of sexual assault, as such crime is described in section 18-3-402, and the victim is an at-risk person, commits a class 2 felony.
(d) Any person who commits sexual assault on a child, as such crime is described in section 18-3-405, and the victim is an at-risk juvenile, commits a class 3 felony; except that, if the circumstances described in section 18-3-405 (2)(a), (2)(b), (2)(c), or (2)(d) are present, the person commits a class 2 felony.
Both these subsections are subject to indeterminate sentencing as well.Request a Free Consultation