Charged with Internet Sexual Exploitation: A Look at the Statute
According to sheriff's department, the man described “explicit sexual conduct” during his communication with a girl he believed to be 14 years old. In order to be convicted of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, a person must:
- Invite or entice (over the phone or a computer)
- A person whom they believe to be under 15 years old (when they themselves are at least 4 years older than the alleged victim)
- To expose or touch their own or someone else's intimate parts (which include the butt and breasts) while communicating using the computer or phone.
Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class 4 felony in Larimer, Douglas, and Boulder County. If a person is convicted of this sex offense, they could be sentenced for an indeterminate amount of time, would be required to register as a sex offender, and must go through sex offender treatment overseen by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). SOMB treatment is highly invasive and emotionally damaging, as is registering as a sex offender.
Internet Sex Offenses Often Charged Together
Internet sex crimes are often charged together. This man was charged with Internet Luring of a Child as well as Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child. He also could have faced accusations of Enticement of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-305 which is charged whenever a person makes arrangements to meet a child for a sexual encounter. Because sex offenses are often charged together, it is wise to contact an attorney immediately to begin your defense and protect your future. Your job, family, and freedom are at stake. The sex crimes defense attorneys at our office have helped hundreds of good people get the best defense possible in their case.Request a Free Consultation
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