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Man Charged with Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Arapahoe County, CO

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Mar 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

A man was charged with Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Arapahoe County, Colorado. Read more in our blog.
A man was arrested early this month for allegedly attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with a young girl. He has been charged with Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-405.4 in Arapahoe County, Colorado. According to reports, the man used the internet (he has also been charged with Internet Luring of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-306) to contact a young girl via a social network. What he didn't know was the Centennial police were posing as an underage girl in a sting operation. Undercover sting operations are common in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County. Let's take a closer look at how this man was accused of this sex offense:

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:

  1. Invite or entice (over the phone or a computer)
  2. A person whom they believe to be under 15 years old (when they themselves are at least 4 years older than the alleged victim)
  3. 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.
[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”100%”]The Sentence for this Offense is Harsh[/pullquote]

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.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with an internet sex offense in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, or Englewood, 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, or submit the
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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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