In Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock, it is easy to be accused of Sexual Assault, since just the word of the victim is enough to get you charged. Physical evidence is usually sought by the Denver Police Department or Arapahoe County Sheriff Deputies investigating the claims, but even when there is a lack of physical evidence, that doesn't mean charges won't be filed. For one man, the physical evidence was not as important, because he videotaped his sexual encounter with his cell phone, giving the jury what was needed to find him guilty. According to the Denver Post, the man had reached out online, looking for escorts / prostitutes. He set something up with woman to meet in Aurora. He wore a mask during the encounter and held her at gunpoint forcing her to perform different sexual services and videoing the entire thing. The man was caught when Colorado Springs investigators linked this crime to 4 similar cases in El Paso County. The man is set to stand trial for the El Paso County Sexual Assaults in the fall.
Douglas County Sexual Assault Lawyer: What is the Definition of Sexual Assault?
There are many different subsections under the Douglas County Sexual Assault statute, but the one that best fits the situation above is C.R.S. 18-3-402(1)(a) – Sexual Assault:(1) Any actor who knowingly inflicts sexual intrusion or sexual penetration on a victim commits sexual assault if:
(a) The actor causes submission of the victim by means of sufficient consequence reasonably calculated to cause submission against the victim's will;
In this case, the deadly weapon that the man was brandishing while committing the Sex Assault in Arapahoe County would be enough to prove that he caused her submission using a gun as the potential consequence.
What is the Potential Sentence for Sex Assault with a Deadly Weapon in Adams County or Jefferson County?
Because the man used a deadly weapon, he was charged with a class 2 felony Sexual Assault, which is punishable by a minimum of 16 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and a maximum of life. Whether in Adams County or elsewhere, Sex Assault is one of the sex crimes eligible for indeterminate sentencing. The Jefferson County Court judge will set a minimum amount of time a person will spend in prison, but the maximum can extend up to a person's natural life.Request a Free Consultation