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Man in a High School Bathroom in Denver: Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Mar 05, 2014 | 0 Comments

A man in a high school bathroom could be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. Read more in our blog.
Recently, schools have been on alert because a man was spotted in a girl's bathroom at a high school in Centennial. According to reports, the man (who was in his 20's) spent 15 minutes in the bathroom. If the man is caught, he will most likely be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6. This sex offense is charged in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County when a person sees or takes photographs of another person's intimate parts without their consent for the purpose of sexual gratification. Let's take a closer look at this offense, and the consequences of a conviction:

Sexual Gratification Element Must Be Proven

Under the statute for Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, a person will be charged in Larimer, Douglas, and Arapahoe County if they: “Knowingly” observe or take a photo of “another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, in a situation where the person observed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, for the purpose of the observer's own sexual gratification.” This offense is similar to Criminal Invasion of Privacy – C.R.S. 18-7-801 – but there is one specific difference – the element of sexual gratification. If the person allegedly was looking at the intimate parts of another person for the purpose of sexual gratification, they will be charged with this sex offense. This “sexual gratification” element must be proven by the prosecutors.

[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”100%”]Prosecutors must prove the observations or photos were for sexual gratification.[/pullquote]

Why It's Important to Work with An Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

If you have been charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Parker, Greenwood Village, or Lone Tree, it is important to work with an experienced criminal lawyer. If the District Attorney can prove you viewed or took photos of another person's intimate parts without their consent for the purpose of your own sexual gratification, you will be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor sex offense. The man in the high school could be charged with a class 6 felony because he was allegedly spying on girls younger than 15 years old. Either way, if you are charged with this sex offense, you will be required to register as a sex offender, and go through harsh sex offender treatment overseen by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB). Registration as a sex offender is difficult – not only are you required to abide by difficult, complex rules, but you are a social outcast. Don't put your future on the line – contact an experienced sex crimes defense attorney to fight on your behalf and prove your innocence.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Broomfield, Englewood, or Littleton, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office 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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