Facilitating a situation where a child can practice prostitution is charged as Pandering of a Child in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. A mother has been arrested for trying to sell her 8-year-old daughter for sex online. According to the report, the mother used the apps Kik and MeetMe to advertise her daughter. She communicated with a man on the apps, offering him the opportunity to have sex with her daughter for $100. The man contacted law enforcement and an undercover officer took over the account to continue the communications with the mother. The mother didn't show up at the arranged time and meeting place, but continued to communicate with the officer. Enough information was gathered to find the mother, arrest her, and criminally charge her.
Douglas County Pandering of a Child Lawyer: Definition of Pandering of a Child in Arapahoe County
The Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Pandering of a Child – C.R.S. 18-7-403 – is:(1) Any person who does any of the following for money or other thing of value commits pandering of a child:
(a) Inducing a child by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution; or
(b) Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a child may practice prostitution.
Because the mother was facilitating the situation where she could prostitute her daughter she would be facing this felony crime. It's possible that she could be charged with Attempted Pimping of a Child as well.
Sentence for Pandering of a Child in Adams and Jefferson County
In Jefferson and Adams County, Colorado, Pandering of a Child is a class 2 felony for a charge under subsection (a) and a class 3 felony for a charge under subsection (b). Based on the information provided, the mother would likely be charged under subsection (b) for facilitating the prostitution of her child. This level felony is punishable by 4 to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $750,000 in fines. A conviction of Pandering of a Child would also require registering as a sex offender.
If you or a loved one has been charged with, arrested for, or accused of Pandering of a Child, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 to schedule your free consultation or set up a jail visit. Together, we can protect your future.
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