With the ease of meeting others online and free advertising of services online, Prostitution tends to occur more frequently. Likewise, the Internet world makes it easier for police. Using the Internet, law enforcement officers often find evidence to use against someone while sitting in their office on a computer. Recently there was a news story I read that supported these claims. A man was accused of living off the sexual acts performed by the mother of his child. The man was also accused of setting up advertisements for sex on a website. Almost like placing an order with Amazon, men would agree to meet the mother and pay online to engage in sexual acts. The money from the prostitution orders was used to support the man who put up the advertisements. The man was also accused of forcing the woman into prostitution. In Jefferson County, Arapahoe County, or anywhere else in Colorado, the man would be facing charges of Pimping and Pandering.
What is Pimping in Colorado?
The definition of Pimping, C.R.S 18-7-206, in Denver is:Any person who knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained in whole or in part by money or other thing of value earned, received, procured, or realized by any other person through prostitution commits pimping, which is a class 3 felony.
If this man truly did set up online advertisements for men to pay for sex with the mother of his child, he would face Pimping charges. This sex crime could result in 4-12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections and up to $750,000 in fines. The man denied the prostitution accusations against him, saying he didn't post the advertisements. However, the police used his cell phone to find information that linked the website with online advertisements. Technology made it easy for police to build their case.
In a situation like this, it's possible for electronic evidence to be manipulated against an innocent person. Only the assistance of the best criminal prostitution attorney and his computer forensic team, can reveal the truth. It's vital for your future to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney before talking to police. They will do whatever they can to convict you. Our prostitution lawyers will fight to defend your rights.
What is Pandering in Colorado?
The definition of Pandering, C.R.S 18-7-203, in Adams and Douglas County is:
Any person who does any of the following for money or other things of value commits pandering:
- Inducing a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution; or
- Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a person may practice prostitution.”
Pandering in Colorado is a class 5 felony, which means anyone convicted could face a possible prison sentence of 1-3 years. Since the man in the article is accused of forcing the mother of his child into prostitution, his conduct would support a Pandering charge. These actions could lead to charges of Pandering for this man because he was knowingly arranging for prostitution and using criminal intimidation to force the mother into prostitution.
Why You Need the Best Pimping and Pandering Defense Lawyers in Denver
Unfortunately, police stings occur frequently as law enforcement seeks to get money from federal grants to help with rising costs. Sometimes, these efforts can lead to cases of Entrapment, especially when it comes to Internet sex crime cases. Officers must obtain results to keep their funding. If a case of Entrapment happens to you, an experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to utilize this defense in your case. Don't let unreasonable charges ruin your reputation—contact an aggressive criminal defense lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office as soon as possible. We recognize the severity of sex crime charges like prostitution, and want to fight alongside you to win your case.Request a Free Consultation