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Pimping and Pandering in Denver | Man Charged After Pimping Two Women

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Dec 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

It sometimes blows my mind to think of all of the ways people can make money in the world. For example, I often can't wrap my head around the fact that some people can make a lot of money from their YouTube videos. In one recent news story I read, one man's idea of making money led to criminal charges. According to the news, a 28-year-old man was trying to make money through prostitution. The women victims alleged they were asked to solicit customers for sex, asking for $25 for oral sex and $75 for sexual intercourse. The women also said they were told to strip and engage in prostitution at a strip club and another location. At the end of their workdays, the man would take their money from them and threatened to hurt them if they didn't do what he said. In Denver and across Colorado, this man could be charged with Pimping and Pandering.

Setting Up a Place for Prostitution Leads to Pandering Charges in Douglas County

Pandering, C.R.S. 18-7-203, can be charged in Adams and Douglas County whenever any person does any of the following for money or other thing of value:

  • Induces a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution; or
  • Arranges or offers to arrange a situation where a person may practice prostitution.

Because the man forced the women to solicit customers for sex and threatened to hurt them if they didn't do what he told them to, he would be charged with Pandering.  For inducing them by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution, he could be charged with class 5 felony Pandering.

Living Off of Money from Prostitution = Pimping in Jefferson County

Pimping, C.R.S. 18-7-206, is charged in Jefferson and Arapahoe County whenever someone 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.  Because the man was taking the money from the women at the end of their workdays, an Arapahoe County District Attorney might argue he was living off of the money earned through prostitution.

Why You Need a Pimping and Pandering Defense Attorney in Denver

In Colorado, Pimping can range from a class 3 misdemeanor to a class 5 felony, while Pandering is charged as a class 3 felony. It's not hard for men or women to be accused or charged with Pimping or Pandering in Denver, especially with how frequently Denver police stage undercover sting operations. If you've been charged, it's absolutely vital for your future to hire a Pimping or Pandering criminal defense lawyer who can advise you of your rights and fight hard for a solid defense in your criminal case.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Pimping or Pandering in Denver, Aurora or Highlands Ranch, be smart and remain silent. Don't talk to police, but instead call the experienced prostitution criminal lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.

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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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