When a parent or guardian allows a child to be used for child pornography, it is charged as Procurement of a Child for Sexual Exploitation. A mother was recently sentenced to 60 years in prison for allowing her 3-year-old daughter to be sexually assaulted and selling the images to a police officer. The officer, not conducting any sort of work related investigation, received a life sentence for Human Trafficking of a Minor for requesting and paying for the photographs. In Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock, these crimes both carry heavy penalties.
Douglas County Procurement of a Child for Sexual Exploitation Lawyer: Arapahoe County Definition
Because the mother provided her daughter as a subject for Sexual Exploitation of a Child (or child pornography) she was charged with this crime. This class 3 felony is punishable by 4 to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Adams County Human Trafficking of a Minor for Sexual Servitude Definition
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Human Trafficking of a Minor for Sexual Servitude – C.R.S. 18-3-504 – is:A person who knowingly sells, recruits, harbors, transports, transfers, isolates, entices, provides, receives, obtains by any means, maintains, or makes available a minor for the purpose of commercial sexual activity commits human trafficking of a minor for sexual servitude.
The officer recruited the child, through the mother, for the purpose of sexual activity. Even though he was not directly involved in the sexual contact, the human trafficking crime still applies. Human Trafficking of a Minor for Sexual Servitude is a class 2 felony, with a mandatory prison requirement. A person convicted of this crime will spend at least 8 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections, but could be sentenced to up to 24 years.Request a Free Consultation