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Promotion of Obscenity – Student Emails Photo of Private Parts to Teacher

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Dec 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

I've written plenty of blogs on teacher-student sexual relationships where the teacher usually gets charged with a crime. However, today I read a news story of a student who was charged because of something that happened between him and a former professor. According to the news story, the former college student was accused of emailing a photo of his private parts to a former female professor. The case was investigated further after the professor filed a criminal complaint. For these actions, the former student would likely be charged with Promotion of Obscenity in Denver and Jefferson County.

What is Promotion of Obscenity in Denver?

Promotion of Obscenity, C.R.S. 18-7-102, is charged in Denver and Arapahoe County whenever someone, knowing its content and character:

  • Promotes or possesses with intent to promote any obscene material; or
  • Produces, presents, or directs an obscene performance or participates in a portion thereof that is obscene or that contributes to its obscenity.

Since the former student allegedly emailed a photo of his private parts to a former female professor, an Arapahoe County District Attorney might argue he was promoting obscene material. Under C.R.S. 18-7-101(6), “promote” means to manufacture, issue, sell, give, provide, lend, mail, deliver, transfer, transmit, publish, disseminate, present, exhibit, or advertise, or to offer or agree to do the same. However, a District Attorney would also have to prove the photos of his private parts were considered obscene material.

Be Careful What You Send, and Who You Send To in Aurora

It's not difficult to be accused or charged with Promotion of Obscenity in Denver, Aurora or Highlands Ranch. You should always be wary if you are ever asked to share anything sexual with another person, especially with a child. You could even be charged with Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor or Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor if any obscene material is shared with a minor in Colorado. These charges could come with harsh consequences and absolutely require the expertise of a Denver Promotion of Obscenity defense lawyer.

Why You Need the Best Obscenity Criminal Defense Attorneys in Denver

Promotion of Obscenity in Denver and Adams County is a class 2 misdemeanor, which means the convicted person could spend up to 12 months in the Adams County Jail. Because of the seriousness of a Promotion of Obscenity charge, it's vital you hire an Obscenity criminal defense lawyer who will analyze your case thoroughly. Don't fight any criminal charges alone. Call our attorneys today for a free initial consultation.

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If you or your loved one has been accused or charged with Promotion of Obscenity in Denver, Park or Pitkin County, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent and call our experienced criminal defense attorneys at 303-830-0880 or fill out the “Get Help Now” form on the side of this page. 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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