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Prostitution Charges in Larimer County: Husband Accuses Wife

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | May 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

A husband made accusations against his wife and she was charged with Prostitution. Read more in our blog.
Relationships can be messy. Take one Loveland woman's marriage, for example. Last year she faced Prostitution charges (C.R.S. 18-7-201) after her husband (also her ex-business partner) claimed she used her barber shop as a front for a prostitution business. When questioned about the Prostitution charges, the woman says her husband is “vindictive” and the charges are absurd. Let's take a look at the Colorado statute to get a better perspective:

A Closer Look at Prostitution Charges

According to news reports, the woman was a topless barber who was allegedly offering prostitution services in Weld County. Colorado statute defines Prostitution in C.R.S. 18-7-201. A person will be charged if they:

  • Performs, offers, or agrees to perform a sexual act with a person not their spouse in exchange for money.

The statute defines each “sexual act” in greater detail, but in effect – if sexual intercourse, masturbation, or other sexual acts are involved, the person offering or performing the act in exchange for money will face Prostitution charges in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County. A “topless barber” doesn't meet the standards to be charged with Prostitution. The woman's husband made accusations she was sleeping with men for money, which meets the criteria needed for the Prostitution statute.

It's Easy to Make Absurd Allegations

The woman wrote a letter to her local newspaper in an attempt to clear her name and save her reputation. She says her husband made the “absurd” claims because he is “vindictive.” When police looked into the couple's history, they found her husband was involved in multiple Domestic Violence cases. In her letter, the woman says her husband is abusive and is using his false accusations to defame, slander and harm her reputation. Unfortunately, in our society, he was successful in his endeavor. Not only has this woman's name been printed online and in newspapers, her picture is posted as well in connotation with Prostitution charges. These kinds of stories run every day in the media in Douglas, Arapahoe, and El Paso County, and with the rise in social media usage, untrue stories get passed around as truth.

[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”50%”]Unfounded stories are passed around as truth in today's culture.[/pullquote]

Why You Need an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

False allegations are easy to make. Whether or not there is any truth to accusations, the media prints stories which go against the rule of “innocent until proven guilty.” We have worked with clients who were falsely accused of serious sex offenses and later found not guilty. The newspapers have never removed these innocent people's photos from the internet. This is why you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight on your behalf in court. Defending yourself is a difficult task. A skilled lawyer understands the importance of a defendant remaining silent and allowing a third party to make statements in defense of their future. Don't stand alone in front of a judge or jury and try to salvage your reputation. Contact an experienced sex crimes lawyer to fight to protect your future.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one is facing Prostitution charges in Denver, Aurora, or Glendale, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. 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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