According to the news, a 53-year-old woman faces prostitution charges after allegedly forcing two women to practice prostitution. The 53-year-old provided a shelter for both women, who initially believed they were going to be employed as masseuses and did not expect to engage in prostitution. The women became afraid of the 53-year-old woman after she threatened them with unemployment and homelessness. The woman was also apparently living off of the money made by the women engaged in prostitution. The 53-year-old woman could face numerous prostitution-related charges in Denver and across Colorado, some of which include Pandering, Keeping a Place of Prostitution and Pimping.
Pandering Arapahoe County Lawyer | Pandering Charges in Colorado
Pandering, C.R.S. 18-7-203, charges occur in Arapahoe County and across Colorado whenever a 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
- Knowingly arranges or offers to arrange a situation where a person may practice prostitution.
If the women were forced into practicing prostitution by menacing or criminal intimidation by the 53-year-old woman, the 53-year-old would likely face charges of Pandering. The 53-year-old is also accused of arranging for the women to practice prostitution, which would lead to Pandering charges in Colorado. Pandering under part (1) is a class 5 felony, while Pandering under part (2) is a class 3 misdemeanor. As defense lawyers, we would focus on the motive of the two women who allege they were forced into prostitution. They want to avoid criminal charges for their conduct, and accusing the 53 year old woman of forcing them is a great way to try and escape being accused of Prostitution themselves.
Keeping a Place of Prostitution in Douglas County, Colorado
Keeping a Place of Prostitution, C.R.S. 18-7-204, occurs in Douglas County whenever a person has or exercises control over the use of any place that offers seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution and who performs any one or more of the following crimes:
- Knowingly grants or permits the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution; or
- Permits the continued use of such place for the purpose of prostitution after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which he should reasonably know the place is being used for purposes of prostitution.
Because the 53-year-old woman also provided a shelter for the women to practice prostitution and allowed them to practice prostitution there, she would likely face charges of Keeping a Place of Prostitution. Keeping a Place of Prostitution is a class 2 misdemeanor in Colorado.
Pimping Jefferson County Attorney | Pimping Definition in Colorado
Finally, in Jefferson County and across Colorado, Pimping, C.R.S. 18-7-206, charges occur when a person 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. Since the woman also lived on money earned by the women practicing prostitution, she could face Pimping charges. Pimping is a class 3 felony across Colorado.
Adams County Prostitution Attorney if Facing Multiple Prostitution Charges
It is not uncommon to face multiple prostitution charges if accused of prostitution-related crimes in Adams County and across Colorado. In many of these cases, men and women are arrested after a prostitution sting operation. If you are confronted by police during a prostitution sting, always exercise your right to remain silent. Police are only looking for evidence that can be used against you in court when talking with you. Protect your future and reputation by contacting a skilled criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office as soon as possible.Request a Free Consultation