In Colorado and Denver, Arapahoe, and Adams County, everyone is innocent until proven guilty. The government mindset is that no sex offender is able to be cured, and that once they are a sex offender, they will always be a sex offender and likely to commit more crimes like Enticement of a Child (CRS 18-3-305), Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404), or Sexual Exploitation of a Child (CRS 18-6-403).
Recently, a registered sex offender was ticketed for allegedly touching himself while he waited outside of a polling place. The man was in his car and when police arrived, they found him with his pants on and did not see him engage in any of the behavior he was accused of. They issued him a ticket for public indecency.
This man was a registered sex offender, which means that he was previously convicted of a sex offense in a county like Douglas, Larimer, Jefferson, or Weld. The police are using his previous conviction and status as a registered sex offender to bolster the complaint against him with little to no proof other than the word of bystander. The fact the he was a registered sex offender is enough to convince police that he was guilty, because, he is a sex offender and that's exactly the type of behavior police expect from a sex offender.
If you are contacted for a sex crime like assault or sexual exploitation, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.