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Sex Offense Defense Attorney | Logan County Sees Increase in Felonies

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Sep 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

A Colorado county has seen a significant increase in felony cases over the last few years, some being sex offenses. These are serious crimes that come with harsh consequences. An article published last month sites a growing number of offenses in Logan County, Colorado. Among these are crimes of internet luring and sex assault on a child. One can lead to another in situations like these that involve attempting to meet with a child under 15 and sexual contact with a minor. Accusations or charges surrounding either of these complex sex offenses requires immediate and aggressive representation from a skilled sex offense defense attorney.

Sexual Assault on a Child in Logan County

Sexual Assault on a Child C.R.S. 18-3-405 is an offense that includes sexual contact with a minor under 15. Someone commits this offense in Sterling if they:

  • grope or fondle a child 14 or younger,
  • or cause a child 14 or younger to fondle them,
  • AND are 4 years or more older than the child

However, if someone is in any way responsible for the supervision or care of a minor under 18 and groping or fondling occur, sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust can apply (regardless of age difference). The penalties for sexual assault on a child in Logan County can include:

Internet Luring in Logan County

Internet Luring C.R.S. 18-3-306 is another serious felony sex offense in Colorado that is committed electronically using common items like a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Someone commits this crime in Logan County when they:

  • communicate sexual content electronically to a child under 15,
  • AND try to meet with that child for any purpose

Additionally, if the intent of meeting in person is to sexually exploit the minor, consequences amplify. Potential ramifications of internet luring in Sterling may include:

  • 1 – 6 years in prison,
  • $1,000 – $500,000 in fines,
  • mandatory sex offender treatment,
  • sex offender intensive supervised probation,
  • Colorado sex offender registration

Colorado Sex Offense Defense Attorney

Obtaining experienced representation is paramount when charged with a sex crime in Colorado. The article above references the prosecutor's attempt to not only increase the funds for their department, but also address the issue of low or no cash surety bonds. The need for a skilled criminal defense attorney couldn't be higher. Perhaps sexual contact didn't occur in your case or you didn't know you were communicating with a minor under 15. Nevertheless, contact our office for a free consultation with Colorado's best sex crimes attorneys. We will carefully and thoroughly analyze your unique situation and suggest next steps in forming a strong defense on your behalf.

If you or someone you know is facing an accusation or charge of a sex offense, be smart. Contact the accomplished criminal defense lawyers at Sawyer Legal Group, LLC at 303-830-0880. 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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