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In Denver, Golden, and Brighton, it is common for law enforcement officers to run sting operations relating to child prostitution. Generally, the officer pretends to be the hypothetical child's parent or guardian and arranges a meeting. It is during this meeting that the Adams County Sheriff or Denver Police will make their arrest. A man was recently arrested for Soliciting for Child Prostitution after traveling to a different state to meet up with a ‘9-year-old girl.' The man had made it clear through online communications that he wanted to have sex with the young girl. Soliciting for Child Prostitution is a class 3 felony in Denver County, Colorado.
Douglas County Soliciting for a Child Prostitute Lawyer: Definition of Soliciting for Child Prostitution in Arapahoe County
The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Soliciting for Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-402 – is:
(1) A person commits soliciting for child prostitution if he:
(a) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child;
(b) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child; or
(c) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution of a child or by a child.
Prostitution by a child means a child performing a sexual act in exchange for money, or a person performing a sexual act on a child in exchange for money. Simply agreeing to this or clearing stating these intentions is enough to get charged in sting operations.
Sentence for Soliciting for Child Prostitution Sting Operation in Jefferson and Adams County
As a class 3 felony in Adams and Jefferson County, Soliciting for a Child Prostitute is punishable by 4 to 12 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections. This crime is also a sexual offense that requires registering as a sex offender. In these sting operations, it is not a defense that the meet up never actually occurred. Police are skilled at making sure the online and text conversations disclose the age of the child and get specifics about the intentions of the person soliciting for the child.