It has become increasingly common for police to make prostitution arrests by tracking an ad online, asking for adult services. In one recent news story, two men were arrested after a police sting at a hotel. Police apparently followed an ad on Backpage.com that advertised meeting women at a hotel in exchange for money. The ad on Backpage.com also listed a phone number and the location of the hotel. When police located this hotel, they found a woman there, who claimed to be the girlfriend of one of the men. The woman said she agreed to have sex with the man for money because the man was in debt. In Denver, the two men who arranged to meet women at the hotel to practice prostitution would likely be facing Soliciting for Prostitution, C.R.S. 18-7-202, charges.
Soliciting for Prostitution Arapahoe and Jefferson County Definition
In Arapahoe and Jefferson County, the definition of Soliciting for Prostitution, C.R.S. 18-7-202, is:
“A person commits soliciting for prostitution if he:
- Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution; or
- Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution; or
- Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.”
Since the two men arranged to meet women at a hotel to practice prostitution, it would be considered Soliciting for Prostitution. Soliciting for Prostitution is normally a class 3 misdemeanor in Colorado, which is subject to up to 6 months in the Arapahoe County Jail.
Entrapment in Douglas County: Affirmative Defense Sometimes Used in Soliciting for Prostitution Cases
In Douglas County, sometimes the Entrapment defense, C.R.S. 18-1-709, can be used in Soliciting for Prostitution cases. The Entrapment defense states that the commission of acts which would otherwise constitute an offense is not criminal if someone was induced by police to commit those acts. It will not be considered Entrapment in Colorado if an opportunity to commit an offense is presented to you by police. Rather, police must have induced (persuaded) you to commit an offense. For example, let's say a police officer poses as a prostitute on the side of the road, trying to get you to stop your car for her. If she persuades you to commit Soliciting for Prostitution during this interaction, the Entrapment defense could possibly be used.
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