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Statute of Limitations on Child Sex Crimes in Denver The Colorado Law Limitation of Actions for Sex Offenses Against a Child

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Mar 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

For most crimes in Denver, Aurora and Castle Rock, charges must be filed within a certain amount of time from the date of offense. This is known as the statute of limitations or limitation of actions. However, there are certain crimes that have no limitations on them – meaning you can be charged whether it happened 5 days ago or 5 decades ago. A school board member is facing this dilemma, as a former student came forward and claimed they had an inappropriate relationship decades ago. She claims that she had sex with the then teacher no school board member when she was 14 years old. If these allegations had surfaced decades later related to a Colorado teacher, would they be able to pursue charges? Let's find out. 

Douglas County Sex Offense Against A Child: What is the Statute of Limitations in Arapahoe County? 

Under C.R.S. 16-5-401 – Limitation for Commencing Criminal Proceedings and Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings – Murder, Kidnapping, Treason, any sex offense against a child, and any forgery regardless of the penalty provided have no limit. This includes attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit a sex offense against a child. For the no limit, unlawful sexual offense against a child includes the following crimes: 

If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex offense against a child, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future. 

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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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