Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-6-403, or possession of child pornography, is charged in many ways in Denver, Adams County and every city in Colorado. You can be charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child for possessing child or juvenile pornography, creating sexually exploitative material (pornography), trying to distribute the pornography in some way, or causing or enticing a child to be used for or engage in pornography. Sexual Exploitation of a Child can be charged as a class 3 felony, a class 4 felony, or a class 5 felony. Sexual Exploitation of a Child is also a sexual offense, requiring sex offender and treatment under the Sex Offender Management Board. If you've been charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child anywhere in Colorado, consult a top Sexual Exploitation of a Child lawyer today.
Are All Naked / Nude Pictures of Children Pornography Against the Law in Colorado?
Though the answer is no, many DAs in Custer County and across Colorado still try to file charges for simply possessing nude images of children. However, prosecutors must prove all elements of Sexual Exploitation of a Child for a conviction. Yet, they often struggle proving every element in court. For example, prosecutors often struggle proving a naked image of a child portrayed the child engaged in explicit sexual conduct. The nude image could have been of a child in[pullquote align=”right” textalign=”right” width=”65%”]It's often difficult for prosecutors to prove every element of Sexual Exploitation of a Child in court.[/pullquote] the bathtub, playing in their parent's backyard, or standing around. These are not unlawful nudity. DAs must also prove that the sexually exploitative material involved a child under the age of eighteen years old, which can be difficult. Despite the burden on prosecutors to prove every element of Sexual Exploitation of a Child, many defendants still end up pleading guilty to charges they don't understand to avoid the possibility of prison. In every Sexual Exploitation of a Child case in Colorado, you should always involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer to defend your constitutional rights. Don't stand alone in the courtroom against DAs looking to convict you.
Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lawyer: Possession of Child Pornography in Douglas County Can Be Accidental
In Douglas and Jefferson County, Colorado, there are cases where you can be arrested for possessing nude teen images unknowingly. For instance, perhaps you shared or downloaded files, but you didn't know there were illegal images that downloaded onto your computer. Or, maybe you let someone use your computer and they download nude photos of children on your computer. Whatever the case may be, you need a top criminal defense attorney fighting by your side. Our criminal defense attorneys work with forensic experts to uncover evidence in your case to use in trial. We combine that physical evidence with our knowledge of constitutional law and the elements of this crime. We work hard to present a solid defense before every judge and jury. Contact one of our knowledgeable criminal lawyers today if you've been arrested or accused of Sexual Exploitation of a Child anywhere in Colorado.Request a Free Consultation