What is Internet Luring in Colorado?
Internet luring is charged when a person communicates online, by phone, or by text message, with a person they know is under 15 years old, and discusses explicit sexual conduct. In order to be charged with internet luring, however, it must be proved that you also made a statement “persuading or inviting” the child to meet for any purpose.
- The meeting does not have to be for a sexual encounter – a non-sexual meeting would be enough to be convicted of internet luring, if sexually explicit conduct was discussed in the communication.
- The meeting doesn't actually have to occur in order to be charged – it simply has to be suggested.
What is the Sentence for Internet Luring in Adams, Jefferson or Douglas County?
Internet Luring of a Child is a Class 5 felony, but it is a Class 4 felony if it was committed with the intent to meet for a sexual encounter.
Class 5 Felony:
- 1 – 3 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections
- $1,000 – $100,000 fine
Class 4 Felony:
- 2 – 6 years in the Colorado Department of Corrections
- $2,000 – $500,000 fine
Because the man suggested that he pick up the girl “with the intent to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual exploitation,” he will be charged with a Class 4 felony. If you are convicted of internet luring of a child, you will be required to register as a sex offender, and undergo sex offender treatment overseen by the Sex Offender Management Board.Request a Free Consultation