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Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver and Greeley: Man Accused of Groping Woman in Dorm Shower at UNC

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Apr 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Facing charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver? Contact a criminal defense lawyer right away.

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When you are showering, the last thing you expect is that your privacy would be compromised. That was the case for one college student at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado, who was taking a shower in the dorms and was subjected to unlawful sexual contact. According to the news, the woman was showering in the dorms when a stranger allegedly touched her inappropriately. Apparently, the man followed a student into the residence hall and entered the women's bathroom while the woman was showering. Before the woman could leave the situation, the man allegedly reached out and unlawfully touched her. She was able to get away and later called police. In Denver, Greeley, and across Colorado, the man would be facing charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact, C.R.S. 18-3-404. If you are facing charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, contact the O'Malley Law Office right away.

Unlawful Sexual Contact Attorney in Adams and Douglas County: Unlawful Sexual Contact Definition

One way Unlawful Sexual Contact charges occur in Adams and Douglas County is if an actor knowingly subjects a victim to sexual contact and the actor knows the victim doesn't consent. The man in the news story could face charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact for unlawfully touching the woman showering (subjecting her to sexual contact) without her consent.

“Sexual contact” includes:

“The knowing touching of the victim's intimate parts by the actor, or of the actor's intimate parts by the victim, or the knowing touching of the clothing covering the immediate area of the victim's or actor's intimate parts if that sexual contact is for the purposes of sexual arousal, gratification, or abuse.”

Prosecutors must prove the man touched the woman's intimate parts while showering, for the purpose of sexual arousal, gratification or abuse to obtain a conviction of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Colorado.

Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson County is a Felony and Misdemeanor

Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver, Arapahoe and Jefferson County can be charged as both a felony and misdemeanor. Unlawful Sexual Contact is normally a class 1 misdemeanor extraordinary risk crime, but can be a class 4 felony under more serious circumstances. The stakes are high in an Unlawful Sexual Contact case. All that is needed for an Unlawful Sexual Contact charge is an allegation from someone else, even if it is false. No evidence is required. To protect yourself from possible sex offender registration and treatment, possible jail or prison time, or a criminal record upon an Unlawful Sexual Contact conviction, contact the best criminal defense lawyers from the O'Malley Law Office right away. You may be feeling helpless but we are here to help you. Call us today to schedule a FREE initial consultation.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for Unlawful Sexual Contact in Denver or anywhere else in Colorado, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Or, submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

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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