News reporters are currently covering the many accusations of unwanted sexual contact and harassment plaguing the celebrity community. Most likely, these allegations would result in Unlawful Sexual Contact charges if they had occurred in Denver, Douglas, or Arapahoe County. A man was recently charged with this crime, after being accused of groping women while working. According to the report, the man dressed up as a clown to work in a haunted barn, scaring patrons. Two women claimed that he grabbed their breasts without their permission while they were in the barn. He was arrested and charged with the equivalent of Unlawful Sexual Contact.
Jefferson County Unlawful Sexual Contact Attorney: Definition of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Adams County
The Jefferson and Adams County, Colorado law definition of Unlawful Sexual Contact – C.R.S. 18-3-404 – is:
(a) The actor knows that the victim does not consent; or
(b) The actor knows that the victim is incapable of appraising the nature of the victim’s conduct; or
(c) The victim is physically helpless and the actor knows that the victim is physically helpless and the victim has not consented; or
(d) The actor has substantially impaired the victim’s power to appraise or control the victim’s conduct by employing, without the victim’s consent, any drug, intoxicant, or other means for the purpose of causing submission;
Most often, we have seen this crime charged under subsection (a), where someone claims they were touched without permission – like the story above.
Sentence for Unlawful Sexual Contact in Douglas and Arapahoe County
As a class 1 extraordinary risk crime in Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado, Unlawful Sexual Contact is punishable by 6 to 24 months in the Douglas County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. More importantly, a conviction of Unlawful Sexual Contact in Aurora, Parker, or Castle Rock will require a period of registering as a sex offender and the requirement of completing sex offender treatment.