Voyeurism in Denver and Jefferson County is defined as secretly receiving sexual gratification from observing sexual behavior or the intimate parts of another. Those who observe others in this manner are also known as peeping toms. In Colorado, these actions can lead to criminal charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. In one news story I read, a former teacher and coach was accused of watching girls getting undressed in a locker room at their high school. The former coach was caught when a hidden camera was found in the locker room. Across Colorado, his actions would be considered voyeurism, or Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification.
Adams County Invasion of Privacy / Voyeurism Attorney: Observing Sexual / Private Behavior is a Crime
In Adams and Douglas County, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, is charged whenever a person knowingly observes or takes a photograph of another person's intimate parts without that person's consent, in a situation where the person observed or photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy. The person doing the observing would have to be doing so for his own sexual gratification. Since the former coach was accused of watching girls undress in a locker room (where there was a reasonable expectation of privacy / no consent involved) he could be charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. Prosecutors would have to prove he was observing the girls for his own sexual gratification for him to be convicted of this charge.
Denver Prosecutors Must Prove All Elements to Be Convicted of this Charge
In Denver, Arapahoe County and across Colorado, prosecutors must prove all elements of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification to be convicted. If they cannot prove the sexual gratification element, for instance, a criminal defense lawyer may be able to reduce criminal charges to the lesser crime of Criminal Invasion of Privacy. This crime is charged as a class 2 misdemeanor and does not require sex offender registration or treatment. If you've been accused or charged with Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification anywhere in Colorado, be sure to call our experienced sex crimes attorneys as soon as possible. Take control of your future and set up a free initial consultation with us today.Request a Free Consultation