What is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification?
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6 is charged whenever a person knowingly:
- Observes or takes a photo or video of another person's intimate parts without their consent, when the person being viewed has a reasonable expectation of privacy (i.e. not at a nude tanning beach or spa) when the purpose of the observation or photos is for the observer's own sexual gratification.
Put simply, there are four factors which must be present in order to be charged with this sex offense: When a person 1) knowingly takes photos, video, or observes a person's intimate parts, 2) without their permission, 3) when the person being viewed has a reasonable expectation of privacy, and 4) the observer's intent is for sexual gratification.[pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”70%”]The DA must prove the observations or photos were for the purpose of sexual gratification in order to be charged.[/pullquote]
Harsh Treatment and Sentence for this Sex Offense
Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification charges are serious. While the first offense is usually only a class 1 misdemeanor, it is still classified as a sex offense. This means if a person is convicted, they will be required to undergo sex offender treatment overseen by the Sex Offender Management Board (SOMB) and register as a sex offender in Colorado. Sex offender treatment is harsh and invasive, and being a registered sex offender can greatly limit your freedom and reputation. Because of this, it is vital that you work with an experienced criminal defense attorney if you are facing Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification charges in Arapahoe, Larimer, or El Paso County or anywhere across Colorado.Request a Free Consultation