Social media is a place to connect with old friends and keep up to date. It's also a place for police to try to catch people communicating online with children. In one news story, a 30-year-old man was accused of communicating online and over the phone with a 14-year-old boy. Police responded to the accusation and after further investigation, found the 14-year-old met the man over an app called “Hot or Not”. The 14-year-old then communicated with the man over instant messaging and Skype. The boy told the man multiple times he was 16 years old, but later admitted to being 14 years old. The two interacted sexually over video and allegedly planned to meet in person. When police searched the man's phone, they found sexually explicit photos and inappropriate conversations between the two individuals. In Denver, Aurora and across Colorado, the man could be charged with Internet Luring of a Child and Sexual Exploitation of a Child.
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What is Internet Luring of a Child in Douglas County?
In Douglas and Arapahoe County, the 30-year-old could be charged with Internet Luring of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-306. Accusations of Internet Luring of a Child would be based on his knowingly communicating with a person he knew or believed to be under fifteen years old, when he was more than four years older than the child. The accusations would also be based on the fact that the communication with the 14-year-old occurred online, by text message and by instant message. In that communication, if the accused man also described explicit sexual conduct and suggested or persuaded the child to meet him for any purpose, he would be charged with Internet Luring of a Child. A conversation describing explicit sexual conduct, C.R.S 18-6-403(2)(e), would be one describing sexual intercourse, erotic fondling, erotic nudity, masturbation, sadomasochism, or sexual excitement.If facing charges of Internet Luring of a Child, don't wait. Contact our attorneys today.
What is Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Denver?
Never give police permission to search your property for evidence of sexually exploitative material.
Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-6-403, is charged in many ways in Denver and Adams County, and across Colorado. If the 30-year-old caused, induced, enticed, or permitted the child to engage in, or be used for, any explicit sexual conduct for the making of any sexually exploitative material (since he allegedly had sexually explicit photos of the child), he would be charged with this crime. These charges can add up quickly in Colorado if you have multiple computers, cell phones, tablets, etc., and police search each of them. You should always exercise your right to remain silent if confronted by police, and never give them permission to search your property for evidence of sexually exploitative material.
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