Many people are used to spending money on new clothes and belongings, but not many people are used to being spied on while in a dressing room. That was the case for one juvenile girl trying on clothes in a dressing room. When she was trying on clothes, her mother allegedly spotted a man taking pictures with his phone underneath her daughter's stall. If this incident occurred in Arapahoe or Jefferson County, this man could face charges of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification.
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What is Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification in Colorado?
The definition of Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification, C.R.S. 18-3-405.6, is:“
(1) A person who 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, for the purpose of the observer's own sexual gratification, commits unlawful invasion of privacy for sexual gratification.
(2) (a) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (2), invasion of privacy for sexual gratification is a class 1 misdemeanor and is an extraordinary risk crime subject to the modified sentencing range specified in section 18-1.3-501 (3).
(b) Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification is a class 6 felony and is an extraordinary risk crime subject to the modified sentencing range specified in section 18-1-.3-104 (10) if either of the following circumstances exist:
(I) The offense is committed subsequent to a prior conviction, as defined in section 16-22-102 (3), C.R.S., for unlawful sexual behavior as defined in section 16-22-102 (9), C.R.S.; or
(II) The person observes or takes a photograph of the intimate parts of a person under fifteen years of age. This subparagraph (II) shall not apply if the defendant is less than four years older than the person observed or photographed.
(3) For purposes of this section, “photograph” includes a photograph, motion picture, videotape, live feed, print, negative, slide, or other mechanically, electronically, or chemically produced or reproduced visual material.”
Since this man was spotted taking pictures underneath the young girl's dressing room stall, it was an invasion of privacy. If the girl was changing out of her clothes, it's likely the man was taking pictures for his sexual gratification. Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is normally a class 1 misdemeanor and an extraordinary risk crime, subject to up to 24 months in the Adams County Jail. However, if the girl was less than fifteen years of age, this man could face a class 6 felony (extraordinary risk) charge. This could subject the man up to 2 years in prison.
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Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification is a sex offense in Douglas County. Anyone convicted of this crime would have to register as a sex offender and be overseen by the Colorado Sex Offender Management Board. Sometimes, Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification gets charged with other crimes, like Second Degree Trespass, Stalking or Burglary. An example of an escalated Invasion of Privacy charge would be if an employee was infatuated with his coworker and came to his coworker's home every day to see her. One of those days he caught her changing in her bedroom with the window open, and she spotted him. He could be charged with Stalking and Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification. The consequences of escalated charges can be devastating. If you're facing Invasion of Privacy charges, the criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office want to help. We are here to listen to your side of the story, and we fight aggressively to defend you.
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