A while ago, a 19-year-old met a girl on a dating app called “Hot or Not”, and the girl told him she was 17 years old. The two eventually met to have sex. But, the girl was actually 14 years old, making their sexual encounter illegal. Prosecutors in the case sentenced the 19-year-old to 90 days in jail, 5 years of Sex Offender Intensive Supervised Probation (SOISP) and 25 years on the sex offender registry in two states.
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Douglas County Sex Assault Convictions: Sex Offender Registry
The 19-year-old should have been more careful when choosing to have sex with someone he didn't know well, but his actions weren't intended to be criminal. He shouldn't be labeled as a sex offender for making a mistake in judgment.
After a sex assault conviction of Sexual Assault on a Child and required sex offender registration, this man's freedom is gone. Probably the most humiliating restriction is that he can't live at home. His brother is 15 and he can't be around anyone under age 18.
Sex offender registry and sex assault convictions at age nineteen can make anyone feel condemned and hopeless. As the 19-year-old's mom put it: “If our son's a sex offender, there are a lot of other people on that list like him, making the list almost meaningless.”
Though it's important to protect young people from harmful sexual conduct, making someone register as a sex offender when he had no criminal intent is overkill.
The 14-year-old girl even admitted in court that she lied about her age, making the 19-year-old seem far from a predator. He is not much different than most 19-year-old men out there. He found a girl attractive, and wanted a sexual relationship with her. Yet, he is being punished and publicly humiliated for his decision.
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Facing class 4 felony or class 3 felony Sexual Assault on a Child charges can be tough. District Attorneys aim for convictions, not the truth. Judges often impose harsh sentences as required by Colorado law. Involving an expert sex crimes defense lawyer early on can save you from a lifetime sentence – outside or inside prison walls. Protect your future and call one of our aggressive criminal defense lawyers today if facing any sex assault convictions.
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