Communicating online in any form with someone under the age of 15 and discussing sexually explicit content and subsequently inviting to meet them is charged as Internet Luring of a Child in Denver, Golden, and Brighton. A woman is being charged with this crime after using Xbox to talk to a 14-year-old boy. According to the report, the woman began the communications through the video gaming system and escalated to sending emails and texts. She sent him pornographic photos and asked him to meet with her, allegedly for sex. She was arrested and charged with Internet Luring of a Child.
Adams County Internet Luring of a Child Lawyer: Definition of Xbox Internet Luring of a Child in Jefferson County
The Adams and Jefferson County, Colorado law definition of Internet Luring of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-306 – is:
“An actor commits internet luring of a child if the actor knowingly communicates over a computer or computer network, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message to a person who the actor knows or believes to be under fifteen years of age and, in that communication or in any subsequent communication by computer, computer network, telephone network, data network, text message, or instant message, describes explicit sexual conduct as defined in section 18-6-403 (2)(e), and, in connection with that description, makes a statement persuading or inviting the person to meet the actor for any purpose, and the actor is more than four years older than the person or than the age the actor believes the person to be.”
So, these variables must be present in order to charge Internet Luring of a Child:
- Communicating over a computer, telephone, or data network;
- With a person who is or the actor believes is under the age of 15;
- Describing sexually explicit content;
- Invites or persuades the child to meet the actor; and
- The actor is 4 or more years older than the child.
Sentence for Internet Luring of a Child in Douglas and Arapahoe County
Internet Luring of a Child is a class 5 or class 4 felony in Douglas and Arapahoe County depending on the intent behind the meeting. If the intent of meeting with the child is to engage in sexual exploitation or sexual contact, then it is the class 4 felony. Without that intent, it is the class 5 felony.
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