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Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Denver Lawyer | Man Asks Minors to Send Nude Pictures

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Mar 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

When engaging in a sexual conversation with someone online or over the phone, you should always be aware of their age. If you ask for or send sexually explicit pictures to a child online or over the phone, or share sexually explicit photos of a child in some way, you could be facing serious felony charges. In one recent news story, a 20-year-old man could be facing multiple criminal charges after allegedly receiving sexually explicit photos of underage girls over the internet, as well as sharing inappropriate photos online. The 20-year-old is accused of asking a 13-year-old to send him nude pictures and later posting the pictures online with a link to her Facebook page. The 20-year-old is also accused of asking a 15-year-old to send him nude pictures and threatening to hurt himself if she didn't. The 15-year-old told police she sent pictures and videos of herself to him because of his threats. Both the 13-year-old and 15-year-old told police they engaged in sexual conversations with the 20-year-old online as well. In Denver, if these allegations are true, the 20-year-old could face charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Sexual Exploitation of a Child.

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Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child and Posting a Private Image for Harassment in Arapahoe County

In Arapahoe County, a person can face charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405.4, if they knowingly importune, invite, or entice through communication over a computer or phone, a person they know or believe is under fifteen years of age and at least four years younger than them to:

  1. Expose or touch their own or another person's intimate parts while communicating with the actor over the computer or phone; or
  2. Observe the actor's intimate parts over the computer or phone.

Because the 20-year-old asked for nude pictures of a 13-year-old online, it would qualify as Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child is a class 4 felony in Colorado.

Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lawyer in Douglas County: How is Sexual Exploitation of a Child Charged?

Sexual Exploitation of a Child is charged under many circumstances in Douglas County. As it pertains to the news story, one way Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges occur is if a person possesses or controls any sexually exploitative material for any purpose. “Sexually exploitative material” includes any photograph, motion picture, video, recording or broadcast of moving visual images, print, negative, slide, or other mechanically, electronically, chemically, or digitally reproduced visual material that depicts a child engaged in, participating in, observing or being used for explicit sexual conduct. Because the 20-year-old asked for nude pictures of the 15-year-old and received both sexually explicit photos and videos of her, he could face charges of Sexual Exploitation of a Child. Remember, something more than child nudity is needed for Sexually Exploitative Material.  For the purposes of the Sexual Exploitation of a Child statute, a “child” is anyone under the age of 18. Sexual Exploitation of a Child can either be a class 3 felony, class 5 felony or class 4 felony in Colorado.

Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child Lawyer in Adams County: Call Today

If you are facing charges of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child or Sexual Exploitation of a Child in Adams County, contact the best criminal defense lawyers at the O'Malley Law Office immediately. Each one of these crimes can come with lengthy prison or jail sentences, fines and in some cases sex offender registration and treatment upon a conviction. Your future is on the line upon a charge or accusation of one of the above crimes. Call the O'Malley Law Office today to set up a free initial consultation and protect your future.

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If you or your teenager is facing Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges or Sexual Exploitation of a Child charges in Colorado, be smart and remain silent. Then, call a criminal defense lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880 for a free initial consultation. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation

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