In Denver and across Colorado, the definition of Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust, C.R.S. 18-3-405.3, is:
“Any actor who knowingly subjects another not his or her spouse to any sexual contact commits sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust if the victim is a child less than eighteen years of age and the actor committing the offense is one in a position of trust with respect to the victim.”
Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust is only charged in Colorado if someone in a position of trust with respect to an alleged child victim subjects the child to sexual contact. This sexual offense can come with many crippling consequences, and it is always in your best interest to involve an experienced criminal defense lawyer at the O'Malley Law Office who will fight aggressively to defend you and your future.
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Position of Trust Label in Douglas and Arapahoe County, Colorado | Who Qualifies as People in Positions of Trust?
By statute, a person in a “position of trust” in Douglas County, Arapahoe County and across Colorado includes:
“any person who is a parent or acting in the place of a parent and charged with any of a parent's rights, duties, or responsibilities concerning a child, including a guardian or someone otherwise responsible for the general supervision of a child's welfare, or a person who is charged with any duty or supervision of a child, including foster care, child care, family care, or institutional care, either independently or through another, no matter how brief, at the time of an unlawful act.”
In other words, parents, coaches, pastors, babysitters, teachers, or stepparents can all qualify as individuals in positions of trust. If one of these individuals subjects a child to sexual contact, they will face charges of Sexual Assault on a Child by a Person in a Position of Trust.
Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust a Felony in Adams County, Colorado
Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust is either a class 3 felony or class 4 felony in Colorado. Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust is a class 3 felony in Adams County and across Colorado if:
- The victim is less than fifteen years of age; or
- The actor commits the offense as part of a pattern of sexual abuse.
Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust is a class 4 felony if:
- The victim is fifteen years of age or older but less than eighteen years of age and the offense is not committed as part of a pattern of sexual abuse.
Charged with Sexual Assault on a Child – Position of Trust in Jefferson County? Call Us
If you have been charged with Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust in Jefferson County or any other part of Colorado, call the best sex crimes attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office today. Among many other possible consequences, this sexual offense is subject to indeterminate prison sentencing and sex offender registration and treatment. Our sex crimes attorneys know how heavy the weight of an accusation or charge of Sexual Assault on a Child – Position of Trust can be. In many cases, we can create a plea deal where you can plea to a lesser offense. Call our office today to set up a free initial consultation, and protect your future.
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