For police officers in Aurora, Denver, and across Colorado, body cameras are becoming an important aspect of their job. They are used not only for the protection of the public, but also for the officer's protection. Since it is a relatively new procedure, there have been reports that sometimes an officer has forgotten to turn his body camera on or off depending on the situation. An Aurora code enforcement officer forgot to turn his camera off, and it not only cost him his job – it landed him with criminal charges. The officer was wearing the body cam as part of a test, and his supervisor was monitoring the footage when he heard phone calls from the officer to a woman asking her donation price for sex. He was recorded calling another woman and asking the same thing. When confronted, he admitted to everything, resigned from his job, and pled guilty to Solicitation of a Prostitute.
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Arapahoe County Soliciting for Prostitution Attorney: What is the Definition of Soliciting for Prostitution?
The Arapahoe County, Colorado law definition of Soliciting for Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-202 – is:
“A person commits soliciting for prostitution if he:
(a) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution; or
(b) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution; or
(c) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.”
Because the officer used terms that all law enforcement officers are trained to know, like ‘donation,' his colleague recognized exactly what he was doing when attempting to exchange money for sex.
Soliciting for Prostitutes in Douglas County: A Colorado Class 3 Misdemeanor
As a class 3 misdemeanor in Douglas County and across Colorado, Soliciting for Prostitution is punishable by up to 6 months in the Douglas County Jail and up to $5,000 in fines. The officer was sentenced to 6 months of probation in Arapahoe County and required to complete 60 hours of community service (or useful public service as it is referred to in the court system).
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