Is Posting a Private Image Illegal in CO?

Posting a private image to harass another person is often referred to as revenge porn in Colorado – and it’s against the law.

This is a crime that the state takes very seriously, as it often causes great emotional distress to the person portrayed in the picture and is considered a sex crime. That means that anyone convicted of posting a private image for harassment can be in serious legal jeopardy. The charge is more than just a slap on [...]

Colorado Is Serious about Protecting Teens Online — Including from Sexting

The internet poses a risk to kids. That is just fact. All over the country, states are taking measures to help protect kids from the dangers present online – including Colorado.

The changes made to laws in Colorado have taken it from the 22nd safest state for kids to the number one place. What is responsible for this change? Primarily, the state has put more laws in place for sexting, including 11 laws that seek to protect kids from [...]

Internet Luring of a Child in CO: What You Need to Know

Many people have access to computers in Colorado – including kids.

If you are ever in contact with a child online and make plans to meet up for sex, then that is itself a crime in Colorado – even if sex acts never take place.

With the way computers and the internet are used in the lives of everyday people in this day and age, it’s pivotal to understand what is against the law and what potential penalties can be [...]

Your Guide to Internet Luring Charges in Colorado

Members of the Cherry Creek School District have read unsettling headlines in the past few weeks. A bus driver in the community was charged with internet luring of a child. The man is currently on administrative leave.

An undercover officer posing as a 14-year-old girl connected with the bus driver on the Whisper app. In addition to sending sexual messages to the supposed teenager, he agreed to pick her up from school and “see where it goes from there.” He [...]

Colorado Computer Crime Penalties — How Serious Are They?

If you wanted to fly under the radar and commit computer crimes, you’d think you wouldn’t use the crazy Wingdings font. However, that’s exactly what a Denver Sheriff Department Deputy did — and now he’s facing felony charges.

Back in December 2017, the deputy allegedly forged orders in order to get paid time off from work. The forgery went on for about a year, until a staff member noticed the use of the Wingdings font and other irregularities in the [...]