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“Loophole” Has DA Arguing to Change Colorado Sexual Assault Laws

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

“Loophole” Has DA Arguing to Change Colorado Sexual Assault Laws

A Colorado man was convicted of sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child by a person in a position of trust in 2016. Why? Because he ordered his 4-year-old foster child to approach him, removed his … Continue reading

Statutory Rape in Colorado: How the Law Works

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Rape | Sex Crimes | Statutory Rape

Statutory Rape in Colorado: How the Law Works

Statutory rape laws are based on the premise that minor children are incapable of informed consent to sex acts. The inability of minors to form consent is written in the statutes – hence the term “statutory rape.” In statutory rape, … Continue reading

With College Sex Crimes Up, What Do Colorado Universities Watch For?

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Category: Sex Crimes

With College Sex Crimes Up, What Do Colorado Universities Watch For?

Generally speaking, the overall crime rate on college campus has dropped substantially — except for one important area. Reports of sex crimes increased by an astounding 205% between 2001 and 2015. This probably sounds terrifying – and it should. However, … Continue reading

Strategies to Fight Colorado Sex Crime Charges

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Category: Sex Crimes

Strategies to Fight Colorado Sex Crime Charges

Sex crime consequences are some of the most severe in the Colorado criminal statutes – and for good reason. Sex crimes have long-lasting psychological impacts on survivors, and are a threat to society. To protect potential victims, convicted sex offenders … Continue reading

How Sex Crimes Netted a Colorado Man a 472-Year Sentence

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes

How Sex Crimes Netted a Colorado Man a 472-Year Sentence

Recently, a Colorado man received the longest-ever sentence for human trafficking in U.S. history. Brock Franklin, 31, was convicted on 30 violations that fall under Colorado’s Organized Crime Control Act, including numerous sex crimes. Several children and women provided testimony … Continue reading

AG Fights Ruling Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry Is Unconstitutional

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Category: Sex Crimes | Sex Offender Registry

AG Fights Ruling Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry Is Unconstitutional

If you’re convicted of a sex crime, one of the consequences of that crime usually involves having to register as a sex offender. Every state, along with our federal government, has a sex offender registry, but one court has found … Continue reading

How to Get Off of Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry

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Category: Sex Crimes

How to Get Off of Colorado’s Sex Offender Registry

In our state, if you’re convicted of a sexual offense, you are required to register as a sex offender for five, 10, or 20 years – up to life. What happens, however, when you’ve completed your registration period? Your first … Continue reading

Colorado May Add Multiple Charges for “Sexting” Soon

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes

Colorado May Add Multiple Charges for “Sexting” Soon

If you are the parent of teenagers, you’ve probably heard all kinds of things about the dangers of sexting. If you are a young single adult, you’ve probably heard horror stories from friends or peers about sexts gone wrong. Even … Continue reading

Can You Be Arrested for Being a Peeping Tom in Colorado?

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Category: Sex Crimes

Can You Be Arrested for Being a Peeping Tom in Colorado?

Whether the offender is a teenage boy or a fully grown adult, no one likes a Peeping Tom. The term is a silly name for someone who “peeps” into the windows of homes, either by using binoculars from a distance, … Continue reading

Colorado Universities Offering Classes to Prevent Sexual Assault

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

Colorado Universities Offering Classes to Prevent Sexual Assault

Our country needs a lesson on sexual assault. College campuses around the nation are awash in controversy over allegations, accusations, and a “rape culture.” Regardless of whether the incidents actually occurred, our President-elect has openly bragged about committing sexual assault, … Continue reading

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