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Colorado Law Says Even Consensual Sex Is Illegal Sometimes

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

Colorado Law Says Even Consensual Sex Is Illegal Sometimes

When Colorado authorities uncovered a relationship between a 34-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl, they charged him with child molestation. Even though the relationship was reportedly consensual, it has been considered a felony offense. This is because in Colorado to … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Sexual Assault and Illegal Sexual Contact in CO

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sexual Assault

The Difference Between Sexual Assault and Illegal Sexual Contact in CO

While there are a number of specific offenses defined within Colorado sex crime laws, two of the most common offenses committed across this state are sexual assault and illegal sexual contact. We want to focus on these two crimes today … Continue reading

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CO Man Gets 5 Years for Child Sex Crime… But It Could Have Been More

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes

CO Man Gets 5 Years for Child Sex Crime… But It Could Have Been More

In January 2020, the Colorado Springs court sentenced a 40-year-old man to five years in prison for sexual exploitation of a child. Police arrested him in September 2019 and charged him with possessing child pornography and failing to register email … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to Be on the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sex Offender Registry

What It’s Like to Be on the Sex Offender Registry in Colorado

The justice system is founded on the premise of rehabilitating offenders. Individuals are sentenced to punishments deemed to fit the crime. Once a sentence is carried out, offenders are said to have paid their dues. Yet there are some crimes … Continue reading

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Epstein May Be Dead, but Sex Trafficking Is Alive and Well in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Sex Crimes | Sex Trafficking

Epstein May Be Dead, but Sex Trafficking Is Alive and Well in Colorado

While awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges, millionaire financier Jefferey Epstein is believed to have committed suicide in his jail cell at New York’s Metropolitan Correctional Center on August 10. Epstein, aged 66, had been incarcerated since early July  when he … Continue reading

Your Guide to Internet Luring Charges in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Internet Crimes | Internet Luring of Child | Sex Crimes

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 … Continue reading

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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?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

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

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

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

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