Experience Defending Clients Against Internet Child Pornography Charges

The crime of Internet sexual exploitation of a child is becoming more and more complex as smartphones and tablets are becoming household items in every family's life. It is easier and easier for someone to text someone else or "Facebook" him or her asking for a nude photo or a short video of a sexual act or body part.

Having successfully defended countless sex crimes in Denver, we often see cases where a teenage girl acts or presents much older on the Internet than she is in real life. She is looking to just have "some fun online" and wants to be taken seriously so she enters chat rooms and presents as a girl in her late 18s or 19s.

She may tell her suitor who met her in the chat room online that she is an adult, or "old enough" and when the conversation eventually turns to sex, she then proceeds to get solicited for nude photos or videos of sexual acts. She sends over the photos or live streams videos that go onto the client's computer.

It is only after police have raided your house and charged you with life-altering sex-related criminal charges like Internet sexual exploitation of a child that you are told the girl was really 14 and had on lots of makeup and looked the part of an adult. What are you going to do?

Sex Talk Online Becomes Sex Charges in Court in Colorado

Often Internet sexual exploitation charges (pornographic materials involving children) also get accompanying charges of other sex crimes like enticement of a child (CRS 18-3-301), Internet luring of a child (CRS 18-3-306) or attempted sex assault on a child (CRS 18-3-405).

That's because as the conversation gets more involved and our client, unaware of the age of consent, or the sex laws in Colorado, agrees to meet the girl somewhere even if it is for some ice cream or a lunch.

When they get there, instead of the seemingly consenting female they had spoken to, there are federal or state law enforcement agents waiting to charge them with sex assault in federal court or child sex assault in Colorado state court. Other times you are having a chat online, unaware you are doing anything wrong, or perhaps aware that it is "not right" but not realizing you are committing a felony sex crime.

What happens next: A knock on your door and a ring of your doorbell. The whole neighborhood just saw police rush into your house and handcuff you and take your computer, your tablet, your smartphone and you away to the jailhouse.

Don't Let a Child Abuse Charge Ruin Your Life

Contact attorney Shazam to walk you through the process of your felony sex crime defense. We will teach you about the crime, the penalties and the solutions to your case.You don't have to spend the rest of your life registering as a sex offender and moving from state to state running from your criminal history. We are experienced sex assault lawyers in Denver and you can call us now at 303-578-4036 so we can begin your defense with a free consultation about your case.