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Sex Crimes Archives

Why Did I Get Charged With a Crime?

Often we have clients confused how they are charged with a crime when they were not actively involved with the crime itself.  The answer, they are charged under the theory of complicity.  Colorado has enacted the statute of complicity stating, "A person is legally accountable as principal for the behavior of another constituting a criminal offense if, with the intent to promote or facilitate the commission of the offense, he or she aids, abets, advises, or encourages the other person in the planning or committing the offense." C.R.S 18-1-603

Colorado high school band coach faces allegations of sex crimes

A Colorado high school band coach has been accused of carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a 16-year-old. According to reports, the school resource officer for the El Paso County Sheriff's Department got a tip about the relationship back in February. The man was arrested after police conducted interviews and reviewed social media.

4 arrested on human trafficking charges

As there is an increased focus from law enforcement authorities on investigating and prosecuting allegations of sex crimes, more people may be finding themselves on the defending end of these charges. Reports of human trafficking, in particular, have become an increased media interest, and stories that are presented via news outlets before all of the facts of the case are gathered can impact the reputations and future lives of those involved.

Colorado's number one fugitive sex offender arrested

Although sex crimes carry a heavy social stigma, it is important to remember that those charged are presumed innocent until proven otherwise. If charges do result in a conviction, it is vital that a person comply with all terms of the sentence, including those related to registering as a sex offender. Failure to report to the sex offender registry can carry penalties of its own, as three Colorado men found out.

Former coach enters criminal defense to sexual crime charges

Sex crimes are contained in the statutory codes of each state. There may be variations in the names and elements of the offenses from state to state. An offense seen often in recent years, which is recognized in Colorado and elsewhere, is called a sex crime against a child by one in a position of trust. That particular statute attempts in part to close off a criminal defense that might be available when an adult under 21 is arrested for having improper contact with a minor over 16.

Colorado sex crime defendant claims he's not guilty; his twin is

Family sticks together, right? When there is a disagreement or someone is in need of help, the philosophy is quite simple. Family exists to help each other get through the bad times and the good. In the case of a set of twin brothers, however, there seems to be limit in regards to how far one will go to help the other out.

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