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Category: Sex Crimes


Adjustments May Be Coming to Colorado Sexting Laws
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Sometimes, technology moves too fast for lawmakers to keep up. When old laws have to be applied to new trends, people may face wildly unfair punishments as lawmakers debate the right penalties and work to change rules and regulations.
 
Law enforcement officials, school administrators, parents, and teens faced this exact conundrum not long ago when a “sexting” scandal rocked Cañon City High School.
Hundreds of students were caught consensually… Continue reading this article

How “Consolidation” Bill Could Impact Colorado Sex Crime Charges
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When someone goes to court for sexual assault, the victim often tells their side of the story. Sexual assault can be traumatic, and reliving the horror of the incident can bring further trauma, especially if the victim is telling the story to a room of strangers under great pressure.
 
Just retelling their story in one court can negatively impact a victim… but this doesn’t always happen just once. Cases… Continue reading this article

Coloradans Pay $44M Yearly for Sex Offender Incarceration
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Keeping people behind bars has an impact well beyond the actual criminal offenders and their loved ones. In fact, every taxpayer in Colorado is giving some of their money to fund public prisons. Specifically, it costs tens of thousands of dollars to keep a single person in jail for one year.
 
Due to this high cost, Colorado has made a number of moves in the past few years… Continue reading this article

How Bill Cosby Affected Colorado’s Sex Crimes Laws
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Sentencing and policies regarding different crimes change and evolve for all kinds of reasons. New lawmakers, shifts in attitudes toward crimes, or even single events have all led to policy changes within the criminal justice system.
 
In Colorado, a single person recently became a catalyst for a big change in how sexual assault cases are handled. Who am I talking about? None other than Bill Cosby.
 
Most well-known… Continue reading this article

Everything You Need to Know About Colorado’s Sex Crimes Laws
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After being charged for a sex crime, you may feel frustrated or confused. Many people who believe they engaged in consensual sex are charged, and the definitions and penalties surrounding “sex offenses” and “sex offenders” can be broad and hard to grasp.
 
Below we will explain the basics of Colorado’s sex crimes laws: what sex crimes are, the laws that make penalties extremely harsh for convicted sex offenders,… Continue reading this article

Why One Sexual Assault Case is Making National News
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In recent years, campus sexual assault has become an increasingly common problem facing lawmakers, administrators, and students. Studies show that one in five women are sexually assaulted on a college campus, but less than half of these cases are reported to police, and even fewer result in jail time for the alleged attacker.
 
Recently, Stanford University student Brock Turner was sentenced to jail for sexually assaulting a woman… Continue reading this article

New Colorado Sexting Laws May Be on the Horizon
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The quick advancement of technology can be great, but sometimes the laws can’t keep up and we’re left with harsh penalties for crimes that previously didn’t exist.
 
Sexting is one of those crimes.
 
Last year, more than 100 students at Cañon City High School were found with sexually explicit images of other teens. The scandal shocked Cañon City residents, and as a result, students were suspended and… Continue reading this article

Is Sexting Against the Law?
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Recently, Cañon City High School was rocked by a sexting scandal. Over 100 students were involved in the sending and receiving of explicit pictures through a smartphone app that kept the pictures hidden.
 
When the scandal first broke in November, a number of students were suspended. And because football players were involved, the high school football team had to forfeit its last game of the season.
 
School… Continue reading this article

The Hidden Costs of Sex Offenses
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Being convicted of a sex offense can have a tremendous negative effect on your life – often in ways you may not expect. One of the areas you may be most affected is in your personal finances.
 
The economic impact of a sex offense can continue long after your sentence has ended and all criminal fines and fees have been paid. Though not considered part of a criminal… Continue reading this article

A Look at Colorado’s Very Public Online Sex Offender Registry
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Trumping the consequences for serious crimes like drug possession and retail theft, the potential penalties for a sex crime conviction are some of the most severe and life-altering of the entire criminal justice system. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you may face lengthy, even lifetime imprisonment. You may be placed on probation, and be required to attend classes, enroll in treatment, and remain under supervision for… Continue reading this article