All across Colorado, law enforcement are staging stings in hopes of charging individuals with Internet Luring.
Internet Luring occurs where an individual communicates over a computer or other electronic means with a person they believe is under fifteen, and in so doing describes explicit sexual conduct, and also makes a statement asking the child to meet for any purpose, whether sexual or non-sexual. The individual must be more than four years older than the child, or at least four years older than how old they believe the “child” to be, in order to be charged.
It is not a defense to this charge that either a meeting did not occur or that the “child” is in fact an undercover law enforcement officer.
This offense is typically a class 5 felony. However, it is elevated to a class 4 felony where committed with intent to meet and engage in sexual exploitation.
A conviction for Internet Luring results in the requirement of sex offender registration and enrollment in sex offender treatment, given that it is classified as a sex offense. If you have been charged with Internet Luring, the assistance of a Denver sex crimes defense attorney Kimberly Diego is of the utmost importance. Call 720.257.5346 today for a free consultation or simply fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form.