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The State of Colorado / District Attorney’s Office will have to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following things for a person to be convicted of Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child pursuant to Colorado Revised Statute 18-3-405.4:

Colorado Statutes

Title 18. CRIMINAL CODE

Article 3. Offenses Against the Person

Part 4. UNLAWFUL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR

Current through Chapter 2 of the 2012 Legislative Session

§ 18-3-405.4. Internet sexual exploitation of a child

(1)

An actor commits internet sexual exploitation of a child if the actor knowingly importunes, invites, or entices through communication via a computer network or system, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message, a person whom the actor knows or believes to be under fifteen years of age and at least four years younger than the actor, to:

(a)

Expose or touch the person's own or another person's intimate parts while communicating with the actor via a computer network or system, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message; or

(b)

Observe the actor's intimate parts via a computer network or system, telephone network, or data network or by a text message or instant message.

(2)

(Deleted by amendment, L. 2009, (HB 09-1163), ch. 343, p. 1797, § 1, effective July 1, 2009.)

(3)

Internet sexual exploitation of a child is a class 4 felony.

Internet sexual exploitation of a child is a class 4 felony. The police must prove that the defendant knew what he or she was doing when they communicated with a child to initiate the exploitation.  If convicted, a person will have to register as a sex offender and complete sex offender treatment.