Sexual Exploitation of a Child

Sexual Exploitation of Child can be the act of distributing, possessing or producing sexually explicit materials involving anyone under the age of 18. this has also been called “child pornography” in popular media and is a serious offence in most states.

Charges for sexual exploitation of a minor (C.R.S. 18-6-403)  are very serious and can result in hefty fines, imprisonment and a damaged reputation that can follow the person for the rest of their natural born existence. In the event that you have found yourself in such a legal quandary you will need the expert help and experience from an experienced Sexual Exploitation Lawyer from The Kohn Law Firm.

The charge of sexual exploitation of a child is a sex offense unlike any other. Those charged could face anything from a Class 6 to a Class 3 felony. Those convicted of merely possessing sexually exploitative material where a child is the victim are the ones facing a Class 6 felony, and this could end with an 18-month prison sentence for these individuals, but as in all charges with varying degrees, these penalties can get much worse.

A person who is convicted of possessing sexually exploitative materials with child victims will face a sex offense that is classified as a Class 4 felony.

Sexual exploitation of a child is a sex offense.

Those who are charged with actually causing a child to be a part of or distributing sexually exploitative material face the biggest consequences and legal hurdles. They could end up in prison for 12 years if convicted, and if the judge believes that violence was used to commit the crime, this penalty jumps to 24 years.

This is quite literally a lifetime for many people, and in all cases of sexual exploitation of a child, those convicted may have to endure lifetime supervision even after their release.

Any of the following actions can be construed as Sexual Exploitation of a Child

  • Owning Child Pornography
  • Any sexually explicit material that involve children under eighteen
  • Pornography or other sexually explicit content that involve children under eighteen,
  • Invites children to be a part of any such material,
  • Distributes and sales of child pornography.

Sexual conduct is defined under Colorado law as follows:

  • Erotic Fondling – Touching a person, whether clothed or unclothed in any erogenous zone such as the breasts, buttocks or groin area for the purpose of sexual gratification or simulated sexual gratification.
  • Erotic Nudity – exposing the genitals or pubic area for a sexual reason
  • Explicit Sexual Conduct – Any and all acts of sexual intercourse, sadomasochism, masturbation or sexual enticement
  • Sexual Excitement – The state of real or simulated sexual arousal
  • Sadomasochism – flagellation or torture to while being bound or physically restrained for a sexual purpose
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Child Using the Internet

Sexual Exploitation Of A Child Using The Internet

Internet sexual exploitation of a child is another very serious charge. If you have been faced with a charge of Internet Exploitation of a Child, you will need to find yourself an experienced Sex Crimes Lawyer in Colorado Springs.

Charges of sexual exploitation of a minor can be leveled against a person if they have invited, enticed or promoted sexually explicit actions or content to an underaged person over electronic communications.

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


Sexual exploitation of a child is a sexual offense that a defendant should take very seriously. In addition to having to register as a sex offender, those convicted will face an inescapable stigma regardless of where they go in life. Colorado Springs criminal defense attorney Shimon Kohn knows the law related to sexual offenses and how to properly defend his clients.

Though the charges are very serious, there are potential defenses against them. Shimon Kohn strives to ensure that his clients get the best defense and representation possible in these situations.

An aggressive defense is critical to obtaining the best results. If you or someone you know is facing potential sexual exploitation of a child charges in Colorado Springs, contact criminal defense lawyer Shimon Kohn anytime at 719-328-9555 and book a FREE, confidential, no-obligation consultation now.


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