Sexual Assault on a Child in a Position of Trust

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If you’ve been accused of committing a sex crime, specifically sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, you need to consult with a Colorado criminal defense attorney immediately. This serious crime can have devastating consequences, even for innocent people who are falsely accused.

It is extremely difficult to restore your reputation once you’ve been charged with sexual assault on a child, but the sexual assault defense lawyers at the Denver Law Office of Andres R. Guevara are here to help you. We understand the seriousness of these allegations, and have successfully represented clients to prevent formal charges from being filed.

Position of Trust

The concept of “position of trust” is defined quite broadly, meaning almost any adult who has minimal contact with a child can be considered to be in a position of trust.

In Colorado, we commonly see babysitters, coaches, teachers, and relatives charged with committing sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

Despite your intentions and the true nature of your actions, if you have physical contact with a child, and the action is believed to be for a sexual purpose, you could be charged with sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust.

C.R.S. 18-3-405.3

C.R.S. 18-3-405.3 defines sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust as:

  • Any actor who knowingly subjects another who’s not his or her spouse to any sexual contact commits sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust if the victim is a child less than eighteen years of age and the actor committing the offense is one in a position of trust with respect to the victim

Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust is a class 3 felony if:

  • The victim is less than 15 years of age
  • The actor commits the offense as a part of a pattern of sexual abuse

Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust is a class 4 felony if the victim is 15 years of age or older, but less than 18 years of age, and the offense is not committed as a part of a pattern of sexual abuse.

Criminal Penalties for Sexual Assault on a Child in a Position of Trust

Many charges for sexual assault on a child have indeterminate sentencing, which means you could be subjected to mandatory minimum sentences, life in prison, or lifetime probation.

Additionally, convicted sex offenders are often required to register as a sex offender for life. Along with the embarrassing registration, you could be required to pay thousands of dollars on treatment, polygraph tests, and probation supervision.

Because the stakes are so high, it’s critical to have an experienced lawyer on your side. Our firm’s sex crime defense lawyers have extensive experience defending people charged with committing sexual assault on a child in a position of trust, child molestation, and other sex crimes.

Sex Crimes FAQ

Browse our FAQ to learn more about sex crimes, sexual assault charges, and what to do if you’ve been accused committing sexual assault on a child in a position of trust in Colorado.

DENVER, COLORADO LAWYERS FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT ON A CHILD.

If you are facing charges for a sex crime, or if you know you are being investigated, contact an experienced Denver sex crime defense attorney right away.

Prosecutors and investigators often need you to talk, and they will try to embarrass or trick you into cooperating or defending yourself. Don’t fall for the tricks.

Our team is committed to keeping you informed and involved in your defense and to fighting for the best outcome possible in your case. If you are facing sex charges in Denver or the surrounding areas, contact us today for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.

Allegations aren't the end

Contact our Denver criminal defense attorneys right away if you’re being accused of committing a sex crime like sexual assault on a child in a position of trust. We’ll fight to prove your innocence and preserve your reputation.

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