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022. COLORADO CRIMINAL CODE – OFFENSES RELATING TO MORALITY

Colorado Crimes Involving the Crime of Obscenity

The Crime of Obscenity in Colorado 18-7-102

Promoting an obscene performance or obscene material is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-7-102 (2) (b)

Wholesale promotion of any obscene material is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-7-102 (1) (b)

Wholesale promotion of obscene material to a minor is a class 6 felony. 18-7-102 (1.5) (b)

Promotion of an obscene performance or obscene material to a minor is a class 6 felony. 18-7-102 (2.5) (b)

The Crimes of Prostitution in Colorado

Prostitution. Prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-7-201 (3)

The Crime of Prostitution with knowledge of being infected with AIDS in Colorado  18-7-201

Prostitution with knowledge of being infected with AIDS is a class 5 felony. 18-7-201.7 (2)

The Crime of Soliciting for prostitution in Colorado  18-7-202

Soliciting for prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-7-202 (2)

The Crime of Pandering in Colorado  18-7-203

Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange, in exchange for money or for another thing of value, a situation in which a person may practice prostitution is a class 3 misdemeanor. 18-7-203 (2)

Inducing another person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution in exchange for money or another thing of value is a class 5 felony. 18-7-203 (2)

The Crime of Keeping a place of prostitution in Colorado 18-7-204

A person who knowingly permits any place under his or her control to be used as a place of prostitution commits a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-7-204 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Patronizing a prostitute 18-7-205.

A third or subsequent violation of patronizing a prostitute is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-7-205 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Patronizing a prostitute with knowledge of being infected with AIDS  18-7-205.7.

Patronizing a prostitute with knowledge of being infected with AIDS is a class 6 felony. 18-7-205.7 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Pimping  18-7-206.

Any person who knowingly lives on or is supported or maintained by any money earned by another person through prostitution commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-206

The Colorado Crime of Promoting sexual immorality 18-7-208 (3)

Furnishing or making available, for financial gain, a facility to be used for sexual intercourse between persons who are not husband and wife, or for deviate sexual intercourse, is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-7-208 (3)

The Colorado Crimes of Public Indecency and Indecent Exposure

The Colorado Crime of Public indecency 18-7-301 (2) (b) .

A second or subsequent conviction for knowingly exposing one’s genitals to the view of another under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm is a class 1 misdemeanor. 18-7-301 (2) (b)

The Colorado Crime of Indecent exposure  18-7-302 

A person commits the class 1 misdemeanor of indecent exposure if he or she knowingly exposes his or her genitals (with the intent to arouse the sexual desire of any person) or performs an act of  masturbation in the view of any person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm. 18-7-302 (2) (b)

A third or subsequent offense of indecent exposure to a child is a class 6 felony.18-7-302 (4)

The Colorado Crimes of Child Prostitution

The Colorado Crime of Soliciting for child prostitution  18-7-402.

A person who solicits another, arranges a meeting, or directs another to a place for the purpose of child prostitution commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-402 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Pandering of a child 18-7-403  18-7-403.

A person who arranges or offers to arrange a situation in which a child may practice prostitution commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-403 (2)

A person who induces a child to commit prostitution by threatening or intimidating the child commits a class 2 felony.18-7-403 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Procurement of a child  18-7-403.5.

Any person who intentionally gives, transports, provides, or makes available a child, or offers to do the same for the purpose of child prostitution, commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-403.5

The Colorado Crime of Keeping a place of child prostitution 18-7-404.

Any person who exercises control over a place that offers seclusion or shelter for the purpose of prostitution of or by a child commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-404 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Pimping of a child 18-7-405.

Any person who lives on or is supported by money or other thing of value procured by a child through prostitution commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-405

The Colorado Crime of Inducement of child prostitution18-7-405.5.

Any person who, by word or action (other than menacing or criminal intimidation), induces a child to engage in prostitution commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-405.5 (2)

The Colorado Crime of Patronizing a prostituted child 18-7-406.

Any person who engages in an act which involves child prostitution, or who enters a place of prostitution with the intention of engaging in child prostitution commits a class 3 felony. 18-7-406 (2)

Sexually Explicit Materials Harmful to Children in Colorado

Violations regarding sexually explicit materials

Violating any of the provisions of Part 5 of Article 7 of Title 18 regarding sexually explicit materials that are harmful to children is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-7-502 (6)

Sexual Conduct in Penal Institutions in Colorado

The Colorado Crime of Sexual conduct in a correctional institution 18-7-701.

Sexual conduct in a correctional institution is a class 1 misdemeanor if the conduct consists solely of sexual contact and is committed by a volunteer. 18-7-701 (5)

Sexual conduct in a correctional institution is a class 6 felony if the conduct consists solely of sexual contact and is committed by an employee, contractor, or any individual who performs work functions in a correctional facility or for the Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services, or for a community corrections program. 18-7-701 (4) (a)

Sexual conduct in a correctional institution is a class 6 felony if the conduct includes sexual intrusion or sexual penetration and is committed by a volunteer at a correctional facility. 18-7-701 (4) (b)

Sexual conduct in a correctional institution is a class 5 felony if the conduct includes sexual intrusion or penetration and is committed by an employee, contractor, or any individual who performs work functions in a correctional facility or for the Department of Corrections, Department of Human Services, or for a community corrections program. 18-7-701 (3)

The Colorado Crime of Criminal Invasion of Privacy

The Colorado Crime of Criminal invasion of privacy  18-7-801.

Knowingly observing or taking a photograph of another person’s intimate parts without that person’s consent in a situation where the person photographed has a reasonable expectation of privacy is a class 2 misdemeanor. 18-7-801 (2)


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