Child Prostitution Charges in Colorado
Child Prostitution generally includes the crimes of Child Trafficking, Pimping a Child or Patronizing a Child Prostitute. They are considered a form of commercial sexual exploitation of children. The term normally refers to prostitution of a minor, or person under the age of 18.
In Colorado, this is illegal, even if the child is older than the statutory age of consent. For instance, in Colorado a 17 year old may have consensual sexual relations with a person 26 years and younger. However, if the juvenile prostitutes themselves, then this is illegal and the older party will be charged with Patronizing a Child Prostitute.
Child Prostitution & Sex Trafficking
Prostitution of children usually manifests in the form of sex trafficking. Child Trafficking has been defined as the recruitment, transport, transfer, harboring or receipt of a child by such means as threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud or deception for the purpose of exploitation.
In some cases, victims of sex trafficking are kidnapped by strangers, either by force or by being tricked into becoming involved through lies and false promises.
In Colorado knowledge of the child’s age may not be a defense. Thus, if you patronize a prostitute who has held themselves out to be older than 18 and even looks older than 18, you will be charged with a crime if the prostitute is found to be under the age of 18.
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