The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is over Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which is over the Cyber Crimes Center (C3). The priority of HSI is to fight criminal activity that is facilitated by or conducted on the internet. The Cyber Crimes Center is made up of the Cyber Crimes Unit, the Computer Forensics Unit and the Child Exploitation Investigations Unit.
Colorado legislators are hoping to pass a teen sexting bill, but with just a few weeks left in the legislative session, it doesn't appear as though a compromise can be reached. Two bills are currently being debated. One would allow teens to take and share their nude photos. The other makes the practice illegal, but also gives the district attorneys several minor charges to file. The hope is that a third bill can be drafted and pushed through by May 10.
One of the consequences of being convicted of sex offense crimes is that you might be required to register on the National Sex Offenders Registry. Registration is usually required for those convicted of a criminal offense involving a minor or a violent sex crime such as rape or sexual assault. Being forced to register can create huge obstacles and changes in your life, which is why staying off the list is an important part of many criminal defense strategies.
Different states have various age of consent laws that govern at which age individuals are lawfully able to consent to engage in sexual activity. Because of the lack of a single federal law that clearly delineates an age, confusion can arise regarding the laws of individual states.
Six teenagers from Colorado Springs have been charged with felony sexual assault after a 13-year-old reported an alleged attack.
Colorado Springs residents accused of sex crimes will be subjected to a lot of different police investigations. Every aspect of their lives will be laid bare before the court during their criminal proceedings. Indeed, the process of going through litigation for sex crimes can be frightening, humiliating and extremely difficult to endure.
It's important to understand how sexual assault claims come about and what key factors may be involved. Below are a few important statistics that those in Colorado should be aware of, especially when the alleged assault occurred on a college campus.
Simply being accused of a sex crime comes with a host of social and career consequences. Colorado Springs residents do not have to be convicted of such crimes — and could be perfectly innocent — but they will still face the stigma that comes with such accusations.
In Colorado and the rest of the country, law enforcement is required to charge someone with a crime within a certain period of time. Depending on the crime and the circumstances in which it was committed, this time frame may vary. It is called the statute of limitations.
Date rape charges in Colorado are exceedingly serious because those who are convicted of such crimes could spend many years in prison. As such, anyone who is currently being charged or investigated for allegedly committing date rape may want to talk with a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.