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Sheriff Threatens to Exclude Sex Offenders from Seeking Refuge

A Florida sheriff threatened to arrest sex offenders if they tried to seek refuge in a shelter during the hurricane. Read more about this story here.

Registering as a sex offender is a common sentencing requirement for those convicted of certain sex crimes like Sexual Assault on a Child, Unlawful Sexual Contact, and Indecent Exposure. Recently, a judge ruled that the Colorado Sex Offender Registration Act was unconstitutional and, in essence, a cruel and unusual punishment. While that seems like a step in the right direction, a Florida sheriff came forward before Hurricane Irma hit, stating that sex offenders will not be allowed to seek refuge from the storm at shelters in his jurisdiction. He went on to say that any sex offender or anyone with an active warrant will be arrested. Arrested for what? Trying to stay safe during a storm? I mean, during an emergency situation, you would not render help because someone has been labeled a sex offender? That definitely is a cruel and unusual punishment if you ask me.

Who is Required to Register as a Sex Offender in Larimer and Boulder County?

According to C.R.S. 16-22-103, any person convicted of an unlawful sexual offense will have to register as a sex offender. These unlawful sexual offenses include:

  • Enticement of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-305
  • Sexual Assault – C.R.S. 18-3-402
  • Unlawful Sexual Contact – C.R.S. 18-3-404
  • Sexual Assault on a Child – C.R.S. 18-4-405
  • Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust – C.R.S. 18-4-405.3
  • Incest – C.R.S. 18-6-301
  • Aggravated Incest – C.R.S. 18-6-302
  • Human Trafficking of a Minor for Sexual Servitude – C.R.S 18-3-504
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Child – C.R.S. 18-6-403
  • Sexual Assault on a Client by a Psychotherapist – C.R.S. 18-3-405.5
  • Procurement of a Child for Sexual Exploitation – C.R.S. 18-6-404
  • Indecent Exposure – C.R.S 18-7-302
  • Soliciting for Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-402
  • Pandering of a Child – C.R.S. 18-7-403
  • Procurement of a Child – C.R.S. 18-7-403.5
  • Keeping a Place of Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-404
  • Pimping of a Child – C.R.S. 18-7-405
  • Inducement of Child Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-405.5
  • Patronizing a Prostituted Child – C.R.S. 18-7-406
  • Engaging in Sexual Conduct in a Correctional Institution – C.R.S. 18-7-701
  • Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor – C.R.S. 18-7-102(1.5)
  • Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor – C.R.S. 18-7-102(2.5)
  • Class 4 felony Internet Luring of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-306(3)
  • Internet Sexual Exploitation of a Child – C.R.S. 18-3-405.4
  • Second or subsequent offense for Public Indecency – C.R.S. 18-7-301(2)(b)
  • Invasion of Privacy for Sexual Gratification – C.R.S. 18-3-405.6
  • Second Degree Kidnapping – C.R.S. 18-3-302(3)(a)

If you or someone you love has been charged with an unlawful sexual crime, like the ones listed above, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the best criminal defense attorneys from the O’Malley Law Office at 970-658-0007 today. Together, we can protect your future.

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