Patronizing a Prostitute and Soliciting for Prostitution are the common charges filed after a Fort Collins prostitution sting. Recently, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office performed a sting operation, where they posted fake prostitution ads on popular websites like Backpage. Over 400 people responded, with 21 setting up appointments to meet with a made-up prostitute for sex. The 21 were arrested after going to the set-up hotel rooms only to find police officers. These types of stings are happening more and more often in Fort Collins and Larimer County.
Larimer County Patronizing a Prostitute Lawyer: Definition of Patronizing a Prostitute
The Larimer and Boulder County, Colorado law definition of Patronizing a Prostitute – C.R.S. 18-7-205 – is:
(a) Engages in an act of sexual intercourse or of deviate sexual conduct with a prostitute; or
(b) Enters or remains in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in an act of sexual intercourse or deviate sexual conduct.
The Fort Collins police and Larimer County Sheriff will charge this crime under subsection (b) when a sting operation is involved. As a class 1 misdemeanor, Patronizing a Prostitute is punishable by 6 to 18 months in the Larimer County Jail.
Fort Collins Soliciting for Prostitution Definition
The Fort Collins, Loveland, and Estes Park, Colorado law definition of Soliciting for Prostitution – C.R.S. 18-7-202 – is:
(a) Solicits another for the purpose of prostitution; or
(b) Arranges or offers to arrange a meeting of persons for the purpose of prostitution; or
(c) Directs another to a place knowing such direction is for the purpose of prostitution.
This crime is charged simply by agreeing to meet with a person for sexual services in exchange for money. As a class 3 misdemeanor, Soliciting for Prostitution is punishable by up to 6 months in the Boulder County Jail.
If you or someone you love has been caught in a police prostitution sting in Fort Collins, Loveland, or anywhere in Larimer County, 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 to schedule your free consultation. Together, we can protect your future.
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