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Sex Offenses and Registration in Colorado

There are several categories of child sex offenses in Colorado law. Some offenses are subject to lifetime supervision sentencing provisions for sex offenders, and some are not. The following offenses do not require registration as a sex offender.

Sex Offenses that Don’t Require Registration

Sexual assault against at-risk adults or at-risk juveniles

  • Sexual assault in the first degree, as defined in Section 18-3-402, C.R.S, on a victim who is an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(a), C.R.S.)
  • Unlawful sexual contact, as defined in Section 18-3-404, C.R.S., on a victim who is an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(c), C.R.S.)
  • Unlawful sexual contact, as defined in Section 18-3-404, C.R.S., on a victim who is an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile, if the person compels the victim to submit by use of such force, intimidation, threat, or other certain behavior (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(c), C.R.S.)
  • Any sexual contact committed by an actor who is at least four years older than a victim who is an at-risk juvenile and is under the age of 15 (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(d), C.R.S.)
  • Any sexual contact committed by an actor who is at least four years older than a victim who is an at-risk juvenile and is under the age of 15, where the actor applied force, or threatened death, injury, kidnapping, or future retaliation, or the actor committed the offense as part of a pattern of sexual abuse (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(d), C.R.S.)
  • Any sexual contact committed on an at-risk juvenile who is older than 15 years of age but less than 18 years of age (that is not part of a pattern of sexual abuse) by an actor who is in a position of trust with respect to that at-risk juvenile (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(e), C.R.S.)
  • Any sexual contact committed on an at-risk juvenile who is less than 15 years of age or as part of a pattern of sexual abuse by an actor who is in a position of trust with respect to that at-risk juvenile (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(e), C.R.S.)
  • Sexual assault by a psychotherapist, as defined in Section 18-3-405.5, C.R.S, on a victim who is a client and an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(f), C.R.S.)
  • Aggravated sexual assault by a psychotherapist, as defined in Section 18-3-405.5 (1), C.R.S, on a victim who is a client and an at-risk adult or at-risk juvenile (Section 18-6.5-103 (7)(f), C.R.S.)

Prostitution and Pimping

  • An actor offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act with any person who is not that actor’s spouse in exchange for money or other things of value (Section 18-7-201, C.R.S.)
  • An actor, who has tested positive for HIV, offering or agreeing to perform a sexual act with any person who is not that actor’s spouse in exchange for money or other things of value (Section 18-7-201.7 (1), C.R.S.)
  • Soliciting another, arranging or offering to arrange a meeting of persons, or directing another to a place for the purpose of prostitution (Section 18-7-202 (1), C.R.S.)
  • Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a person may practice prostitution (Section 18-7-203 (1)(b), C.R.S.)
  • Inducing a person by menacing or criminal intimidation to commit prostitution (Section 18-7-203 (1)(a), C.R.S.)

Having or exercising control over the use of any place which offers seclusion or shelter for the practice of prostitution and performing any one or more of the following:

  • knowingly granting or permitting the use of such place for the purpose of prostitution; or
  • permitting the continued use of such place for the purpose of prostitution after becoming aware of facts or circumstances from which a reasonable individual would know that the place is being used for purposes of prostitution (Section 18-7-204, C.R.S.)
  • Engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; or entering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act (Section 18-7-205 (1), C.R.S.)
  • Engaging in a sexual act with a prostitute; or entering or remaining in a place of prostitution with intent to engage in a sexual act, after testing positive for HIV (Section 18-7-205.7, C.R.S)
  • Living on, or being supported or maintained by, money or other things of value earned, received, procured, or realized by any other individual through prostitution (Section 18-7-206, C.R.S.)

Public Indecency

  • Performing in a public place or where the conduct may reasonably be expected to be viewed by members of the public, an act of sexual intercourse; a lewd exposure of an intimate part of the body, not including the genitals, with intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desire of any person; a lewd fondling or caress of the body of another person; or a knowing exposure of the person’s genitals to the view of a person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person (Section 18-7-301, C.R.S.)
  • A subsequent conviction of a knowing exposure of the person’s genitals to the view of a person under circumstances in which such conduct is likely to cause affront or alarm to the other person (Section 18-7-301 (2)(b), C.R.S.)

Human Trafficking

  • Selling, recruiting, harboring, transporting, transferring, isolating, enticing, providing, receiving, or obtaining by any means another person for the purpose of coercing the person to engage in commercial sexual activity
    (Section 18-3-504 (1), C.R.S.)

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