Inducement of Child Prostitution
(Colorado 18-7-405.5 C.R.S.)

Inducing a child to commit prostitution

In Colorado, you induce child prostitution when, by word or action, you induce a child under 18 to engage in an act of prostitution.

This is a separate crime from 18-7-403 C.R.S. pandering of a child, which involves:

  • Inducing a child to commit prostitution by menacing or criminal intimidation; or
  • Knowingly arranging or offering to arrange a situation in which a child may practice prostitution.

Penalties for inducement of child prostitution

Inducement of child prostitution is a Colorado class 3 felony.

Punishment for inducing child prostitution includes a mandatory prison sentence. Consequences of Inducement of child prostitution, therefore, include:

You may also be ordered to pay a fine of between $3,000 and $750,000.

Defenses to inducement of child prostitution

Defending charges of inducing child prostitution depend on the facts of your case. Some of the defenses we often see include (but are not limited to):

  • You did not do or say anything to induce a child to engage in an act of prostitution,
  • The “child” was 18 or older at the time of the alleged offense, or
  • There was police misconduct, such as entrapment, an illegal search or a coerced confession.

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If you or someone you know has been charged with a sex crime or an offense related to child prostitution, we invite you call our Colorado criminal defense lawyers for help.

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