Colorado Felony Sexual Crimes Internet Luring of a Child (18-3-306)
- An actor commits internet luring of a child if the actor knowingly communicates a statement over a computer or computer network to a person who the actor knows or believes is under fifteen years of age, describing explicit sexual conduct as defined in section 18-6-403(2)(e), and, in connection with the communication, makes a statement persuading or inviting the person to meet the actor for any purpose, and the actor is more than four years older than the person or than the age the actor believes the person to be.
- It shall not be a defense to this section that a meeting did not occur
- Internet luring of a child is a class 5 felony; except that luring of a child is a class 4 felony if committed with the intent to meet for the purpose of engaging in sexual exploitation as defined in section 18-6-404 or sexual contact as defined in 18-3-401.
- For the purposes of this section, “in connection with” means communications that further, advance, promote, or have a continuity of purpose and may occur before, during, or after the invitation to meet.