C.R.S. 18-3-405 : Sexual Assault on a Child
(1) Any actor who knowingly subjects another not his or her spouse to any sexual contact commits sexual assault on a child if the victim is less than fifteen years of age and the actor is at least four years older than the victim.
(2) Sexual assault on a child is a class 4 felony, but it is a class 3 felony if:
(a) The actor applies force against the victim in order to accomplish or facilitate sexual contact;
Colorado Sex Crimes Lawyer McClintock comments: If the District Attorney alleges there was force against a victim under 15 years of age this is also another circumstance where a mandatory prison sentence applies if convicted.
(b) The actor, in order to accomplish or facilitate sexual contact, threatens imminent death, serious bodily injury, extreme pain, or kidnapping against the victim or another person, and the victim believes that the actor has the present ability to execute the threat; or
(c) The actor, in order to accomplish or facilitate sexual contact, threatens retaliation by causing in the future the death or serious bodily injury, extreme pain, or kidnapping against the victim or another person, and the victim believes that the actor will execute the threat; or
(d) The actor commits the offense as a part of a pattern of sexual abuse as described in subsection (1) of this section. No specific date or time must be alleged for the pattern of sexual abuse; except that the acts constituting the pattern of sexual abuse, whether charged in the information or indictment or committed prior to or at any time after the offense charged in the information or indictment, shall be subject to the provisions of section 16-5-401 (1) (a), C.R.S., concerning sex offenses against children. The offense charged in the information or indictment shall constitute one of the incidents of sexual contact involving a child necessary to form a pattern of sexual abuse as defined in section 18-3-401 (2.5).
Comment from Criminal Lawyer McClintock: Simply this means that the Prosecution is claiming that the act occurred more than once. In addition, if you are found guilty of Pattern of Abuse this conviction carries with it a mandatory prison sentence, up to the remainder of your natural life. This includes touching over the clothes; it does not differentiate between full intercourse and touching cases.
(3) If a defendant is convicted of the class 3 felony of sexual assault on a child pursuant to paragraphs (a) to (d) of subsection (2) of this section, the court shall sentence the defendant in accordance with the provisions of section 18-1.3-406.
Attorney McClintock comments: These are mandatory lifetime Sex offender registry cases if convicted and you will never be able to remove yourself from the registry. Section 18-1.3-406 regulates the Crime of Violence Statue and also carries with it a mandatory prison sentence upon conviction.