H. Michael Steinberg has over 32 years experience practicing Colorado criminal law. Mr. Steinberg strives to stay current with the ever changing aspects of criminal law issues and updates resulting in his extensive knowledge of successful criminal defense as well as appellate work. He is also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, the Colorado Trial Lawyer's Association, and the Colorado and Arapahoe Bar Associations.

Articles Posted in Internet Sex Crimes

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ELLICOTT, COLO.is a very small town in Colorado on the Eastern Plains just east of Colorado Springs.

In that small jurisdiction a School District board member has just been arrested for allegedly sexting a 14-year-old boy.

Thirty-seven-year-old Stefanie Dickinson was arrested Sunday for Internet Luring of a Child, a class four felony.

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In a recent article in the Denver Post – the author brings to light the substantial increase in Colorado Child Pornography case prosecutions.

The number of Colorado prosecutions involving the possession and trading of child

pornography more than quadrupled from 36 cases filed in 2001 to 159 in 2009. While the number slightly decreased in 2010 – the 2011 number of case filings is on the increase.

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While it has been rare in the past for the Federal Government to focus on State Sex Offender Cases, a recent decision of federal prosecutors of ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) may illustrate a change in position.

Special ICE Agents arrested Gary Lee Waffle – 68 – for traveling from Washington State to Colorado “to engage in sex” with a child.

This was a Douglas County Colorado Internet “sting” operation in which a Parker Colorado.

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Divulge Online IDs, Court Tells Utah Sex Offenders

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(CN) – The 10th Circuit upheld a Utah law that forces sex offenders to hand over names they use to send e-mails and instant messages.