John Hyland Barrett III's answer This is a scam. I heard about this exact thing on the radio the other day. They will ask you for money to make it go away. Rest assured no actual law enforcement officer would contact you this way. Just ignore it.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Depending on the circumstances it may be criminal. If the email was sent in a threatening manner, this may also be separate criminal matter. You will need to contact your local police if you feel a crime has occurred. Also, make sure to change all your passwords to your online accounts (esp. if the passwords are the same as your current email password).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer There is nothing illegal with employing a minor provided that the employment stays within the limits of state labor laws (mostly related to hours working and ending at a certain time in the evening). If you are commissioning artwork it is likely that this employment does not run afoul with any state labor law. The other issue relates to the fact that an un-emancipated minor is generally not legally bound by the terms of a contract. If the contract includes the parents you may have greater...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer I believe the man will be charged on a C.R.S. 18-6-403 exploitation of a child. Colorado takes a very harsh view of any sexual material depicting children under the age of 18. Assuming no production has occurred, the possession requirements are very relaxed (owning a video or having the material cached on RAM constitutes possession). Mistake is a possible defense because this charge is an intent crime. The ease of access is not a material fact, unless it supports a mistake defense. You should...
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