Kristina M. Bergsten's answer First of all, contracts for sex are generally illegal and unenforceable. I would not recommend doing that at all. Second, if you have to ask the question, then you probably already know the answer...
That being said, the age of consent in Colorado is 17 and that person can consent to have sex with someone no more than 10 years older than him or her.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Under Dept. of Education regulations, all schools that receive a sexual harassment/assault claim, must investigate the allegation. Each institution has its own procedures related to who conducts the investigation and how it is conducted (read your employee manual for details). During the investigation phase the institution/investigator cannot and should not convey any details of the investigation until the review is completed and/or made public. In other words, you will not receive any...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer As far as statutory rape goes, you are correct that at 17 inability to consent (due to age) is waived. With the 2 year age gap, there would also be additional safe harbor provisions related to statutory rape in Colorado.
Statutory rape is not the only issue. Parents have been known to encourage their children to say that consent was not granted (even if it may have been at the time).
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Contact a lawyer that handles employment law. Your boss' actions are inexcusable and you should not have to put up with his behavior. If you file suit, you are also protected against retaliation (i.e. firing or demotion). Talking to a lawyer will also allow you to follow any helpful actions that you can make to document this behavior (like video or audio recordings). You should be able to find an attorney in your area that offers free consultations.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer At minimum, this would likely be harassment. Whether other criminal charges are a possibility is based on the facts of the case (i.e. the police and DA would need to review all the specifics). Contact your local police to report a crime.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer This is a very fact-specific matter, but the general rule is that Colorado does NOT consider an intoxicated person capable of consenting to sex. This can occur whether or not the accused actively participated/encouraged/facilitated the intoxication of the victim or not.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Only the police and DA can make a determination to proceed with charges/investigate or not. There is not enough information to make a determination. Even if there was enough information, a private attorney cannot force a prosecution/investigation.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Sexual harassment is contingent on upon you receiving the harassment. That is, sexual harassment does not generally occur when others are harassed. There are a few common law holdovers that allow emotional distress to related parties (which is also contingent on physical harm to a related party), but most of these exceptions have been limited or eliminated with Colorado's tort reform laws.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Contact a personal injury lawyer or a medical malpractice lawyer. The lawyer can review your physical injury and assess the actionably of the HIPPA violation. The attorney can also handle collection of the co-pay amounts that should be returned.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer You will need to contact an attorney directly to see if there is a possibility. The chances are likely remote. First there is the issue of sovereign immunity and second you would need to show how the base/military assisted or fascinated the crime.
I know that it does not seem fair that simply because the accused died before trial (presumably because of his guilt), that he is de facto found innocent via a dismissal of charges. The military may have some resources for victims of a crime...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Simply changing passwords is likely not illegal. If information contained is used to impersonate and individual, this may be illegal. Note, changing the passwords or generally "hacking" of accounts by an unauthorized third-party is a clear violation of both Facebook and every email service--i.e. you should be able to freeze or get the account back.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer More information is needed to make an accurate assessment of your case. This type of matter would be better served with an actual client consultation with an employment/discrimination lawyer (creating an attorney-client relationship and the privacy that this entails). Many attorneys offer free consultations.
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer The default listing of a convicted sex offender in Colorado (whether the crime was committed in Colorado or another state) is life. If your boyfriend lives in Illinois then the standard term is 10 years. There is a process in Colorado to remove oneself from the registry, but this requires court approval and I have never heard of a person being removed in a year (unless the conviction was overturned). Also in Colorado it is not statutory rape to have sex with a 17 year old and for a 16 year old...
Samuel Ventola's answer This is actually a civil law issue, rather than criminal. You can only sue a "sugar daddy" for "payment" if you have an enforceable contract. The contract need not necessarily be in writing, but it might be difficult to prove that there was an oral contract like this. The contract also cannot be illegal. There would also have to be "consideration" for the alleged promise to pay - that is, the person would have to show that under the agreement they would give something legal or provide some...
Tristan Kenyon Schultz's answer Yes it is possible to be sued by a private party or face criminal charges. As a general rule, written consent is required. If you are thinking of releasing a private sex tape, I would highly recommend against releasing/posting the video.
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