Colorado Sex Assault Laws: Does One Size Fit All?
If you take a look at the long list of various Colorado sex assault sex offense laws (available here), you'll see that they range from high-level misdemeanors all the way up to high-level felonies -- sentences range from a mere 6 months up to 24 years. But what you might easily miss is that only a few of the various sexual crimes don't come with a permanent attachment to the SOLSA -- the Sex Offender Lifetime Supervision Act.
In fact, the only sex crimes that don't include a lifetime of supervision are:
Any other sexual crime puts you in the SOLSA camp. Which, if you have no idea what "lifetime supervision" consists of, doesn't sound that bad. But then, you hear the horror stories. These "supervisors" consider it their personal job to make sure that anyone and everyone on their list is restricted from access to children -- at all.
The real irony of it all is that this can -- and does -- happen to children, too. Once you're under supervision, you're under supervision for life. An innocent childhood text of her sister rocking a new swimsuit that shows a little too much side-boob, and your daughter could end up literally unable to attend school for fear she might turn out to be a rampant child molester who just hadn't gotten the chance to show her true nature.