He will claim that his true interest is often either playing out his fantasy or allowing his cyber-partners to play out their fantasy.
Introduction – To mount a defense in Colorado Internet Sting Cases a strong knowledge of both computer hardware and software and social networking is essential.
Understanding the so called “chat room,” the psychology of the online user – the true sex offender pedophile vs the casual user who gets in “over his head” – are all necessary for a vigorous defense.
The average defendant in an Internet sex sting case is male (99 percent), white (92 percent), and older than 25 (86 percent). Some 97 percent acted alone in the crimes of which they are accused.
Only 10 percent had prior arrests for sexually offending against minors.
The police activity that set him up – although the target feels otherwise is likely not entrapment – nearly every person targeted in these cases believe they have been entrapped.
Most, however, were merely enticed and do not have the entrapment defense available to them.