C.R.S. Section 16-9-601
Prohibition on reproduction of sexually exploitative material


For purposes of this part 6, “sexually exploitative material” shall have the same meaning as provided in section 18-6-403 (2)(j), C.R.S.


For the reasons stated in section 18-6-403 (1) and (1.5), C.R.S., regarding the harm and victimization related to sexually exploitative material, in a criminal proceeding, all sexually exploitative material shall remain in the care, custody, and control of either the prosecution, a law enforcement agency, or the court.


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Notwithstanding any provision of the Colorado rules of criminal procedure, a court shall deny a request by the defendant in a criminal proceeding to copy, photograph, duplicate, or otherwise reproduce sexually exploitative material, so long as the prosecuting attorney makes the material reasonably available to the defendant; except that if, after a hearing, the defendant shows that for reasons specific to the case, the access provided by the prosecuting attorney does not provide ample opportunity for inspection, viewing, and examination by a defense expert, the court may order reproduction of the material with an appropriate protective order.


For purposes of paragraph (a) of this subsection (3), sexually exploitative material shall be deemed to be reasonably available to the defendant if the prosecuting attorney provides ample opportunity for inspection, viewing, and examination, at the prosecutor’s office or a law enforcement facility, of the property or material by the defendant, his or her attorney, and any individual the defendant may seek to qualify to furnish expert testimony at trial.

Source: Section 16-9-601 — Prohibition on reproduction of sexually exploitative material, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-16.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

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