Any type of unwanted sexual advance or contact with a minor or a person that results in physical or psychological harm. This charge typically involves a victim under the care or guardianship of the offender.
This crime is also known as "child molestation" if the victim is below a cutoff age. This charge can also lead to a more a serious charge of Sexual Assault. In some cases, the slightly less specific but still serious charge of Child Abuse may be made.
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Sexual Abuse Defense Considerations
Sexual abuse is an extremely serious and increasingly common of criminal charge. The mere accusation of sexual abuse is carries extreme stigma and requires the most skilled and aggressive possible defense.
A common result of any conviction, even with a plea bargain, is lifetime registration as a sex offender. It is critical to take every possible action to prevent this result.
In many states, certain individuals and caregivers (such as public school teachers) are required by law to report suspected child abuse. Even a seemingly meaningless and casual comment by a child can result in serious criminal charges, even if the child and family all deny it.
Sexual abuse cases can be complex due to the use of the testimony of children. Prosecutors can often induce the testimony of a child in a manner that benefits their case. The social stigma associated with harming children can lower the threshold of proof in the minds of jurors.
Prosecutors are under extreme political pressure to win convictions on these charges. It is critical that your defense team make this task as difficult as possible for the prosecution and that your defense counsel be completely insulated from local politics.
Careful and skilled pre-trial research can often result in the dropping of these charges before trial. If a trial is necessary, there are specific strategies employed in the defense of sex crimes involving children.
If you or someone you know is facing potential sexual abuse charges, it is critical that you work with a defense team that has specific experience and proven results in these types of cases. The Criminal Defense Group specializes in sex crimes and has generated some of its most impressive results in sexual abuse and molestation cases. Call us at any time at (800) 209-4331 for a free and confidential consultation. Early intervention is critical to obtaining the best results.