One of the most devastating allegations are sexual abuse of a child. Child sex crimes rank as one of the most difficult to defend. One finds it hard to believe that a child’s motives aren’t pure, but many times the children are used by others in these types of cases. For example, a parent may make false accusations of molestation or inappropriate sexual behavior against his or her spouse in order to gain an advantage in family court. Such false charges are a common tactic in divorce and custody cases. Sometimes, a sexual charge is an easy way for an accuser to extort money from a defendant. Celebrities are not the only targets of these schemes. Sometimes, people’s relationships deteriorate and someone wants to make someone else pay. Over the years we have seen children victimized by this type of abuse as well. The conviction of a child sex crime carries the eternal stigma of being a child sex offender. It typically carries long prison terms, hefty fines, sexual offender registry and monstrous amounts of restitution. Sometimes the child is subjected to biased and suggestive interviews. Parents, teachers, police and even therapists can ask leading questions such as “daddy touched you there, didn’t he?” Often, the adult conducting the interrogation is not consciously aware of the suggestive nature of the question. Young children, who are eager to please adults, often answer “yes” and even build false memories about events that did not actually occur. We have successfully combated these false allegations in the past due to working with experts who can view the evidence and see coaching. Our investigators can find motives of people other than the child that are now victimizing the child for some nefarious motivation. Put us to work for you. Don’t settle for a fair defense. Get us on board now. We will fight for your acquittal.
A person commits the offense of child molestation when he or she does any immoral or indecent act to or in the presence of or with any child under the age of 16 years with the intent to arouse or satisfy the sexual desires of either the child or the person. A person commits the offense of aggravated child molestation when such person commits an offense of child molestation which act physically injures the child or involves an act of sodomy. A person convicted of child molestation shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 5 nor more than 20 years. A person convicted of the offense of aggravated child molestation shall be punished by imprisonment for life or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation for life.
A person commits the offense of aggravated sodomy when he or she commits sodomy with force and against the will of the other person or when he or she commits sodomy with a person who is less than ten years of age. A person convicted of the offense of aggravated sodomy shall be punished by imprisonment for life or by a split sentence that is a term of imprisonment for not less than 25 years and not exceeding life imprisonment, followed by probation for life.
A person commits the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes when he or she solicits, entices, or takes any child under the age of 16 years to any place whatsoever for the purpose of child molestation or indecent acts. A person convicted of the offense of enticing a child for indecent purposes shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than 10 nor more than 30 years.