Sex crimes involving alleged child victims present unique challenges on many issues, but particularly the admissibility of the alleged victim's statements alleging abuse.
Sexual assault is a serious allegation and it carries significant penalties. Depending on the state, these penalties will vary in severity. But in general, all of the states subject people convicted of sexual assault to immense legal penalties. There are also federal sexual assault cases which can carry even more substantial consequences.
Sexually-based crimes draw an immediate and incendiary reaction from people who are not involved or attached to the case. This is because there is a stigma attached to sex crime cases that will likely never go away. These are emotionally-charged cases that bring out angry reactions, and to a certain extent, it is understandable. However, no matter the crime in question, the person accused of committing the offense deserves a fair trial, and he or she is presumed innocent until proven otherwise.
I am writing this blog about the Wetterling case in response to the many questions I have received following the recent turn of events. In particular, many have expressed their belief that the plea agreement reached with the man-who admitted to abducting, sexually assaulting and killing, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling, in 1989-is not severe enough.
When it comes to defending against criminal charges, accused individuals may wish to explore the options that could be suitable for their particular cases. Each case is unique to the circumstances and people involved, and, therefore, the tactics used to defend against charges for sexual assault or other allegations may differ. Luckily, reliable information could help parties make choices with which they feel comfortable.
After a recent incident that allegedly took place at a Minnesota club, one man is currently facing criminal charges. The charges relate to a purported sexual assault involving the 21-year-old man and a woman who was also at the club. Reports stated that the woman claimed to have left the bathroom at the club, and after doing so, the man blocked her into a corner.
According to recent reports, a Minnesota man was charged with multiple felony offenses. The charges relate to an alleged sex crime in which the man purportedly sexually abused a 4-year-old girl. Authorities were reportedly first alerted to the potential abuse in 2014 after a social worker noticed a mark on the child's neck. During an examination, the child allegedly stated that the man touched her while she was sleeping.
When an individual is suspected of alleged criminal activity, preparing for the repercussions of the allegations could prove beneficial. Parties who have been accused of sexual assault may want to look into criminal defense options and what courses of action may have the potential to be meaningful and effective. Because each case has its own set of circumstances, the options available may vary from case to case.
One Minnesota man may be looking into the best possible ways to handle his case after recently being taken into custody. It was reported that the man was allegedly involved in prostitution and was "pimping out" a 17-year-old girl in order to make money. The girl had reportedly approached the 30-year-old man at a party and asked to borrow money. He allegedly began setting up events where the girl would purportedly strip and have sexual intercourse for money.
Six men in Minnesota may soon be hoping to find out more information on their legal predicaments after being taken into custody. It was reported that the men allegedly responded to advertisements for juvenile prostitution. The ads were placed by police in an undercover operation to potentially catch individuals attempting to pay for sexual intercourse with underage girls.