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Law enforcement officer accused of sex offenses involving minor

| May 10, 2021 | criminal defense, sex crimes |

Being accused of sex offenses in Maryland can present a seemingly endless series of concerns and potential problems. The stigma surrounding these allegations is extensive and can lead to incarceration, lost employment, family difficulties, a negative perception in the community and other issues. If the person who is accused is in a position of prominence or power such as law enforcement, it is imperative to formulate a viable defense immediately to try and avert the worst consequences. Having intense advocacy from the start may be crucial toward that end.

Corporal in police department arrested for sex offenses

A 34-year-old man who is a corporal in the police department was arrested for a variety of sex crimes. He is accused of sexually abusing a minor, sexual assault and more. According to the arrest documents, he committed sexual assault at two different times in his residence. The acts allegedly happened in 2020.

He was placed on administrative leave from his job and was subsequently suspended as the case is investigated. He had been part of the community action team. He surrendered voluntarily after a warrant for his arrest was issued. The incidents were said to have happened while he was off-duty and in a separate jurisdiction from where he works. He will also be subject to an internal affairs investigation once the criminal case is complete.

Sex crimes come in many forms and circumstances

The mere mentioning of sex crimes will elicit a negative reaction. Even with that, it is essential to understand that there are different categories and criminal acts that should be assessed appropriately. There could be crimes on the internet; possession of inappropriate material; solicitation of a minor; indecent exposure; and rape among many other violations. An accusation is not automatically true and the resolution of these cases often hinges on the evidence. Scrutinizing the situation, checking if there is DNA evidence or there are flaws in the victim’s story are all fundamental parts of an effective defense. People accused of these terrible crimes should do whatever possible to fight them.

Experienced representation is vital when charged with sex-based offenses

People who are accused of sex offenses often make the mistake of trying to be conciliatory and apologetic when aggression is a better option to combat the charges. A person’s life and career can be completely undone by a conviction for sex offenses and having qualified assistance to formulate a strategy for a criminal defense is key. Consulting with a firm that understands how to forge a comprehensive defense should be the priority.

 

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