A man was scheduled to be in court for his verdict in a sexual assault case, but according to reports the man never showed up. He was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust. These charges were very serious, and the conviction would have resulted in the man serving time in prison.
Since the man didn’t show up for his verdict hearing, the judge put a warrant out for his arrest. He was a Tae Kwon Do instructor, and reported had sexual relationships with three young female students. While going through a trial can be very difficult, it is important that handle their case through legal routes.
Speaking with an experienced criminal defense attorney after an arrest for sexual assault in the Denver area might be a wise decision. After an arrest, people are typically questioned by police. They might even be asked questions by authorities before they are arrested. This information can sometimes be used against a person in court.
It is important that a person has a fair trial. An attorney can help ensure a person doesn’t answer incriminating questions and has the right to defend their record and reputation. A conviction of a sex crime can not only lead to significant prison time, but is often accompanied by a stigma of the crime through the rest of their life. An attorney will work to protect a person’s reputation and gather evidence to prove that the person is innocent.
Source: ABC 7, “Tae Kwon Do instructor convicted of sexually assaulting young students is now a fugitive,” Sept. 24, 2013