False accusations of rape can ruin a person's life. It hurts their reputation and impacts everything from social relationships to jobs. It's important that a victim is believed when he or she comes forward, but it's equally vital that anyone accused of sexual assault or rape has a chance to defend him or herself. Even the charge itself can impact your life, which is why it's important to have a defense from the first time you realize you'll be accused.
If you're accused of sexual assault, then you could face a number of serious penalties. You have a chance to defend yourself, and you should take the time to understand the penalties you could face if you decide not to. With the right defense, you may be able to lower the charges against you or even have them dismissed.
A man was arrested after a nun reported that a girl attending a Catholic school in another state had told her that she was touched inappropriately, by a man in Colorado. The man was arrested and charged with suspicion of sexually abusing a minor on Wednesday.
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.
The legal community around the country has been closely watching a case in another state. The case involved an alleged murder, in which the prosecution wanted to used bite marks found on the victim to try to convict the man accused of committing the crime. Many were hoping to see the judge rule against allowing such evidence because of a history of unreliable conclusions using bite-mark forensics.