Prosecutor asks judge to drop sexual assault charge
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 28-Oct-2014
When allegations of sexual assault surface, the accused may suffer long-term consequences, regardless of whether or not they were guilty. From a criminal history that never goes away to a lengthy prison sentence, sexual assault charges can ruin someone's life. In Dallas, Texas, anyone who has been accused of aggravated sexual assault or other sex offenses should be sure to analyze the situation thoroughly and outline the smartest path forward.
A 20-year-old California college student was recently taken into custody after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her. The woman claimed that she was raped by the man at a frat house on Sept. 27. During the same week, two additional sexual assaults were reported to have taken place at the school's fraternities.
An Alameda County District Attorney's Office interviewed the woman who reported the sexual assault and took a close look at the allegations. After evaluating the case, the prosecutor determined that the assault never occurred and asked the judge to drop the charge. As a result, the judge dismissed the charge and the suspect was declared innocent. According to the man's attorney, the student and his family experienced a significant amount of suffering because of the charge and were relieved when it was dropped.
Sex crimes take many forms and may include solicitation of a minor, statutory rape or even indecent exposure. Furthermore, these charges often carry a stigma and suspects may have difficulty presenting their case properly in court. People who are struggling with this may want to consider turning to a knowledgeable legal professional for assistance.
Source: ContraCostaTimes.com, "UC Berkeley student exonerated in rape case," Karina Ioffee, Oct. 18, 2014
Categories: Sex Crimes