Teacher arrested for allegedly soliciting minors via social media
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 9-Oct-2015
In cases that involve alleged sex crimes in Dallas, the penalties that one may face for the sexual offenses alone can be very serious. Yet combine those charges with aggravating factors, and one could see an offense that may normally carry with it a misdemeanor charge be changed to a much more serious felony offense. In terms of sex crimes, those aggravating factors often involve minors. Specifically, allegedly engaging in or soliciting sexual activity within or near a school can quickly compound any potential charges that one may be facing.
Consider the case of a Maryland high school teacher recently arrested by local law enforcement authorities. It is believed that the man had been passing himself off as a minor on social media in an attempt to arrange encounters with other youths. It is unknown if any of his students were the targets of his alleged activity. However, the school has made counselors available to students who have been affected by the whole ordeal. While no official statement has been regarding the man’s status at the school, he is not currently teaching any of his classes. He is now faces charges of solicitation of a minor and prostitution.
Many of those accused of crimes such as these may not realize that their association to a school could net them much more serious penalties. In such cases, their chances of obtaining a successful outcome to their cases may come down to admitting as much, or that their intentions were misunderstood. Such outcomes may be more likely to be attained with the assistance of seasoned criminal defense attorney.
Source: WJLA “Glenelg High School teacher arrested for prostitution and solicitation of a minor” Korff, Jay, Oct. 08, 2015
Categories: Sex Crimes