In Kansas it is reported that a step-father, 37 years old, has officially been charged with multiple sex crimes against his step daughter. Apparently, the sexual abuse has been occurring for over a decade in their home. It is said that this man, whose name is not being released for safety reasons, is being held on a million dollar bail while he waits for his hearing at the end of this week. In Sedgwick County, he is currently facing up to nine different counts of sex crimes, which supposedly date back to 2003 when the step-daughter was seven years old. His different charges included four counts of rape, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, two counts of aggravated criminal sodomy, and another count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child.
The case was opened when one day the wife and mother of the young girl discovered inappropriate pictures of her daughter with her current husband. She tells the police that after finding the pictures she asked her daughter about them, and she acknowledged the raping. The daughter shared that they started when she was seven years old, and the most recent one occurred the week before her mom asked her about the pictures. In the state of Arizona being charged with a sex crime is a very extreme offense, and should not be taken lightly. It is of great importance that the counsel of a legal professional is sought immediately upon the charge. Being accused as a sex offender not only results in a significant amount of time in prison and high amounts of fines, but it also will be on your record permanently, which then could affect the ability to find employment in the future.
Arizona state counts the act of rape to be similar to sexual abuse. Where the difference lies is that rape tends to be unwanted or forceful sex with either gender. Sexual abuse is considered to have more of a sexual connotation, often involving more that the act of intercourse itself. Not only will being charged as a sex offender go on your record permanently, but the community will also be able to look up local sex offenders in the area you’re your name will come up. When accused of a sexual crime, whether it is one offense or multiple like the accused father, it is important to have a lawyer that understands not only sexual crimes but also how they differ from state to state. Knowles Law Firm has many years of experience dealing with these types of sexual abuse cases, and wants to help you as you seek to prove your innocence. contact us today for more information regarding convictions of sexual crimes.