As sexual crimes defense lawyers in Denver and Aurora, Colorado, we handle a wide range of child sexual assault cases all across Colorado. Many of these sexual assault cases involve innocent people who have been accused by children but have done nothing wrong. Let's look more closely at false sex assault allegations made by children and what to do if facing any allegations in Colorado.
Denver False Sexual Assault Allegations Are More Common Than You Think
Our criminal defense lawyers fight hard for sex crime case dismissals, plea bargain deals or acquittals from jury trials.
I've written a couple blogs on children and teens who have falsely accused others of sexual contact or rape, which led to devastating consequences. Two innocent men falsely accused of rape spent between 10 and 12 years in prison, not to mention carried the harsh label of sex offenders. One of the children making those false sex assault allegations was only 11 years old when she accused her own father of raping her. Another one involved a man who was falsely accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, and spent 12 years in prison. These situations are not uncommon in Denver and Douglas County. Regrettably, most police officers believe whatever a child says and many innocent people are prosecuted.
In addition to a Colorado Department of Corrections prison sentence, those convicted of sexual crimes like Sexual Assault on a Child, Internet Luring of a Child or Enticement of a Child could face:
- Sex offender registration
- Sex offender treatment under the Sex Offender Management Board
- Indeterminate / lifetime prison sentencing
It's not right for innocent people to face these paralyzing outcomes of false sex assault allegations made by a child. This motivates our aggressive attorneys to fight for dropped charges or case dismissals. In other cases, we may fight for plea bargain deals, acquittals from jury trials, or for a judge to sentence someone to probation instead of jail or prison.
Why Do Children Make False Sex Assault Claims in Adams County?
Kids often make up stories of sexual assault for revenge or to change their living situation.
Children making false sex assault allegations in Adams and Jefferson County usually don't think about the consequences, but make them to satisfy their immediate needs. Kids make false sex assault allegations to get a male authority figure out of their life. They make accusations out of revenge. We have seen foster kids make false sex assault allegations to obtain a change in residence. We have seen a teenage girl make a claim in a drug treatment program to change the course of her treatment. Finally, we have seen several cases where kids in trouble make up an allegation of sexual abuse to divert attention away from their behavior. There are many reasons children make up sex assault claims. Despite the circumstances, false sexual assault allegations can destroy anyone's life. People may lose their jobs, their ability to go to college, their relationships and their reputation. That's why our criminal defense lawyers fight so hard to protect our clients falsely accused of Sexual Assault on a Child, Internet Luring of a Child, or Enticement of a Child in Colorado.
What to Do if Facing False Sex Assault Allegations in Denver
When confronted with charges of sexual assault:
Take them seriously
Do not speak with police
Contact a criminal defense lawyer
Stay positive – you will need to be healthy to assist in your defense
If facing any false child sex assault claims in Denver or Arapahoe County, never brush them off. Take action immediately. Do not speak with the police when they contact you. Police often believe the child's word over yours. Anything you say (even if you're innocent) can be used in the prosecuting District Attorney's case against you. Speak with an expert criminal defense lawyer about your options right away. Try to remain positive. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys will fight hard to bring the truth to the light. Our sex crimes lawyers experienced in handling sex crime cases are extremely vital for your safety. Contact our office today.Request a Free Consultation