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Denver Police Body Cameras Prove Sex Assault Claims are False

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Mar 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Now the police know that not all Sexual Assault accusations are true. I know this belief goes against the current culture, but it's important as a society that we don't simply believe the alleged victim in a case when there is no evidence. People get upset by this, until I ask them this question: “What if you or a loved one are falsely accused? Wouldn't you want people to believe you?” This usually makes them stop and think about Sex Assault allegations in a different light. I recently read an article about a man who claims the Denver police sexually assaulted him during an arrest. He alleged that the police had groped him during a pat down. In this situation, it was easily proved that he was lying – unfortunately, it isn't always easy to prove someone is being untruthful.

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Body Cameras Prove Sexual Assault Accusations are False

According to the news, the police arrested a man on the 16th Street Mall in downtown Denver last fall for providing false information. Later, the arrested man filed a complaint, saying the police officers had reached into his pants and groped him during the arrest. Now, if this situation had happened with anyone other than police officers, everyone would have believed the arrested man without a doubt. But, because police officers receive special treatment in our criminal justice system, an investigation into the man's story began. Police officers often wear body cameras, and that day they were wearing them. A look at multiple recordings showed the man wasn't being truthful. The videos showed the police patting him down, but no groping occurred. As a result, the man was charged with False Reporting.

No Evidence Required for Many Sex Assault Cases

Alleged victims are believed, often even when they are obviously lying.

Believe it or not, the prosecution isn't always as thorough when it comes to Sexual Assault accusations in Arapahoe, Douglas, or Jefferson County where the accused isn't a police officer.  This is especially true in Sexual Assault on Child accusations. Children are believed without question; even when it is obvious they aren't being truthful. I once defended a client who was accused of Sexual Assault on a Child, and we went to trial. On the witness stand, the alleged victim began making up stories – and agreeing to scenarios I made up on the spot. A moment later, I approached the District Attorney to discuss dismissing the case. He didn't want to dismiss it – even growing upset I was even making the suggestion. The case went to the jury, who (thankfully) saw through the lies and came back with a not-guilty verdict. DAs are not always concerned about justice.

Why You Need an Aggressive Lawyer for Sexual Assault Cases

The attorneys at Sawyer Legal Group have decades of combined experience we will put to work for you.

If you or a loved one has been accused of Sexual Assault or another sexual offense, it is crucial to immediately contact an expert criminal defense attorney to get involved in your case. Early involvement of a knowledgeable lawyer can help preserve key evidence and ensure you get the best possible outcome of your case in El Paso, Boulder, or Adams County. Sexual Assault cases don't often require evidence in order for a conviction; it is the word of the accused against the accuser. And, who will a judge or jury believe? A sweet, innocent-seeming child or young woman, or the person they allege assaulted them? This is why you need a hard-hitting criminal defense attorney fighting on your behalf who will aggressively show the jury the lack of evidence and demand your rights are protected. Don't stand alone in court, work with a skilled criminal defense lawyer. The attorneys at our office have decades of combined courtroom experience. Here at Sawyer Legal Group, we fight to win.

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If you or a loved one has been charged with Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault on a Child, or another sex crime, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at Sawyer Legal Group for a free consultation at 303-830-0880.
Together, we can protect your future.

About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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