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Juvenile Sexual Assault Accusations | Protect Your Child

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Is your juvenile facing sexual assault accusations in Colorado? Consult an attorney if they've been charged.
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Juvenile Sexual Assault cases can be tricky in Denver and Arapahoe County, mostly because they involve young kids. And, young kids (not understanding the consequences) may make up stories that can come back to haunt someone years later. For example, one man, now 20 years old, was accused of sexual assault in Aurora, Colorado. The sex assault accusations came from a younger boy (now 10 years old) who the young man babysat at his mother's daycare. The 10-year-old (who was 5 years old at the time of the allegations) claimed he was inappropriately touched over the course of a month when the 20-year-old was 15 years of age. But, the mother of the 20-year-old said all claims against her son are false. As sex crime defense lawyers in Arapahoe and Jefferson County, we have defended many cases similar to this one. Sadly, many people face charges and convictions of Juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child when they've done nothing wrong. Let's look more closely at Juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child in Colorado.

Juvenile Sexual Assault in Denver

Juvenile Sexual Assault on a Child, C.R.S. 18-3-405, is when sexual contact occurs between someone less than fifteen years of age and the actor is a juvenile at least four years older than the alleged victim. The boy making the allegations is now 10 years of age and the young man is now 20 years of age, so the young man qualifies for being at least four years older than the child. And, the child was younger than fifteen years of age during the alleged sexual assault. If the 20-year-old man is convicted of this sex crime, he could face harsher consequences since the 10-year-old claimed to be sexually assaulted many times over a month. This is known as a “pattern” of sexual assault.

Sexual Assault by a Juvenile—False Accusations Are Common in Douglas County

The mother of the young man doesn't believe the accusations against her son. Judging by some of what the mother said regarding the accusations, it's hard for me to believe them too. The 10-year-old claims he was woken up from his nap two days a week and was inappropriately touched. Yet, the mother says the 10-year-old never took naps and came only once a week to her daycare. The parents of the child confirmed this. It's possible the 10-year-old is making things up, especially if he was troubled at home or if he didn't get along with the now 20-year-old. And, if the alleged assault occurred 5 years ago, the child would have been five years old. This diminishes his credibility. Sexual assault accusations like this one require a strong defense, especially because the police can aggravate charges against you if you speak with them about the accusations. If your son or daughter is facing accusations of Sexual Assault on a Child in Douglas or Jefferson County, contact our sex crimes defense attorney team immediately.

Why You Need the Best Denver Sex Crime Lawyers to Defend You

Sexual assault charges are hard to face, which is why our aggressive sex crimes defense attorneys will fight hard to defend your child's future.

Facing Juvenile Sexual Assault accusations or charges in Adams or Denver County can be scary for your child. If convicted of this harsh sex crime, your juvenile may have to register as a sex offender for life. Not only is that devastating and embarrassing, but a sex crime conviction could also split up a family, discouraging contact with children. The sex crime attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office recognize the devastation of a sexual crime conviction, especially for someone just starting their life. Don't wait to involve an expert criminal lawyer in your child's case. Too much is at stake. Contact our attorneys today.

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Sexual Assault on a Child by a juvenile is a serious crime with lasting consequences. If you or your child is contacted by police, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and call us at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. 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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