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Sexual Assault of a Child in Denver: A Child’s Lie Could Ruin Your Life

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Aug 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Our society has changed much over the past decade. Families are blended, which often causes great stress in the beginning of a new marriage. Children who are used to getting what they want from their mother now find they have a new, authoritative stepdad to contend with. Without the biological bond and time – girls often don't have any problem lying about a new parent's behavior so they can get leverage. Crimes involving children are emotionally charged; Denver District Attorneys file charges for Sexual Assault on a Child by One in a Position of Trust – C.R.S. 18-3-405.3, without fully investigating, and cause further destruction of families.

Sexual Assault of a Child – Position of Trust: No Proof Required

Most offenses in Denver, Arapahoe and Douglas County require physical evidence that a crime was committed. For example, when charging Criminal Mischief – C.R.S. 18-4-501, there must be an item that was damaged for a conviction in Jefferson, Broomfield and Adams County. This is not true for sexual assault cases where a child is involved. All that stands between the arrest and charge of an innocent person is a child's accusation. Children are good at lying, and they are good at manipulating. And, in modern society, children are exposed to sex at an early age through the media and peers, and are used to getting what they want. This is a dangerous combination.

Sexual Assault is a Serious Crime– Especially When Children are Involved

The consequences of a conviction of sexual assault on a child are grave. Even a simple allegation will ruin your life. You will quickly be arrested and charged (and will need to post a high bond), forced to leave your own home, and will not be allowed to have contact with any children (even your own). You could lose your job. If you are convicted, you will be faced with enormous consequences, including mandatory prison time (sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust is subject to indeterminate sentencing, which means you could be sentenced for 2 years to life), the requirement to register as a sex offender, and submission to the Sex Offender Management Board's sex offender treatment.

Your Life is On the Line: Work with an Experienced Lawyer

If you have been charged with sexual assault of a child, position of trust, you need to understand that your life is on the line. You could spend the rest of your life in prison. For this reason, you need to work with an experienced criminal defense attorney that isn't loyal to the District Attorney in Larimer, Weld or Boulder County. We have a foundation which is built on defending innocent men and woman who have been accused of these crimes. If you have been charged with Sexual Assault, or any other sex crime, take advantage of our free initial consultation. We will answer your questions and walk through the consequences of a conviction. We will show you that we have a full understanding of the law in this area. We will out work the police and the District Attorney. We will reveal the true motives that are behind the child's accusation.

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If you have been accused of sexual assault of a child, do not speak with the police or your accuser. They will try to get you to admit guilt, and will twist your words. Be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880, or submit your “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

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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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