Regardless of the source, police officers take allegations of Sexual Assault (CRS 18-3-402) and Unlawful Sexual Contact (CRS 18-3-404) seriously, even if they are from women with a proven track record of lying to authorities in the past about being raped. Police officers, sheriffs, and sheriff's deputies in Denver, Larimer, Weld, and Adams County treat all allegations of a sex crime as if the claims are true. The ensuing investigation does much to harm the accused's reputation. Oftentimes, professionals are placed on administrative leave or suspended because of mere allegations. The person has yet to confess to any wrong doing or be convicted of breaking the law in a court, yet they are treated already as guilty.
Recently, a woman was arrested after making her eleventh false claim of sexual assault. When she came to police claiming that she had been sexually assaulted, they treated her claim as valid, even though her track record proved otherwise. This woman has been making false accusations against men since she was thirteen and admitted to doing it because she just does not like the men. These men may have to start new lives as their reputation has been permanently ruined by this malicious woman and her false accusations.
The consequences are too serious when a proven liar, comes to police and alleges they were raped. On the off chance that this person is actually telling the truth and not seeking vindication or revenge against someone they may not like, police take any allegations as truth and launch a full investigation. This goes against the “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” standard put in place in our justice system. In cases of sexual assault or rape, the accused is always treated as guilty until proven innocent.
If police arrest and charge you with a felony or misdemeanor sexual offense, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.