A man was arrested late last month for allegations of participating in a male prostitution ring. Authorities say the man lured young men and teen boys to his apartment to use drugs, such as heroin and cocaine, and then prostituted them to male clients. He allegedly found vulnerable people who may have been estranged from their family or in a difficult situation.
While an investigation will likely continue, the man has already been charged with human trafficking, sexual assault and prostituting a minor. The Attorney General says the man will be rigorously prosecuted. It is important to remember that however severe these allegations might be, people who are charged with a crime are still innocent until proven guilty.
When people are arrested, they might be wise to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can help advice a person of their rights. An arrest for sex crimes in New Jersey could result in a conviction that might result in a length prison sentence. This could potentially make it more difficult for a person to find housing or employment.
It is important for people to understand the sensitivities of a case like this. However, it is equally important that every person is treated fairly by the courts and that every person is able to defend themselves and have a fair trial. If a person loses a trial, they may have the right to appeal the conviction, especially if there was a possible violation of the accused person's rights.
Source: My Fox Philly, "NJ Man Arrested In Connection With Male Prostitution Ring," Nov. 5, 2012
-People arrested in New Jersey for sex crimes should take their case very serious. To learn more, please check out our website.