Child molestation, sexual solicitation through the internet and other sexual misconduct are all considered sex crimes. The state of New Jersey does not tolerate sex crimes and imposes tough fines and penalties to those who are convicted of the offenses .
In Woodbury, New Jersey a 34-year-old man was charged with numerous counts of sex crimes ranging from sexual assault to endangering the welfare of a child.
The suspect, who was working as a packager for a business support firm, was accused of sexually assaulting a young girl from 2012 to 2013. The suspect was charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child, six counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated sexual assault. The suspect's bail was set at $100,000.
Suspects facing sex crime accusations are scrutinized by both authorities and the public. As a result, their reputations become severely damaged even prior to conviction of the charges pressed. If convicted, the person will be enlisted as a sex offender, which limits his or her ability to move in certain neighborhoods and could also affect his or her future employment.
Due to the serious repercussions of conviction, suspects are advised to exercise their rights, contest the allegations and establish a strong defense. Before that, the suspects may also choose to use their Miranda Rights until their legal counsel arrives.
There are two ways to fight the charges: negotiate with the jury or pursue litigation. In some cases, negotiating with the jury is applicable if the suspect wants the charges to be reduced. Still, the suspect can go head-to-head with the prosecutors in traditional litigation. Before heading to litigation, it is best to establish a strong defense that can withstand the prosecution. The defense can also use their own evidence to prove the suspect's innocence.
Source: Nj.com, "Mantua man accused of sexually assaulting girl" Dec. 31, 2013