A Ventura man apparently shot himself to death at a Ventura martial arts studio when police arrived to investigate multiple claims of child molestation involving persons under the age of 18. Police arrived at the business to serve a search warrant and were forced to retreat when a man inside produced a gun. As police were leaving the building, they heard a single shot.
Child molestation suspect found shot
Police sent a robot equipped with a camera into the business and saw the body of the man whom they had previously encountered. Police said that they had enough evidence to arrest the man when they served the search warrant.
If you’ve been accused of a crime like child molestation, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend. Robert Helfend has practiced criminal defense exclusively in Southern California for more than 30 years and has established a reputation as an aggressive defender.
Crimes against children are notoriously difficult to defend against, and many criminal defense attorneys are reluctant to take these cases because judges and juries can be so sympathetic to the victims. Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based upon what they’ve been accused of. Instead, he works with the facts and the evidence to construct the best possible defense strategy.
Conviction on sex crimes, whether they involve children or not, will result in incarceration and lifetime registration on the state’s sex offender registry. In addition, you may not be able to find gainful employment and you may have difficulty securing housing following your release. Don’t entrust your future to an inexperienced criminal defense attorney. Take affirmative steps to defend yourself, and work with an experienced criminal defense attorney like Robert Helfend.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (805) 273-5611, (310) 456-3317 or (818) 591-2809 for an immediate consultation on your Ventura County Internet crimes/child pornography case.
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