An Oak Park man will return to prison for 10 years for sex crimes. The man, a registered sex offender, pleaded guilty in January to possessing and attempted distribution of child pornography.
Police discovered the pornographic images on the man’s tablet during a routine parole search. At the time, the man had been on parole for previous sex crimes, and for impersonating a police officer. Additional investigation showed that the man also had child pornography on his cell phone. He was also attempting to distribute those images through a cloud account.
According to investigators, the man left prison on parole in 2017. At the time, Corrections officials indicated that he posed a serious risk of re-offending. As part of his plea deal, he pleaded guilty to one felony count of possessing child pornography. He also pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted distribution of child pornography. Additionally, he admitted six special allegations, which gave him a second strike. Prosecutors agreed to dismiss two felony counts of possession of child pornography. They also dismissed three felony counts of attempted distribution of child pornography. Additionally, the dismissed 10 special allegations related to the case.
The judge in the case sentenced him to 10 years and 4 months in state prison.
Oak Park sex crimes lawyer
When you face charges for sexual offenses, hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes sex crimes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Facing the prospect of a long prison sentence, or life after prison as a registered sex offender can be daunting. Your first move should be to hire an experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorney who will help you through the process. Sex offender registration can make it impossible to find work or housing. It can also subject you to constant searches, compliance checks and other intrusions.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. Instead, he works to get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether. Most sexual offense convictions require sex offender registration, often for life. This label follows you wherever you go, even if you move out of state. It can even prevent you from leaving the country.
An experienced lawyer can help you through the judicial process, and help you make decisions about how to proceed. Mr. Helfend always focuses on what’s in your best interest, and on achieving a positive outcome.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney, and don’t assume that a guilty plea is your best option. 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 sex crimes case.
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