A Ventura man faces sex crimes charges after helping a woman change a flat tire. Camarillo police say that the suspect stopped to help a woman whose car had a flat tire in Somis. According to the victim, she offered the man $50 after he changed the tire on her car. Instead, he pulled the woman toward him and pinned the victim against her car.
The victim broke free and returned to her car. The suspect followed her into the car and began touching her. He eventually exited the car and the woman left the scene. She reported the incident to the police. Within two weeks, they identified and arrested the suspect. They booked the 53-year-old man into the Ventura County Jail. He faces a misdemeanor battery charge. Jail officials released the man after he posted a $20,000 bond. He will return to court for arraignment on November 27.
Ventura sex crimes attorney
When you face charges for sex crimes of any severity, hire an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Many criminal defense attorneys won’t take sex crimes cases. That leaves you at a disadvantage, unless you can find an experienced defense attorney who is willing to help. Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on what they’re accused of doing. Instead, he works to get the charges against them reduced or dropped. Sex crimes accusations require special defense. A conviction for sex offenses can lead to serious consequences. These include registration requirements on the state’s sex offender registry. Being listed on the state’s sex offender registry can preclude you from finding gainful employment or housing long after you’ve served your sentence.
Don’t risk your freedom by working with an attorney who doesn’t want to take your case, and don’t attempt to defend yourself. Instead, 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 sex crimes case.
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