Thousand Oaks police arrested a Newbury Park man on suspicion of sex crimes involving children. At least two victims have come forward to make allegations against the man.
In one case, a 16-year-old female reported that the man sexually abused her from the time she was 5. The abuse stopped when she was 11. A second victim, who is now an adult, reported that the man abused her between the ages of 3 -7. According to investigators, the man met the victims through their church.
Police referred the matter to the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office. The DA issued a warrant for the man’s arrest. Police then arrested the suspect. He faces four felony charges including two counts of continuous abuse of a child. In addition, he faces one felony count each of forcible lewd acts upon an child and lewd acts upon a child. He also faces eight special allegations related to the age and number of victims. The man has pleaded not guilty to all felony charges and has denied all special allegations.
He posted a $250,000 bond and has been released. He will return to court on January 29 on matters related to his case.
Newbury Park sex crimes lawyer
Convictions for sexual offenses aren’t like other convictions. Most convicted sex offenders must register on the state’s Sex Offender Registry. This information gets shared with all other states and with the federal government. That mean that sex offender registration will likely follow the offender for life, no matter where she or he moves.
When you face charges for any sexual offense, your best defense strategy is to hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend takes sex offense cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California. He has more than 30 years of criminal defense experience. In that time, he has earned a reputation as an aggressive criminal defense attorney who fights for his clients.
Many Ventura defense lawyers shy away from taking sex offense cases. Mr. Helfend simply prepares the best possible defense for his clients. His immediate priority is to get the charges against you reduced or dropped. When that’s not possible, he works toward the best possible outcome for you. Don’t settle for inexperience.
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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