A Camarillo man faces a sentence of 118 years to life following his conviction on sex crimes charges. Jurors convicted Thomas Bork, 68, of one count of unlawful sexual intercourse with a child under 10 and one count of continuous sexual abuse. Jurors also convicted him of two counts of forcible lewd acts upon a child and five counts of lewd and lascivious acts against a child.
According to prosecutors, their case against Bork involved four victims. They say, however, that Bork’s criminal sexual behavior dates back 40 years. Bork served as a foster parent to at least two of his victims, beginning in 2010. An earlier victim notified Child Protective Services that Bork’s foster children were in danger.
Investigators located at least a half-dozen victims in three counties. One victim testified that Bork had molested her in the 1970’s, beginning when she was four years old. For most of Bork’s victims, the statute of limitations prevented him from facing additional criminal charges in their cases.
Camarillo sex crimes attorney
If you’re facing sex crimes charges, your first move should be to hire an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of experience in providing effective criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Many criminal defense attorneys will not take sex crimes cases, particularly when they involve child victims. Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on what they’re charged with. Instead, he works to create an effective defense for his clients.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced criminal defense attorney, or one who doesn’t want to defend you in court. Instead, work with an aggressive, experienced criminal defense attorney who will fight for your rights and freedom.
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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