A Simi Valley man pleaded guilty to sex crimes involving children. According to Ventura County prosecutors, Ryan Faith, of Simi Valley could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Faith pleaded guilty to two counts of lewd acts a child. He also admitted to substantial sexual conduct with a person under the age of 11, and to committing this crime with multiple victims. In a second case, Faith also admitted to aggravated possession of child pornography. According to investigators, Faith had more than 600 graphic images of children at the time of his arrest. Prosecutors also said that Faith molested two children he lived following his April 2016 arrest.
Faith drew the attention of multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Simi Valley Police Department, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office.
Faith will return to Ventura County Superior Court on October 12 for sentencing. Prosecutors expect the judge to hand down a life sentence in the case.
Simi Valley sex crimes lawyer
This case illustrates the seriousness of a sex crimes conviction. When you’re facing sex crimes charges of any nature, hire an experienced, aggressive sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in courtroom criminal defense. He takes sex crimes cases in Simi Valley and throughout Ventura County.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges they face. Instead, he works to develop aggressive, effective courtroom defense strategies. Sex crimes convictions can lead to lifetime incarceration, or long sentences. Even after completing a sentence, most sex offenders must also submit to lifetime registration on the state’s sex offender registry.
Living as a registered sex offender can affect your housing and employment options following your release. An aggressive, experienced criminal defense lawyer can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
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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