A man accused of sex crimes against children returned to court today. The Goleta resident faces two felony charges each of luring and sending harmful matter to a child.
According to police, the man used Internet chat rooms to make contact with minor females. He attempted to lure them into sexual activity with him. In October, the man made contact with a law enforcement agent posing as a 15-year-old female. He arranged to meet her and engage in sexual activity with her. Police arrested the man when he arrived at the designated meeting spot.
While this is the man’s first arrest for this behavior, officials believe that he has had improper contact with minors in the past. Authorities arrested the suspect in October, and he remains housed in the Ventura County Jail on a bail of $350,000.
Ventura sex crimes attorney
When you face charges for sexual offenses, hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal courtroom defense. He will fight aggressively for your freedom.
Many criminal defense attorneys won’t take sexual offense cases, especially when they involve underage victims. Mr. Helfend doesn’t refuse clients accused of sexual offenses. He doesn’t judge his clients based on what they’re charged with. Instead, he works tirelessly to provide them with the best possible representation in court.
Avoiding convictions for sexual offenses is important. Convictions can result in lifetime sex offender registry requirements. Sex offender registration can cause significant problems for you, even after you’ve completed your sentence. Many sex offenders have difficulty finding appropriate housing and employment. Some registered sex offenders have become targets for other peoples’ aggression.
Don’t settle for an inexperienced attorney or one who doesn’t want to 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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