A 41-year old Ventura man was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor. Edward Joseph Rosales was accused of rape by force, lewd conduct with a child under 14 and displaying harmful matter to a minor. Deputies executed search warrants at Rosales’ place of business, Ventura Photographix, as well as his home. He was taken into custody at that time.
Sexual assault victim knew defendant
Police were notified of the assault on December 9, but did not say when or where the assault took place. The victim was acquainted with Rosales from modeling work she had performed for him previously. Rosales was booked into the Ventura County Jail and was given a $750,000 bond.
If you’ve been arrested for sexual assault, you should know that the courts view sexual assault as an extremely serious offense. Prosecutors and judges want to make an example of those who are convicted of sexual assault, and they want to assign as much prison time as possible to those who are convicted. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side, you risk facing the stiffest possible sentence without receiving due consideration of the circumstances of your case.
Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer and he knows that even the most heinous allegations of sexual assault against a minor don’t mean that a defendant is guilty. Mr. Helfend forces prosecutors to prove their case beyond any reasonable doubt, because he fights hard for his clients in court.
Prosecutors work especially hard to get convictions against adults who commit crimes against children. They are often under enormous pressure from parents and the community to convict a defendant, even when the evidence doesn’t support the charges. That’s why it’s critical to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney when you’ve been accused of sexual assault involving a minor. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you disprove false accusations, and get the charges against you reduced or dropped altogether.
Don’t wait! 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 sexual assault case.
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