A Ventura music teacher at the center of a case involving flutes tainted with bodily fluids now faces sex crimes charges. The latest charges do not relate to the contaminated musical instruments. A California grand jury also indicted the man on six counts of lewd acts on a child. According to prosecutors, the victims included five females under the age of 14. Prosecutors filed the latest charges in Orange County.
Additionally, federal prosecutors filed five other sex offense charges against the man last fall. In that indictment, federal authorities say the man attempted to entice a child to send him sexually explicit images. They also claim that the man traveled to the Philippines to have sex with minors.
Ventura sex crimes lawyer
When you face charges related to sex offenses, your best defense strategy is to hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has 35 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases in Ventura County and throughout Southern California.
Sex crimes convictions will have a lasting impact on you. Aside from long incarceration terms, California law requires most sex offenders to register on the state’s sex offender registry. In most cases, sex offender registration is a lifetime status. This status moves with you, even if you move out of the State of California.
Further, sex offender status can limit your ability to find suitable housing and employment. In addition, registration can limit who you can live with. It will subject you to regular compliance checks by local law enforcement, and you will be immediately considered a suspect in sex crimes that occur in your vicinity.
You can effectively fight sex crimes accusations, but you need the assistance of an experienced aggressive attorney who actually wants to take your case. Many criminal defense attorneys shy away from sex offense cases.
Don’t rely on an inexperienced attorney and don’t waste time looking for an attorney who doesn’t want to take 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/domestic violence case.
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