- Importuning (Felony 3),
- Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles (Felony 4),
- Public Indecency (Misdemeanor 1)
Jurisdiction: Montgomery County Common Pleas Court
DESCRIPTION OF CASE:
Our client was accused of propositioning a minor to perform a sex act and showing the minor a sexually related video. The child reported that our client showed a video and requested that the child perform the sexual act shown on the video. Allegations such as these often lead to aggressive police tactics and an immediate conclusion of guilt. Investigators often enter the case with a predetermined mind set that influences their judgement. Our client was bullied and intimidated.
Any sexually related felony charge can result in a lengthy prison sentence and often decades of registering as a sexually oriented offender. As such, our office immediately dug deep into the evidence and realized that there were severe inconsistencies with the investigation. We brought in a nationally renowned forensics expert to review location data, metadata and other digital evidence and and his conclusion and analysis was able to destroy the timeline offered by law enforcement and completely contradicted the minor victim’s story. Police jumped to a conclusion and as a result our law office was able to have all sexually related offenses dismissed.