Crimes related to sex are not uncommon in any part of the world. However, the fact that sex offenses occur so frequently is both surprising and extremely unfortunate. In a recent incident, a New Jersey man was recently arrested on charges of child pornography and enticing a child for sex.
According to the authorities, the 56-year-old suspect was arrested for multiple sex crimes. The charges against the suspect include one count each of luring a minor for sexual activity, possession of child pornography and receiving child pornography.
According to officials, the suspect was originally arrested and detained at his residence earlier this year on the charge of possessing child pornography. The police apparently discovered obscene material on an external hard drive at the suspect’s house. According to authorities, the suspect once tried to entice a 15-year-old boy to spend a night with him. The man later admitted that he had engaged the teenager in sexual activity. According to a statement given to police, the suspect also admitted that he had touched numerous teenagers for sexual gratification.
The hearing of the case is pending in court. If the charge of luring the minor is proven against the suspect, he will be sentenced to a minimum of 10 years in jail, which may be extended to a life sentence. In addition, he may also be fined $250,000.
New Jersey laws dealing with sexual offenses are very severe. A person accused of a sexual offense may be ostracized and humiliated, and he or she may face repercussions such as sex offender registration, parole supervision for life and Internet supervision. The stigma is even worse if the accuser is a child. Therefore, a person facing a sexual abuse charge should seek the assistance of a legal professional.
A professional can help the suspect investigate important details and defend the case properly. Professional advice may also help the person avoid a conviction or receive a reduced sentence.
Source: northjersey.com, “Former Belleville band instructor charged with possession of child pornography, luring a minor,” Roman J. Uschak, Nov. 23, 2012