Allegations of criminal activity can have long-term consequences that will influence a person’s personal life, work life and every portion of his or her life. One of the most difficult charges to deal with is when being confronted with allegations of sexual offenses. These types of charges carry with them a stigma that can follow a person around indefinitely. It is with this in mind that people arrested need to formulate a strong defense as soon as the arrest is made.
A high school teacher was arrested for sexual assaulting a student. The man, 39, is facing a fourth-degree sex offense, a fourth-degree sex offense by a person of authority and second-degree assault. The alleged incident occurred on December 12, 2015. According to law enforcement, the teacher is accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old student. She asserts that the teacher brought her into a closet in a classroom, hugged her and touched her backside. He is then alleged to have sat on a desk and pulled her close to him with his face touching her chest.
People who are convicted of a crime involving sexual charges will not only have to deal with the consequences of incarceration and fines, but the aftermath is difficult too as they will be required to register as a sex offender. If the crime involves someone who is underage, then the situation can be much worse. Maryland treats sexual offenders harshly with the possibility of 15 years to life in jail hinging on how severe the crime is.
In this case, a teacher is accused of very serious sexual crimes and his freedom and career are now in jeopardy if the case results in a criminal conviction. Considering the issues inherent with these accusations, he must craft a strong defense immediately. For that, he needs to contact a qualified lawyer.
Source: wbaltv.com, “Arundel High teacher charged with sexual assault of girl,” Jan. 21, 2016