Sex offenses are found in all walks of life and every part of society. Oftentimes, and, tragically, minors are the victims of these offenses. If an individual is facing a sexual assault charge, he or she could be facing a criminal conviction that could lead to several years in jail and life long registration as a sexual offender. Sexual assault cases become public news instantly and can ruin a person’s life before the case enters a courtroom. A recent Naperville case shows how such cases can become public quickly. Once the charges become public, navigating a sex offense become much more delicate of a matter.
For example, a Naperville cheerleading coach, has been accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse for soliciting a minor for prostitution and patronizing a prostitute. The alleged incident took place in Naperville in late September and now he is facing charges in Will County.
Will County prosecutors said that the coach solicited a prostitute who is younger than 17. Naperville police confirmed they are investigating the incident.
When allegations of sexual assault turn out to be false or when a police investigation results in an innocent person being charged with a sex crime, it is crucial to move quickly to reduce the damage a sexual assault accusation can have one’s life. In a case like this, where it’s relying on people’s words against others, it’s possible that a wrongful conviction could be made.