Phoenix Man Facing Sex Crime Charges for Online Relationship of 15-year-old
A Phoenix man is facing serious charges after developing an online relationship with a girl he thought was 15 and later sending nude photographs and videos of himself. While the 47-year-old man thought he had developed the relationship with a girl in early May on a social media site, he was actually talking with an undercover cop posing as a 15-year-old girl. According to court records, the man even sent nude photos and videos of himself and other men to the fictitious girl. In early June, the man is believed to have actually invited the girl to his house for sex. After he was arrested, the man reportedly told law enforcement that he knew the relationship was wrong but that people “lie about their age all the time online.” He’s facing charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation and 10 counts of providing obscene material to a minor.
Sex Crime Allegations Are Serious Business
As we’ve written before, sex crimes are nothing to fool around with as they are extremely dangerous and are often difficult to recover from. While we’ll not comment on the case above, there have been numerous instances of false allegations of sex crimes. Because of that, who knows how many lives have been unnecessarily ruined? Due to the many harmful aspects of any sex crimes, prosecutors tend to feel particularly emboldened to seek the harshest penalties the law will allow against perceived offenders. That’s why ineffective defense is among the chief reasons for the lives of otherwise innocent people being ruined.
Accused of a Sex Crime? Call The Oswalt Group
Yes, the cases of someone being falsely accused of sexual assault may be rare, but they are not the exception to the rule. Because sexual charges depend heavily upon the word of the accuser, a good defense lawyer will look at all aspects of your case – including motivation of the accuser. Such investigation can be critical to uncovering facts that can be helpful to your defense. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime, we strongly urge you to contact The Oswalt Group ASAP at (602) 225-2222 for a free consultation.