Man faces sex crime charges related to rape, porn in Louisiana

If an individual is charged with a sex crime, a range of emotions may flood the individual and the community. Local residents may feel violated and enraged, wanting the accused person to be brought to justice. Meanwhile, the accused person may feel anxious about the outcome of the case and seek to legally defend his or her rights. In the situation of sex crime charges, the state of Louisiana carries the burden to prove that the individual truly did engage in the illegal acts that resulted in the charges.

One man recently was arrested on child pornography charges and aggravated rape charges. He furthermore was charged with other crimes, including more than 1,300 counts of possessing and producing child pornography, police said. His bond was set at $10 million due to the high quantity and seriousness of the charges, according to authorities.

The 47-year-old man had forced a girl who was 13 years old to have sex with him, according to a police investigation. The man then used his computer to film their sexual acts. Another woman reportedly told police that she had been sexually involved with the man beginning when she was 12 years old. The man could face life in prison for the rape charges and 25 years to 99 years in prison for producing child pornography.

When an individual faces child pornography charges, the government is required to prove that he or she truly perpetrated the illegal act. The evidence used to establish the individual's guilt additionally has to be acquired in a lawful manner before it can be used in a Louisiana court. An individual who faces sex crime charges reserves the right to defend himself or herself and is treated as innocent unless his or her guilt is proved according to the strict requirements of our criminal justice system.

Source: nola.com, New Orleans man booked on rape charges, more than 1,300 counts of child porn, Helen Freund, Dec. 23, 2013

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