Many Louisiana residents fear the repercussions that could follow a rape or sexual assault allegation against them. If you are facing allegations or are under investigation for a sex crime, you may expect to be sentenced to prison or to face other penalties that could damage your reputation, your career and your family life.
A Louisiana man who once resided in Pineville was charged with over 500 counts of sex crimes in 2013. As part of a plea agreement, he entered a guilty plea to 12 of those specific sex crimes. As a result of his guilty plea and the terms of his plea bargain, he will now spend a significant amount of time in jail. He was officially sentenced to nine 35 year terms and three 20 year terms in prison and could be eligible to be paroled at age 72.
A Louisiana man has been arrested on multiple charges of committing sex crimes. The man has been accused of committing those sex crimes against minors. Allegedly, he participated in the production of child pornography, solicited minors through the internet and committed indecent behavior with juveniles.
A Louisiana man was recently arrested on sex crimes allegations. The sex crimes charges came in the wake of him being suspected of aggravated incest, juvenile molestation and production of child pornography. A search warrant was first executed by investigators in Nov. 2012, allowing them to search the man's home.
Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office deputies in coordination with the Louisiana Attorney General's Office Task Force Unit recently apprehended a man on child pornography charges. The 24-year-old accused man is accused downloading, sharing and searching for child pornography on the Internet. Not only that, but the man is already registered as a sex crimes offender.
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.
The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Office recently announced the arrest of 245 suspected pedophiles in an international raid called Operation Sunflower. The arrests include 13 in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. The operation, which lasted more than a month, targeted predators who allegedly commit sex crimes involving child pornography, according to the ICE.
A Louisiana man accused of video voyeurism was reportedly having a difficult time making bail in Bossier Parish. His legal troubles began in late January, when authorities discovered that he had allegedly placed video cameras in bathrooms used by teenage girls who were having a sleepover. It was not clear what led authorities to suspect this activity, but police say he videotaped juvenile girls and an unidentified adult woman while they purportedly were in a bathroom at the man's residence in Haughton. The sex crimes charges that resulted initially included 17 counts of video voyeurism and four allegations of child pornography involving juveniles.
Obtaining indecent material involving children over the Internet is considered a serious crime throughout the country. The proliferation of social media websites and other Internet tools can make it easier for some to obtain these materials. When a court finds that a criminal offense has occurred, a resulting Internet crimes conviction can expose the individual to many years of incarceration.