Facing Charges Of Child Abuse? Hire The Top Houston Child Abuse Lawyer


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If you have been falsely accused of Child Abuse, it is essential that you hire a Houston Child Abuse Lawyer who specializes in these types of cases to protect your legal rights. A conviction for Child Abuse can lead to serious legal consequences, including the loss of your right to be around children, the loss of the right to be with your own children, and time in jail. A conviction for Child Abuse charges can also lead to more personal consequences like embarrassment and a life-long label as a child abuser. Courts, as well as the public, are generally eager to convict and punish an individual who is responsible for exposing a child to abuse. A child’s testimony may have the ability to sway the outcome of a trial, even if their testimony is not accurate. Houston Criminal Lawyer Charles Johnson specializes in effectively and successfully defending his clients against Child Abuse charges. You can contact him directly anytime night or day at (713) 222-7577 to discuss your case.

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Facing Charges Of Child Abuse? Hire The Top Houston Child Abuse Lawyer

  1. 1. Facing False Charges of Child Abuse? Select the Leading Houston Child Abuse Lawyer Charles JohnsonIf you have been falsely accused of Child Abuse, it isessential that you hire a Houston Child AbuseLawyer who specializes in these types of cases to protectyour legal rights. A conviction for Child Abuse can lead toserious legal consequences, including the loss of yourright to be around children, the loss of the right to be withyour own children, and time in jail. A conviction for ChildAbuse charges can also lead to more personalconsequences like embarrassment and a life-long label asa child abuser. Courts, as well as the public, are generallyeager to convict and punish an individual who isresponsible for exposing a child to abuse. A child’stestimony may have the ability to sway the outcome of atrial, even if their testimony is not accurate. HoustonCriminal Lawyer Charles Johnson specializes in effectivelyand successfully defending his clients against ChildAbuse charges. You can contact him directly anytime night or day at (713) 222-7577 to discuss yourcase.What is Child Abuse?According to Chapter 261 of the Family Code (recodified in 1995), child abuse is an act or omission thatendangers or impairs a child ‘s physical, emotional or mental health and development. Child abuse may takethe form of physical or emotional injury, sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, physical neglect, medicalneglect, or inadequate supervision.The law specifically excludes “reasonable” discipline by the child’s conservator, parent, or guardian; corporalpunishment is not in itself abusive under the law. An act or omission is abusive only if “material andobservable impairment” occurs as a result, or if it causes “substantial harm,” or exposes the child to risk ofsubstantial harm.Neglect, like physical and emotional abuse, hinges on substantial harm or observable and materialimpairment. The law excludes from its definition of neglect any failure to provide for the child that is due tolack of financial resources. A child living in poverty is not a victim of neglect under the Texas Family Codeexcept in cases where relief has been offered and refused by the child’s parent, conservator, or guardian .A person commits abuse if they place a child, or allows a child to be placed, in a situation where the child isexposed to “substantial risk” of injury or harm. The law also clearly states that a person commits abuse if theyfail to make a reasonable effort to prevent another person from abusing a child.If you have been charged with Child Abuse, one of the most important steps you can take is to not speakwith anyone other than your lawyer about the details of the case. Often times, defendants incriminatethemselves by speaking to the police or engaging in phone conversations where certain statements can betaken out of context. 1
  2. 2. You need a Child Abuse Lawyer who will treat your Child Abuse defense seriously. Being charged with ChildAbuse could have a devastating impact on your life and the lives of your family. Houston Criminal LawyerCharles Johnson will diligently fight for your rights, reputation and future. Contact him now at (713) 222-7577 for expert legal guidance.Physical AbusePhysical abuse typically occurs when a frustrated parent or caregiver strikes, shakes, or throws a childbecause of anger. Other forms of deliberate assault that may be physically abusive include burning, scalding,biting, kicking, cutting, poking, twisting a child’s limbs, deliberately withholding food, binding, gagging,choking, or hitting the child with a closed fist or other instrument. If it results in injury, any form of corporalpunishment may be abusive.Physical injuries resulting from child abuse can run the gamut from lacerations, burns, and bruises, to headinjuries, broken bones, broken teeth, and damage to internal organs. Context, circumstances, and the exactnature of the wounds usually set apart the injuries resulting from abuse. Specially trained professionals mustmake the determination whether a child has actually been abused or not.Due to the delicate and sensitive nature of a child abuse case, it is important to have the advice and thecounsel of a professional who is experienced in this type of case. Houston Attorney Charles Johnsonspecializes in cases that deal with Child Abuse. Don’t take chances with your future. Contact him today.Unexplained Death of a ChildSudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is the sudden, unexplained death of an infant—a child between onemonth and one year old. It is frightening because it is strikes without warning, and medical science has beenunable to determine exactly why it happens.SUDC (Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood) is the sudden and unexpected death of a child over the ageof twelve months, which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted. Similar toSIDS, SUDC is a diagnosis of exclusion – given when all known and possible causes of death have been ruledout. By definition, SIDS applies only to the death of babies younger than 12 months, while SUDC victims arepast their first birthday whose deaths go unexplained even after an autopsy, a death scene investigation andmedical history review.The death of an infant due to SIDS or SUDC is a devastating event that can leave parents feeling sad, guilty,angry, and confused. Although we all do our best to keep children safe, sometimes the worst happens andkids suffer major injuries. If your child has been seriously hurt and you need legal advice, contact HoustonLawyer Charles Johnson anytime at (713) 222-7577 for a free case review.Shaken Baby SyndromeThere is a growing trend of misdiagnosed Shaken Baby Syndrome cases occurring in America today. Typically,a parent or caretaker is falsely accused of murdering or injuring a baby by shaking him or her, when theactual cause of the death or injury occurs from another source. 2
  3. 3. If a child is held by the shoulders or chest and shaken violently, often no external injury is visible. The impactof the brain on the inside of the skull may prove damaging or even fatal, especially if the child is less than twoyears old or is shaken repeatedly. Symptoms of injury include vomiting and seizures. An infant who isviolently shaken may suffer convulsions, permanent brain damage, and death. A young child who survives asevere shaking episode may be blind, deaf, or otherwise disabled as a result. Even less violent shaking ofolder children may cause neurological deficits, as well as learning and behavioral disorders.If you have been charged with child abuse involving Shaken Baby Syndrome, it is important to contact animmediately to begin gathering all necessary medical information and begin preparation of your case. If yourchild or a child you have been caring for has been injured or has passed away, you already have too much todeal with. Do not let overzealous prosecutors portray you as a violent child abuser.Sexual AbuseChild sexual abuse remains, in the overwhelming majority of cases, a crime perpetrated by members of thechild’s family and circle of trust. Sexual abuse is defined in the Family Code as any sexual conduct harmful toa child’s mental, emotional, or physical welfare as well as failure to make a reasonable effort to prevent sexualconduct with a child. A person who compels or encourages a child to engage in sexual conduct commits abuse,and it is against the law to make or possess child pornography, or to display such material to a child.If you are facing potential Child Sexual Abuse charges, it is critical that you use a legal defense team withspecific experience and expertise dealing with crimes against children. Call Houston Sex Crimes LawyerCharles Johnson at (713) 222-7577 for a free, confidential initial consultation. Early intervention is criticalto obtaining the best results. Sexual abuse may consist of a single incident or many acts over a long period of time. Boys and girls of any age can be victims of sexual abuse. The molester can be just about anyone, but most often, it is someone known to the child. The abuse may escalate over time, particularly if the abuser is a member of the child’s own family. The child’s non-abusing caregiver(s) may be unaware of the abuse or may be in a state of denial. Child sexual abuse includes fondling, lewd or lascivious exposure or behavior, intercourse, sodomy, oral copulation, penetration of a genital or anal opening by a foreign object, child pornography, child prostitution, and any other “sexual conduct harmful to a child’s mental, emotional, or physical welfare.” These acts may be forcedupon the child or the child may be coaxed, seduced, and persuaded to cooperate. The absence of force orcoercion does not diminish the abusive nature of the conduct, but, sadly, it may cause the child to feelresponsible for what has occurred.It is extremely difficult for a child to report sexual abuse. A very young child may not understand that whathas happened is not normal or accepted. More importantly, the abuser almost always discourages the childfrom telling anyone about the abuse. The strategies for silencing a sexual abuse victim are as ruthless as they 3
  4. 4. are varied. The abuser may be someone whom the child depends upon and trusts; s/he may use the child’sdependency and affection to extort a promise of secrecy. A more brutal perpetrator may threaten to harm andeven kill the child or other family members or pets. Or the abuser may tell the child that the family will bebroken up, the child blamed, or the child taken away from home if the secret becomes known. These are notaltogether unrealistic fears for the child, unfortunately.For many people, an allegation or disclosure of sexual abuse is indeed hard to accept. This is particularly truewhen the perpetrator is a family member or an otherwise law-abiding, respectable, and seemingly “nice,”“normal” person. Many adults have a tendency to overlook, discount, minimize, explain away, or simplydisbelieve allegations of sexual abuse. Yet children rarely lie or invent stories on their own about beingsexually abused. The fact that children can sometimes be manipulated or coached should not dissuade anyonefrom reporting a child’s revelation of sexual abuse. All responsible adults, but particularly those who work withchildren, should be aware that sexual abuse occurs and should be alert for the opportunity to aid a child whoattempts to disclose abuse. The child’s need for support and protection must come first.Sexual assault by a stranger versus a family memberSexual assault of a child is a violation of the Penal Code, regardless of whether the perpetrator is a stranger orfamily member. Assault by a stranger and assault by a family member may involve similar criminal charges.In addition, an assault by a family member, especially one who lives in the household with the child, may bethe basis for a civil action such as removal of the child from the home. In fact, assaults by strangers are muchless common than assaults by persons known to the child. Perhaps the most common scenario for child sexualassault involves the male partner of a young girl’s mother (the girl is assaulted by her father, stepfather, orher mother’s boyfriend).Child molestersThe child molester is sexually attracted to children (usually children of a certain age) and assaults them toobtain sexual gratification. While anyone of any age, race, or gender can be a child molester, this person istypically an adult heterosexual male. Most often, molestation is not a “stranger” assault, and may not involveforce. Many child molesters relate quite well to children and seek out professions, jobs, or volunteer positionsthat give them access to children. They often make or collect child pornography.Their methods of seduction may include bribes and the use of pornography depicting sex between adults andchildren the age of the intended victim. The relationship with the child may develop over a period of weeks ormonths, becoming increasingly coercive and invasive. Child molesters repeatedly offend and may molest orattempt to molest literally hundreds of children before being caught. The victims, while frequently befriendedby the child molester, are generally not related by blood or marriage.Molestation is an umbrella term that includes a number of sex offenses against children including, but notlimited to:  Sexual assault  Sexual abuse  Statutory rape  Incest  Sexual exploitation 4
  5. 5.  Creation or distribution of child pornography  Indecent exposure  Child prostitution  Lewd and lascivious conductA person convicted of any of the above acts will suffer extensive damage to their personal, professional, andsocial life in addition to other serious penalties and punishments including imprisonment, loss of rights,financial reimbursement to the victim, and more.Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Charles Johnson has a wealth of experience handling sex crime cases and willwork diligently to ensure your legal rights and interests are protected every step of the way. His firm isdedicated to thoroughly investigating your case, building a strong defense, negotiating with other partiesto dismiss or reduce your charges, and more. If you want someone who is on your side,please contact Houston Lawyer Charles Johnson today for a complimentary consultation.Sexual Assault of a Child as Defined by LawLike all states, Texas protects children from sexual contact short of statutory rape. Like statutory rape,consent is not an issue, the age of consent is 17, and there is an affirmative defense if the two parties areclose in age:§ 21.11. INDECENCY WITH A CHILD. (a) A person commits an offense if, with a child younger than 17 yearsand not the person’s spouse, whether the child is of the same or opposite sex, the person:(1) engages in sexual contact [defined below]with the child or causesthe child to engage in sexual contact; or(2) with intent to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person:(A) exposes the person’s anus or any part of the person’s genitals, knowing the child is present; or(B) causes the child to expose the child’s anus or any part of the child’s genitals.(b) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under this section that the actor:(1) was not more than three years older than the victim and of the opposite sex;(2) did not use duress, force, or a threat against the victim at the time of the offense; and(3) at the time of the offense:(A) was not required under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, to register for life as a sexoffender; or(B) was not a person who under Chapter 62 had a reportable conviction or adjudication for an offenseunder this section. 5
  6. 6. (c) In this section, “sexual contact” means the following acts, if committed with the intent to arouse or gratifythe sexual desire of any person:(1) any touching by a person, including touching through clothing, of the anus, breast, or any part of thegenitals of a child; or(2) any touching of any part of the body of a child, including touching through clothing, with the anus,breast, or any part of the genitals of a person.(d) An offense under Subsection (a)(1) is a felony of the second degree and an offense under Subsection(a)(2) is a felony of the third degree.Sexual Assault (Statutory Rape)Forcible rape was a common law offense. Consensual sex with a child was criminalized by a statute byParliament, and is thus termed “statutory” rape. The Texas version is found in TPC sec. 21.011 (2). Itprovides that an actor commits an offense if he or she2) intentionally or knowingly:(A) causes the penetration of the anus or sexual organ of a child by any means;(B) causes the penetration of the mouth of a child by the sexual organ of the actor;(C) causes the sexual organ of a child to contact or penetrate the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of anotherperson, including the actor;(D) causes the anus of a child to contact the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of another person, including theactor; or(E) causes the mouth of a child to contact the anus or sexual organ of another person, including the actor.Note that like the forcible rape version, the statute is gender neutral and includes sex acts other than vaginalintercourse. There is no element of lack of consent .A child is defined as someone younger than 17 years of age who is not the spouse of the actor. Because theacts are consensual, there is, unlike in the forcible rape version, a spousal exception. Persons under 17 arepresumed incapable of giving a valid consent, except when married. Age 17 is referred to as the “age ofconsent,”–the age at which the law assumes a valid consent can be given.There is a defense of medical care: “(d) It is a defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(2) that theconduct consisted of medical care for the child and did not include any contact between the anus or sexualorgan of the child and the mouth, anus, or sexual organ of the actor or a third party.”There is also a defense if the offender and victim are close in age, are not close relatives, and the offenderdoes not have certain prior convictions for certain sex offenses. In these situations it is less likely that there issome form of improper exploitation of a young victim by an older predator. 6
  7. 7. (e) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under Subsection (a)(2) that:(1) the actor was not more than three years older than the victim and at the time of the offense:(A) was not required under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, to register forlife as a sex offender; or(B) was not a person who under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure, had a reportable conviction oradjudication for an offense under this section; and(2) the victim:(A) was a child of 14 years of age or older; and(B) was not a person whom the actor was prohibited from marrying or purporting to marry or with whom theactor was prohibited from living under the appearance of being married under Section 25.01.The statute does not say that the defendant must know that the victim is under 17, and Texas courts have notcreated such a requirement. Thus, (as in a majority of states) mistake of fact about the victim’s age is not adefense.New Super Aggravated Offenses: Continuous Sexual Abuse Of Young Child OrChildrenIn response to legal issues regarding notice, election, jeopardy and unanimity, the 80th Legislature addedSection 21.02 to the Penal Code, which defines a new offense entitled Continuous Sexual Abuse Of YoungChild Or Children. The new statute provides that a person commits an offense if, during a period of time of 30days or more, the person commits two or more acts of sexual abuse, regardless of whether the acts of sexualabuse are committed against one or more victims, and at the time of the commission of each of the acts ofsexual abuse, the actor is seventeen years of age or older and the victim is a child younger than fourteenyears of age. § 21.02(b). For purposes of this section an “act of sexual abuse”, includes aggravated kidnapingwith the intent to violate or abuse the victims sexually; indecency with a child, other than by touching thebreast of a child, or exposure; sexual assault of a child pursuant to section 22.011; aggravated sexual assaultunder section 22.021; burglary with the intent to commit one of the foregoing offenses; and sexualperformance by a child under section 43.25. §21.02(c), P.C.It is imperative that you contact Houston Lawyer Charles Johnson immediately when you learnthat you are under investigation for this serious offense. You can reach him directly at (713) 222-7577to discuss your options.Penalties for Child Abuse and SentencingA person charged with child abuse faces a wide range of penalties and sentencing possibilities, depending onseveral factors. These include the state where the abuse took place, the age of the child, whether the offenseinvolved sexual abuse, whether the child was physically or mentally injured, and the criminal history of theoffender. 7
  8. 8. Sentencing for child abuse and neglect cases is often difficult for everyone involved — especially since childabuse cases are often highly publicized and the potential for a social stigma on the family is great.In most states, child abuse may be charged as either a felony or a less serious offense depending on thecircumstances. The most severe cases of child abuse may carry felony lifetime sentences, while the leastserious cases are considered gross misdemeanors with potentially no jail time. Punishment will typically bemore severe if the offender has a prior record of criminal child abuse activity and greatly reduced if there is noprior record.For sentencing purposes, a person charged with child abuse may enter a guilty, not guilty, or no contest plea.In a large number of cases, sentencing will typically include probation or a prison term of up to five years.Sentencing in other, more serious, cases may include a longer prison term.Other possible penalties and/or consequences may include:  Lifetime requirement to register as a child sexual offender  Termination of parental rights  Ruined reputation  Criminal record  Supervised access to the child  Physical or actual loss and enjoyment of a child  Continual involvement with a child protective services agencyPeople who fail to report child abuse or neglect also face penalties and consequences in some states withmandatory reporting laws. In those states, if a person has reason to suspect that someone is abusing a child,they must report it through a hotline or law enforcement agency. Failure to report such cases in a timelymanner is considered a misdemeanor in most states and may result in fines, jail time, or both.Statute of Limitations for Sexual Assault of a Child CrimesFelony indictments must be presented within these time limits:No limitation:  Continuous sexual abuse of a young child/children  Aggravated sexual assault of a child  Sexual assault of a child  Indecency with a child  Sexual assault of an adult if DNA evidence is present20 years from the victim’s 18th birthday:  Sexual performance by a child  Aggravated kidnapping with intent to commit sexual offense  Burglary of habitation with intent to commit sexual offense 8
  9. 9. 10 years from the date of the commission of the offense:  Sexual assault of an adult  Aggravated sexual assault of an adultSections 21 and 22 of the Texas Penal Code define indecency with a child, sexual assault, aggravated sexualassault and other sex crimes. In these cases, “child” means a person younger than 17 years of age who is notthe spouse of the actor.Possible Defenses for Child Abuse ChargesDefending yourself against a child abuse charge can be difficult especially if it involves the testimony of achild. Combine that with the media’s negative depiction of child abuse offenders and it may seem impossibleto overcome the harsh realities of a child abuse allegation.If you are charged with child abuse – whether physical, emotional, or sexual – a criminal defense lawyer candevise a sound defense strategy and help cast doubt on the prosecutor’s case. Like other crimes, a personcharged with child abuse has the same rights as defendants of other crimes, including the right to defendthemselves against a criminal charge.While child abuse laws aim to protect children, the justice system is set up to vindicate those who arewrongfully accused. Below are some of the most common (and some not so common) defenses that a personmay assert on a child abuse charge:False Allegations of Child AbuseA common defense to child abuse charges is to say you didn’t do it. False accusations of child abuse are morecommon than most people think, especially in dysfunctional families or between parents who are involved in adifficult child custody battle. Although sometimes difficult to prove, the best strategy to defend false childabuse charges is to aggressively counter-attack allegations and show proof of the lie or similar wrongfulconduct by the accuser.The Injury Is a Result of an AccidentMost state child abuse laws do not punish accidents, unless the accident was a result of recklessness or grosscarelessness. Examples of true accidents may include pushing your child on a bike and causing him to fall andscrape his knees or unknowingly slamming your toddler’s hand in the door. When a child’s injuries are a resultof an accident, a person may raise this as a defense against child abuse charges but courts are split as towhether to prosecute parents who accidently cause harm to a child when acting with negligence (such asleaving a sleeping baby in a car alone on a hot day).The Injury Is a Result of Something Other Than Child AbuseSometimes parents are falsely accused of child abuse based on non-accidental situations, such as when a childfights with another child and injures himself or when a child has a pre-existing medical condition thatcontributes to her own injuries. For example, one type of disease called “brittle bone disease” has been raised 9
  10. 10. as a defense to show that one’s injuries were the result of a disorder that causes a child’s bones to breakeasily, and not a result of child abuse.Parent’s Right to DisciplineParents are generally free to discipline their children in any manner they choose, so long as the discipline isreasonable and causes no bodily injury. The question of how a parent disciplines a child (such as throughspanking or threat of spanking), however, is often the subject of many child abuse cases. In certaincircumstances, a parent, or one standing in “loco parentis “(such as a teacher), can raise the defense of“parental privilege” and claim that they had the right to reasonably discipline a child under their authority.However, if a child’s injuries are more serious than minor bruising as a result of the discipline, the parentalprivilege may not apply.Religious Beliefs or ExemptionEven though it’s hard to grasp the thought of a child dying from an easily treatable illness, parents may claiman exemption to child abuse for religious reasons when a child dies because of a parent’s failure to seekmedical care for their sick child. Although controversial, this religious exemption is a defense in all but ahandful of states, and allows parents to escape charges of child abuse if they choose to pray for their sickchildren rather than take them to a doctor.Munchausen Syndrome by ProxyIn rare cases, an individual accused of child abuse may raise the little-known defense called MunchausenSyndrome by Proxy (MSBP). MSBP is used to describe incidents in which a child caregiver, usually the mother,either lies about or promotes illnesses in their children in an attempt to draw attention or sympathy tothemselves. This defense usually requires proof of psychological or medical data.There may be other defenses available depending on the circumstances in your particular case. If you needassistance with defending charges of Child Abuse in Houston, Attorney Charles Johnson can help youunderstand your rights with respect to child abuse laws in your state. You can contact him directly day ornight at (713) 222-7577 to discuss your case.Hire the Best Houston Child Abuse Lawyer: The Charles Johnson Law FirmThe abuse or neglect of a child can have devastating effects on childrenand their families, as can false allegations, underreporting, and lack ofknowledge. Child abuse is often zealously prosecuted and certain peopleare required by law to report instances of child abuse believed to havetaken place.When very small children are involved, the statements of the childrenthemselves can be manipulated by the investigator. When older childrenare involved, the child’s behavioral or emotional problems can result infalse accusations or manipulation of the investigator’s sympathy. In many 10
  11. 11. cases, a child may simply tell the investigator what he or she thinks the investigator wants to hear.The goal in a child abuse prosecution is to protect you from the criminal penalties that would follow aconviction and to protect your professional and family interests. Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Charles Johnsonknows how to challenge the findings of a CPS investigation and broaden the inquiry to cover circumstancesthat show you in a better light as a parent or child care professional.Child abuse is, of course, a very sensitive issue and Houston Domestic Violence Lawyer CharlesJohnson will address your case with this firmly in mind. Any children who are involved in the case will beengaged in the proceedings as little as possible in order to shield them from this litigation. When theirinvolvement is necessary to improve the chances of a positive outcome, they will be treated with the utmostcare and respect. Attorney Johnson is well versed in all areas of domestic violence and abuse cases and isready to assist you in your legal matter. Contact him directly around the clock at (713) 222-7577 to discussyour case.Posts Related to Facing False Charges of Child Abuse? Select the LeadingHouston Child Abuse Lawyer Charles Johnson  False Allegations of Sexual Assault of a Minor: Guilty Until Proven Innocent by Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Charles Johnson Texas takes cases of sexual assault against a child very seriously. If the state can prove that an act involving a child was for the ...  Arrested for Assault? Why You Need a Skilled Houston Criminal Lawyer When Accused of Assault Charges If you have been charged with Assault in Houston, you may face serious jail time. When facing criminal charges it is crucial that you act quickly ...  Houston Lawyer: Arrested For Child Pornography? Houston Lawyer Charles Johnson aggressively defends clients charged with a sexual offense. He handles all sexual offense charges, whether in state or federal court, and ...  Best Houston Sexual Assault Lawyer: Arrested For Sexual Assault? Numerous states have undertaken a revision of their rape and sexual assault laws, creating a broad set of sexually related crimes. These crimes are frequently ...  Charged with Sexual Assault? Protect Your Future With the Leading Houston Sex Crimes Lawyer Unlike many other types of criminal defense cases, sexual assault defense cases require an extremely delicate touch. Sexual assault is a term which encompasses rape, ... 11
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