I’m beginning to wonder if there are really any young girls actually suckered into meeting an adult male through the internet anymore. All I read about are sting operations conducted by police agencies, like this one in Huntington Beach, California.
This is a typical scenario. The police begin by lurking around on chat rooms, trying to connect with a potential suspect, baiting him by leaking out false information about age, gender and willingness to meet. The male takes the bait and shows up to the rendezvous, only to be met by cops. According to national health statistics, over 100,000 reported sex abuse cases occurred in 2007.
Molestation is a very serious crime that will almost always come with prison time. If the molestation is with someone who is kidnapped, or moved from the original area of assault, the sentence will be dramatically increased due to their inability to fight back. Consent is never a defense. Frequently, these types of cases are prosecuted in federal court as well. Whether you live in Irvine, Mission Viejo or Fullerton, if you are charged with molestation, hire a qualified molestation child abuse defense attorney in Orange County right away.
If you want to know more about molestation defense or your own charges, call Orange County criminal defense attorney William Weinberg in his Irvine, California criminal defense offices.