On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Sex Crimes on Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sex crimes are serious in Kentucky, just as they are in other states across the country. What is important to remember, however, is that all persons charged with a sex crime are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Earlier this month, a county constable in Kentucky was charged with a variety of sex offenses involving a 15 year old. The man was charged with one count of first-degree sexual abuse, two counts of third-degree sodomy and one count of third-degree rape. Police report that the constable surrendered to state police on his own.

According to authorities, after a three-month investigation it was determined that the alleged sexual abuse began back in February. Kentucky state police reported that they first received a complaint about the incident in September.

Facing a sexual assault charge can be difficult. The consequences of a conviction on these types of charges can last a lifetime. However, until the facts of this case come to light, no one should automatically assume that this individual is guilty of these crimes.

Those in Kentucky who are facing serious allegations like these would likely benefit from working with an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney will be able to explain the charges, and prepare a meaningful defense against the allegations. Regardless of the crime, everyone has the right to a strong legal defense. Laws in Kentucky and elsewhere can be confusing. Working with a dependable attorney may ensure a person charged with a crime is given the best chance at a favorable outcome.

Source: The Paducah Sun, “Constable jailed on sex crime charges,” Dec. 2, 2011