On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Sex Crimes on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Allegations of sex offenses in Kentucky are pernicious and prosecuted vigorously in our courts. An Indiana man currently stands accused of sexual assault and burglary in Hardin County. Purportedly, he entered the home of a female acquaintance and raped her. The burglary charge was added because he was said to have entered the home without an invitation.

The complainant says she has known the man for some time, having ended the relationship with him a short time prior to the supposed sex crime. After the Kentucky resident made the allegations, the police issued an arrest warrant. The warrant’s charges were officially sexual abuse in the first degree and burglary in the second degree. The man was arrested in Indiana shortly thereafter.

He was awaiting a court hearing at the Hardin County Detention Center. Conviction carries with it a possibility of five years in prison for sexual abuse and up to ten years for burglary. Like any other defendant in our criminal justice system, the man is presumed innocent of all charges unless and until proven guilty.

Any type of sexual misconduct is not tolerated in Kentucky, but to date there is nothing more than an allegation against the individual. However, the potentially serious consequences mandate a strong defense. In addition to seeking to ensure all legal rights have been protected, the person may well contest the claims made by the woman and that is the central purpose behind our system of justice. Every person accused deserves a well-prepared and forceful defense directed toward achieving a just result.

Source: WLKY, “Ind. Man Faces Sex Assault Charge In Hardin County,” Lexy Scheen, Aug. 29, 2011