On behalf of Dickman Law Offices, P.S.C. posted in Sex Crimes on Friday, December 16, 2011

Kenton County has harsh penalties for those convicted of sex crimes, particularly those committed against minors and rightly so. However, when someone is charged with a sex crime, one of the consequences is a stigma that often follows the accused for the rest of the individual’s life, whether or not they were guilty in the first place. One woman convicted of raping the 15-year-old friend of her son now finds herself at the center of another controversy.

The woman was a former Hollywood makeup artist. Upon conviction, she served 60 days in jail and was required to register as a sex offender for 20 years. Additionally, she was ordered to undergo sex offender treatment. She is now currently under investigation for allegedly violating unspecified terms of her release.

According to reports, the Kenton County woman reportedly got into an argument with the mother of the 15-year-old victim during a production of the musical Wicked at the Arnoff Center last month. It is unknown if she was ordered to avoid contact with the victim or his family. However, the accused’s husband protests the allegations, and says the incident never occurred and wants the accuser prosecuted.

Parole is a conditional release of an inmate, after they have served all or part of their sentence. Conditions vary, but each inmate is assigned a parole officer to monitor their behavior. If any of the conditions are violated by the inmate, the individual can face re-imprisonment.

As easy as it is to make judgments about sex crimes offenders, it is important to remember that those convicted of a crime have rights as well. If this woman has been falsely accused of this recent altercation, she is placed at risk of violating her parole and could thus face further action before the criminal court that originally sentenced her. But an accusation is nothing without proof, and investigators will now have to piece together what did or did not happen. Those on parole must tread softly and always err on the side of caution to avoid further legal difficulties.

Source: The Fox 19, “New trouble for Jeni Lee Dinkel?,” Dec. 6, 2011