Facing accusations of aggravated sexual assault of a minor is a serious matter that must be addressed quickly and aggressively. From the potential personal and professional consequences associated with such an egregious allegations to stiff criminal penalties, including jail time and sexual offender registration, there is no time to wait building a strong criminal defense when facing accusations of a serious criminal sex crime.
It was recently reported that the former dean of students at American Boychoir School in Plainsboro, New Jersey, is facing accusations that he sexually assaulted a minor, while looking after him. According to news reports, the man is accused of abusing an 11-year-old from West Windsor at his home between April 2013 and June 2013. The alleged sexual assault is reported to have taken place on multiple different occasions.
New York, New Jersey and Georgia marshals’ arrested the 55-year-old former dean in Georgia. According to a report from the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Ewing man is facing multiple sex crime charges, including second-degree sexual assault charges, second degree endangering the welfare of a child charges and first degree aggravated sexual assault charges. The former teacher has been returned to New Jersey.
Accusations of criminal sexual assault or criminal sexual misconduct can have a profound effect on the life of those accused. If convicted of a sex crime, such as sexual assault, individuals can face serious penalties, such as prison time and lifetime registration as a convicted sex offender. In addition, the consequences to a person’s personal life and professional life could be awfully damaging, as well as emotionally distressing.
Source: New York Daily News, “Former American Boychoir School dean arrested in alleged sexual assault of New Jersey boy,” Lee Moran, Feb. 5, 2014