Being accused and possibly convicted of a crime can often have long-term repercussions on a person's life. A sex crime in particular can carry with it negative consequences associated that can affect an individual's personal life as well as professional life. Some consequences may include jail time and being placed on a sex offender registry.
There has been an increase in public awareness of sex crimes, which has led to an increase in reported allegations of sexual offenses. However, not every sexual assault charge is warranted, and false accusations, even when made in good faith, can result in serious damage to the reputation and personal life of the accused.