Sex Crimes: Child Sexual Abuse Charges
Charges of child sexual abuse can easily destroy a reputation and tear families apart. The allegations carry tremendous emotion and anger. Too often, the person accused of child sexual abuse is presumed guilty in a system that should treat every person as innocent until proven guilty.
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If you have been accused of child sexual abuse or if a loved one has been arrested on sex abuse charges, you need a lawyer who will listen to your side of the story and will investigate the charges. The criminal defense attorneys at Gover Perry & Shore have handled more sex crime cases than any firm in central Pennsylvania.
Child sexual abuse charges often happen in families. Family members are most likely to be accused of child sexual abuse. Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins have been guilty in many cases, so police and prosecutors often focus on family members. If you are under investigation or if you have been charged, contact an experienced sex crimes lawyer.
Age is a defining factor in sex crimes. When one person is under the age of 16 and the other person is four or more years older, the law presumes that the younger person could not have consented. The force used in sexual assault involving a minor could be physical, emotional or psychological.
Not everybody tells the truth. Our law firm has extensive experience investigating and trying sex crime cases. We know that accusers can have motives that have nothing to do with protecting a child. Our investigator looks for physical evidence and corroboration and explores possible motives of the accusers. Our lawyers have courtroom cross-examination skills that are aimed at finding the truth.
If you have been charged with child sexual molestation, indecent assault involving a minor or child sex abuse, you need a lawyer you can trust — a lawyer who will represent you throughout this ordeal. Contact Gover Perry & Shore in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, for a free consultation.