Serious criminal charges can be brought against a person if he or she is accused of having committed a sex crime. If a person is convicted of such charges, he or she can be given serious criminal punishments. A sex crime conviction can also have major impacts on an individual's personal and professional life. Thus, being accused of having committed a sex crime can be an extremely serious matter.
Recently, a sex crime case has arisen in Florida. The case involves a 33-year-old man from Tampa. The man reportedly works as a massage therapist in Wesley Chapel. The man has been accused of having committed a sex crime against a woman.
According to the woman, on January 25, she was having a massage session. The session was reportedly being performed by the above-mentioned man. It has been alleged that, during this session, the man sexually assaulted the woman.
Police arrested the man earlier this week in connection to these allegations. The man has since been released on bond. According to the New Tampa Patch article which reported this story, the man faces a charge of sexual battery. The article did not mention what specific sentencing the man could face if he is convicted of this charge.
As this case illustrates, an individual can face major criminal charges if he or she is accused of having committed a sex crime. Thus, if a person is accused of having committed a sex crime, he or she may wish to consider seeking advice from a criminal defense attorney.
Source: New Tampa Patch, "Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Battery," Keli Sipperley, Feb. 28, 2012