Sex crimes: Utah man charged re online chats
Some individuals may feel like victims if they find themselves being the subject of criminal charges. Charges for sex crimes, drug possession or any number of allegations can cause those accused to face harrowing consequences if they are convicted. As a result, many accused parties may wish to consider consulting with an attorney regarding their specific cases.
One man in Utah may be taking such action after recently being taken into custody. Reports stated that the man had allegedly been chatting online with an individual that he believed to have been a 13-year-old girl. However, police officers were actually on the other side of the chats. The chats that purportedly took place between the man and the officers were reportedly sexual in nature.
The man had allegedly planned to meet up with the believed-to-be young girl, but upon arriving at the meeting place, he was taken into custody by police. As a result, the man is currently facing multiple charges, including sexual exploitation of a minor and dealing in harmful materials to a minor. At the time of the report, the man was still in custody, and his bail had been set at $25,000 cash only.
Allegations for sex crimes could have a significant effect on the man’s life, and as he prepares for his case, he may want to determine which defense strategies could prove most beneficial to him. If he wishes to better understand the charges and other aspects of his case, he may wish to confer with an experienced Utah criminal defense attorney. Discussing his predicament and gathering more information could assist him in feeling more confident as his case proceeds.
Source: sltrib.com, “Utah governor’s half brother charged with soliciting sex from a minor“, June 7, 2016
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