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Sexual Abuse Attorneys in Ohio

Without a strong Ohio sexual abuse defense attorney protecting your rights, you may suffer the adverse effects of false accusations and harsh conviction penalties. At Robey & Robey, we commit our efforts to devising effective defense strategies that potentially lead to case dismissal, reduced charges, or acquittal.

What is sexual abuse?

The Ohio Revised Code has specific definitions for sex crimes. Sexual abuse generally refers to child sexual abuse, which is any sexual activity with a child ― exposure, sexual contact (touching genitalia or female breasts), or penetration.

In any sex abuse case, the prosecution bears the burden of proof. Forensic examination of the child is pivotal to gathering evidence and must be performed by a qualified medical professional. Such professionals must examine children within 72 hours of the alleged sexual abuse, to gather evidence of:

  • Sexual contact through traces of the accused person's semen, blood, or saliva
  • Evidence of a struggle through skin or blood under the child's fingernails, body, or clothing
  • Debris or fibers from the alleged crime scene

To successfully defend a client, a sexual abuse defense attorney in Ohio often must delve into underlying reasons for false accusations.

Frequently, the accuser’s testimony is the main evidence to bring a case. Alleged child abuse may arise out of a child custody battle where a parent falsely asserts molestation or sexual activity with the child to put the other parent in a bad light. During desperate attempts to gain custody, parents making the false accusations may not realize the potentially severe consequences of their assertions.

Sex abuse penalties

Potential penalties that an Ohio sexual abuse defense lawyer fights against can run the gamut, because sex abuse is broad ― ranging from rape to sexual assault, sexual imposition, or child enticement for sexual motivation. Each of these charges carries different penalties, depending on whether it is a felony, misdemeanor, or if aggravated circumstances were involved. Child sex abuse in the form of child pornography has recently received disproportionately harsh sentencing — for one defendant, up to 30 years in prison — with more time than someone convicted of rape. The attorney in this case appealed and won greatly reduced sentencing by proving that the only charge the defendant was guilty of was downloading pornography.

Contact an Ohio sex abuse lawyer

Discuss your defense with an experienced Ohio sex abuse defense attorney. Call Robey & Robey at 877.219.2514 or contact us online to arrange a consultation.

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