When one refers to “Sex Crimes” they are referencing a very broad area of law. Generally speaking, a sex crime is one where a sexual act is performed without another person’s consent. When an adult has sex with a minor, even if consent is given, it is considered statutory rape. Other, so called, sex crimes could be prostitution, indecent exposure, failure to register on a sex offenders list, creation or distribution of pornography and the list goes on and on.
Many people feel they can do or say anything on the internet because nobody is watching them. This is simply no longer the case. Each state has unlimited resources and access to your computer records and searches. Under cover police officers participate in internet chat rooms attempting to catch users soliciting a minor or a prostitute. If you are being charged with solicitation of a minor on the internet you cannot face the Judge alone.
In a world where children are growing up with smart phone cameras from an early age they are not as nearly cautious as adults are with their use. In many cases a minor child will take a picture and transmit it electronically. Now, the sender has created child pornography and distributed it. The over zealous State may prosecute her for creation and distribution of child pornography. If not careful the sender will be on a register sex offenders list for the rest of his/her life.
When the state charges you with a sex crime the stakes could not be any higher. You could be facing a felony conviction, mandatory prison time, and registration on a sex offenders list. If convicted of a sex crime you could lose your job your friends, and your family. If you have been charged with a sex crime you need an experienced attorney by your side in the court room.