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Few criminal accusations are more dangerous than being charged with sexual assault of a child. Sex crimes involving children are heavily punished in Texas. If you are accused of committing any type of sexual assault involving a minor, it is imperative that you engage the services of an experienced sex crime defense attorney immediately.


Types of Child Sexual Assault Cases in Houston

Criminal charges can be filed for a range of illegal sex acts involving children. A “child” is defined under Texas law as a person under 17 years of age. The offenses involving sexual assault of a child include:

  • Inappropriate touching
  • Sexual penetration
  • Compelling child prostitution
  • Indecency with a child
  • Child pornography
  • Lewd behavior with a child
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Continuous sexual abuse of young child or children

Defense Against Child Sexual Assault Charges in Houston

Building a defense case is an involved process. The actions taken by your criminal defense attorney are a critical point in the success of your defense. The steps involved in crafting your defense will include:

  • A full investigation into the facts to ensure your rights have not been violated by police or the prosecution, and if so, move to have unlawfully gained evidence suppressed.
  • Professional witness interviewing techniques will be employed. Mr. Alston, as a former prosecutor, has exceptional skills in witness interviews and cross-examination tactics.

Performing investigations to reveal any discrepancies in the case, false statements, false allegations, or a parent or other party who has preyed upon a child’s suggestibility in an interrogation, such as suggesting or leading, as children, in many cases, may give false statements under certain circumstances, with innocent people imprisoned as a result.

Aggravated Sexual Assault

  • The penalties imposed are increased under certain circumstances, including:
  • Causes serious bodily injury or attempts to cause the child’s death
  • By words or acts puts the child in fear that death, severe bodily injury, or kidnapping will be inflicted if the child does not comply
  • The use of a deadly weapon in the crime
  • The child is under 14 years old

If the child in the case is under six years old, the minimum prison sentence is 25 years.

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