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Few criminal accusations are more dangerous than being charged with child molestation. 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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