If you’re familiar with Dateline NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” then you know that it’s never a good idea to meet with anyone you chatted with online. For starters, there’s no telling what kind of people are in those chat rooms. The internet is flooded with killers, rapists, con artists and…cops.
In Thousand Oaks, California, there is an entire team dedicated to the prosecution of people who come into the city with the intent of having sex with minors they met online. One second, you’re in a fantasy chat room and next thing you know, a cop is arresting you for soliciting sex with a minor in California.
The Ventura County Star posted a recent article about Thousand Oaks efforts in finding perpetrators online.
The consequences of a conviction are severe and could mean that you are sent to prison or county jail. In addition, you may have to register as a sex offender for the rest of your life if you’re convicted of certain crimes. You may have defenses you are not aware of. If you are arrested for this type of crime, it’s important that you have a well versed attorney on your side.
If you or someone you love is being charged with a sex crime, you must realize that it is extremely serious and that it can impact the rest of your life. Call Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 466-5245 and let us help you fight these charges with our experience of over 30 years in defending people accused of sex crimes.