September 19, 2011

Gordon Ray Bodkin, 45, was arrested last month in Huntington Beach, CA for sexual assault on a young girl after reportedly the girl’s father saw him standing over her, naked from the waist down.

Bodkin faces numerous felony sexual assault charges that could put him in jail for the remainder of his life. There also has been an allegation of a sentencing enhancement of substantial sexual conduct with a child. If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years to life in state prison.

Bodkin has a list of criminal convictions in recent years that include theft, burglary, forgery and driving under the influence. While these are serious offenses, Bodkin’s most recent arrest will require the services of an experienced Orange County sex crimes lawyer if he wants to avoid significant prison time.

To be convicted of these charges, the prosecutor will have to prove several elements.

If you were charged with a violation of Penal Code section 288.7(a), the People must prove that:

  1. You engaged in an act of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child
  2. When you did so, the child was 10 years of age or younger
  3. At the time of the act, you were at least 18 years old.

Upon a conviction for this crime, you would be sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison. If you or a loved one have been accused or charged with this crime, it is very important that you speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately, like the attorneys at Wallin & Klarich. We have over 30 years of experienced handling this type of matters and can assist you in obtaining the best possible result. Call the law firm of Wallin & Klarich today at (877) 466-5245 to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney about your case.

Author:Stephen D. Klarich

Stephen D. Klarich is one of the most highly respected sex crime attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Klarich a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Klarich founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Klarich has been successfully representing clients for more than 38 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors, felonies and other sex crimes. View all posts by Stephen D. Klarich.

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