Wisconsin Police Officer Resigns Following Sexual Crime Chargesby Gamino Law Offices on 08/09/13
Sexual assault is a terrible crime that occurs more often than imagined in Wisconsin. Both women and men can be the targets and the perpetrators of sexual crimes, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that an accusation of assault or rape is valid.
As Attorney Carlos Gamino will tell you, there have been many incidents involving false accusations of sexual crime that have caused innocent people’s lives to be ruined. Take, for example, the recent exoneration of Brian Banks, a football player who was imprisoned on false rape charges made by fellow classmate, Wanetta Gibson, in 2002. Gibson finally admitted she made the whole thing up and Banks’ conviction has been lifted.
Here in Wisconsin, a police lieutenant has just resigned following a court appearance on sexual crime accusations. The Wisconsin Rapids officer was accused of posing as a teen girl in order to convince teen boys to send him nude pictures via the web.
The Wisconsin police officer was arrested last week on suspicion of child enticement, child exploitation, and other sexual crimes. He is facing a hefty charge, as all those accused of a sexual crime do, including expensive fines and jail time. But though we may not yet know what happened in this particular case, what we do know is that there are many times in which an innocent person is convicted of a crime they did not commit, and when it comes to a sexual crime conviction, the results can be life-changing.
Anyone charged with a sexual crime in Wisconsin would do well to consult with an experienced attorney. Having a knowledgeable Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer on a sexual crime case can protect the defendant’s rights, especially when the charges against them were made falsely, and help obtain the best possible verdict.