Man Not Guilty of Child Sexual Abuse

A 49-year-old employee of an intelligence agency was arrested and charged with 15 counts of sexual offenses and child sexual abuse. The alleged victim was the client’s daughter. At the time of the charges, she was an adult, and had not resided with the client and the family for several years. Her allegations related to incidents that allegedly occurred before she left the family home.

Bond was initially set at $750,000.00, which the client understandably could not post. After bond was reduced, he was released. Mr. Smith then filed legal motions attacking the Indictment because certain charges were legally defective. Some of the sexual offense laws had changed, and impermissibly overlapped during the time periods stated in the criminal charges. In addition, Mr. Smith maintained that other criminal charges were not in existence at the time of the alleged offenses, which violated the Constitution’s prohibition against “ex post facto” laws (i. e., a law cannot make something criminal after the fact).

Eight charges dismissed as a result ofMr. Smith’s pretrial legal motions. The remaining charges proceeded to trial before a jury. Mr. Smith presented a vigorous defense. The jury returned verdicts of not guilty as to all remaining charges.

After the client was cleared successfully of all charges, all records relating to the client’s arrest and prosecution were expunged.

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