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California sex crimes: Arrest made in rape case

A 49-year-old man was recently arrested for his alleged involvement in the rape of a young woman. The incident reportedly occurred on New Year's Eve in the San Diego area. Sex crimes of this nature are treated seriously by authorities. In accordance with the laws of California, if convicted, the accused could face a number of significant consequences.

According to a recent report, the accused allegedly attacked the victim in Pacific Beach. The woman was visiting from out of town and was supposedly not very familiar with the area. Authorities say that the accused found the woman alone at Garnet Avenue and Mission Boulevard. The assault is said to have occurred in his truck.

A detailed description of the accused and his vehicle was provided to investigators by the victim, leading to his arrest. This individual has a criminal record and was on parole at the time of the incident. At this time, police have not indicated the specific charges that are expected to be filed in this case.

Sex crimes cases can be tough to tackle, as the rights of the accused and of the victim must both be protected. As with any criminal case, prosecutors bear the burden of proof -- meaning it is up to them to provide a high degree of proof of the accused's guilt regarding the crime charged. The failure to do this successfully could result in a reduction of charges or even a case dismissal. To help fight the accusations of sexual assault in California, the accused can employ a criminal defense focused on doing everything possible to secure an outcome that best suits his current and future circumstances.

Source: NBC San Diego, "Arrest in Pacific Beach Alleged Sex Assault: PD", Monica Garske, Regina Ruiz and Wendy Fry, Jan. 22, 2016

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