A young mother in California is facing a number of serious criminal charges for her alleged involvement in child pornography and other sex crimes involving minors. Sex crimes of this nature have to be handled delicately in order to protect everyone involved. A strategic criminal defense may provide what is necessary to ensure the best interests of the accused are being considered.
According to a recent report, a 25-year-old woman was arrested following accusations of alleged involvement in child pornography and committing lewd acts on a minor. When it comes to the pornography charges, she is accused of taking and distributing pictures of a 4-year-old relative. Police believe she sold the images and/or exchanged them for gifts.
When it comes to the lewd acts charges, she is facing three counts. No further information has been released regarding this specific matter. At this time, it is unknown as to whether the accused is being held by authorities or if she has been released. A court date has been scheduled for this case for the end of October.
The charges filed in this case are not only going to affect the accused, but also the lives of her three young children. The potential consequences for sex crimes convictions in California, particularly those cases involving minors, can include lengthy prison terms, fines and a number of other penalties. The accused in this case stands to lose her children and her freedom. With so much on the line, she deserves the best possible criminal defense offered on her behalf. She, alongside counsel, can work to find the best resolution for her case, hopefully one that gets her back to her children and her life as swiftly as possible.
Source: seattlepi.com, "California pageant winner charged in child pornography case", Oct. 10, 2015