The second a person is accused of a sex crime, especially a sex crime involving a minor, the negative impact of the accusation begins. The sheer stigma of being associated with this type of crime is very hard to recover from. The longer this stigma is associated with the accused, the more difficult it will be to save a person's reputation, career and future.
State and federal law enforcement agencies recently targeted illegal activities at massage parlors in Harris County. Following raids on the establishments, the district attorney's office opened a criminal case against each of the businesses where criminal activity was found to exist.The raids were prompted by new county regulations that require massage parlors to be licensed and submit to an inspection by the fire marshal. The recent raids resulted in citations for 48 violations of the fire code. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said the new county regulations opens the door to joint efforts by various county departments to attack crime in businesses that are sexually oriented.
Throughout the country there have been numerous accusations of inappropriate sexual activities between teachers and their students over the last several weeks. One Texas teacher is involved in the most recent string of allegations of sexual misconduct. The man is facing the possibility of a serious criminal case as the investigation proceeds.
Everybody deserves their day in court. This adage reflects the constitutional guarantee to due process, a court trial and a capable defense when someone is charged with a crime. One Texas man who was convicted on criminal charges of sexual assault in 2003 is getting a new trial. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals recently ruled that the man's defense was "deficient."