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Sex Crimes in Granada Hills

Posted on: November 30, 2010 at 6:58 p.m.

The San Fernando Valley is no stranger to sex crimes and sex crime accusations, and the San Fernando Criminal Defense Attorney who has to represent someone charged with a sex crime is facing an uphill battle. When the sex crime involves violence or children, then the penalties and life time consequences become even more serious. Recently, a teacher at a Christian school in Granada Hills went to court, facing 20 sex related charges involving the alleged molestation of an underage student. The man, who is on leave from Hillcrest Christian School in Granada Hills is scheduled to be arraigned in San Fernando Superior Court in December. There was no comment from his San Fernando Criminal Defense Attorney, and no word on whether he had hired a private attorney to defend him.

The man is a 51 year old teacher who is charged with 16 counts of oral copulation with a person under the age of 18 years old, three counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and one count of sodomy of a person under the age of 18 years of age according to the District Attorney's office. He was arrested in November by detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit and released on bail. However, he was re-arrested later in November in connection with the charges and is currently in jail in lieu of $1 million bail. The alleged crimes occurred between April and November of this year, and police declined to offer the age or gender of the alleged victim. If this man is convicted, he faces a maximum state prison term of 15 years and eight months, as well as a lifetime on the California Sex Offender Registry. He has been employed at the school for eight years where he served as a health teacher, athletic director and assistant coach for the boys basketball and baseball teams.

As you can see, the consequences of being convicted for a sex crime against a minor are more than serious. The only real defense would be to hire a highly skilled, highly experienced San Fernando Criminal Defense Attorney to represent you in and out of court. At Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP, our attorneys possess over 50 years of combined experience, including many years in local District Attorneys' Offices. Their unique level of knowledge about the courts, prosecution tactics and police investigations allows us to provide our clients with top notch legal representation. If you have been charged with a sex crime, call us today at 877-781-1570.

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