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Sex Crimes, Minors and Schools

Posted on: January 13, 2009 at 7:59 a.m.

Los Angeles sex crimes attorneys know that laws are often written based upon the fears of the general public. For example, the penalties and laws surrounding sexual offense and sex crimes involving children are specific, broad and severe. The reason is that parents are protective of their children, and politicians want citizens to feel protected by the law. Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys know that when protecting someone accused of a sex crime involving a minor, they are fighting an uphill battle.

For example, a women was recently charged with forcing a minor to have sex with her and smoke marijuana with her. The woman accused of the sex crime is a guidance counselor at Santa Clarita High School.

The complaint filed in Chatsworth Superior Court alleges the William S. Hart High School District should have prevented guidance counselor Roselyn Hubble, 33, from abusing, molesting and harassing the boy, now 16, while he attended Golden Valley High School. The complaint alleges the alleged sexual contact occurred from January through September 2007.

Charges such as these have far ranging consequences for the accused. The women, who has only been accused mind you, will most likely be found guilty in the court of public opinion of this sex crime, and this will affect the rest of her private and professional life. For example:

With more and more employers doing deep background checks, even if found not guilty the woman faces a lifetime of rejections from any school district.

  • If found guilty, the woman may be placed on the sexual offender's list per "Megan's Law."

  • Many communities will attempt to keep this woman out of their neighborhoods should they find out what she's been accused of, which means she will be severely limited in finding housing.

  • If she is found guilty and has to register as a sex offender, her career options will be limited, and she surely have to end her education career.


California Sex Crime Legal Penalties
Of all crimes, sexual offenses tend to be the most vigorously prosecuted by law enforcement and district attorneys. Once a person is convicted a sexual offense, he/she may be punished with:
  • imprisonment
  • large fines
  • restitution
  • court ordered counseling
  • community service
  • probation
  • parole
  • mandatory Sex Offender Registration


Tagged as: sex crime accusations

Comments:

Mary on January 26, 2009 at 12:06 p.m. wrote:

I can't believe she did this. Two times with two different kids. What a sick person she is!!! I also read about the cocaine... Now weed too. She crazy... A head high school counselor.... WOW.. She needs to be locked up....


Jeff on January 26, 2009 at 12:04 p.m. wrote:

The above artilce does not mention that Roselyn Hubbell also was arrested while checking into a Reseda Motel with a different 16 year old boy. They had cocaine & alcohol on them.









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