A Harris County deputy has been charged with sexual assault after a complaint was filed by the victim. The defendant was charged after an investigation. He allegedly called the woman to his patrol car and sexually assaulted her.
What is Sexual Assault, and How is it Prosecuted?
Sexual Assault is usually charged as a second-degree felony. Texas law defines sexual assault as any non-consensual sexual contact which involves penetration or contact with the victim’s sexual organs, anus, or mouth. Someone can also be charged with Sexual Assault if he/she has sex with a mentally disabled person, unconscious, or the victim is incapable of understanding the situation or resisting the assault.
If convicted, the punishment includes a prison sentence that ranges from 2-to-20 years, a fine of up to $10,000.00, and a lifetime sex offender registration requirement.
Accused of a Sex Crime in Houston?
Call Jack B. Carroll & Associates. 713-228-4607
If you have been charged or are under investigation for Aggravated or Super Aggravated Sexual Assault, contact Jack B. Carroll & Associates’ criminal law office immediately for a thorough case review. Time is of the essence in these types of cases, as many times, an experienced criminal justice attorney can prevent charges from being filed. Take a look at the case results on their website and call 713-228-4607 to talk with someone.