Have you or someone you know been falsely accused of a sexual crime? Sadly, false sexual accusations have the power to ruin lives, sometimes permanently tarnishing someone’s reputation, destroying their business or livelihood and drastically affecting interpersonal relationships— not to mention the legal consequences.
For someone convicted of a sexual offense, from sexual assault and statutory rape to child pornography and human trafficking, legal repercussions can include large penalties, sex offender registration and even prison time.
According to criminal defense attorney, Jonathan W. McConnell,
“When it comes to false sexual accusations, it is usually someone close to the defendant who is making the false claim.”
Specializing in criminal defense, the McConnell Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, has developed a list of common false sexual allegation types. Of course, every case is different and no conclusions should be drawn without first consulting an attorney about the specifics of your case.
Common Types of False Sexual Accusations
- An ex-spouse (or soon-to-be-ex-spouse) may make the accusation for some type of leverage.
- An adult or minor may be seeking revenge or may wish to ruin the reputation of a family member, friend or coworker. This type of accusation could include a teenager who is angry at their parent or step-parent and wishes to “get even.”
- A child or even an unstable adult may make the accusation out of a desire for attention.
- A child or mentally impaired individual may make the accusation because they have been confused by outside information and may have even been coerced into believing an untrue story.
Defending Against a False Sexual Accusation
If you are in the Wichita, Kansas, area and have been accused of a false sexual offense, the McConnell Law Firm can help. Specializing in false sexual accusations, our team is led by McConnell, who strives to leave no stone unturned in defense of our clients.
In a recent case, a Wichita man was falsely accused of rape. McConnell spent the next year heavily investigating the case, utilizing private investigators, medical experts, and even an anonymous letter to form the defense that resulted in the dismissal of charges.
Please contact the McConnell Law Firm today for a free consultation on your false sexual accusation case.