A well-liked Tuscola County softball coach has been accused of having sex with a 14-year-old student. According to the Huron Daily Tribune, he has been charged with 12 counts, including 4 first degree criminal sexual conduct (CSC) and 8 second degree criminal sexual conduct charges. 1st degree CSC is sometimes referred to as rape. 2d degree CSC involves touching of a sexual nature of an intimate body part.
If charged with any sex crime, it is critical to contact an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer to protect your rights, your future, and your reputation.
Here, the alleged acts occurred on school grounds. The man came under investigation after the parent saw several personal text messages to the 14-year-old. News reports indicate that the people from around the community are heartbroken and don’t believe the accused is the same person they knew for so long.
Being accused of any crime is stressful – but being accused of a sex crime can be particularly upsetting. In addition to legal concerns, sex crime charges are often very damaging to your reputation and carry a social stigma. Unfortunately, even if later proven innocent it is hard to escape the past allegations. By contacting an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer early on to begin preparing a vigorous defense, it may be possible to minimize the consequences surrounding the charges.
For more information, or if you have been charged with a Michigan sex crime, contact the experienced sex crimes defense lawyers at Grabel & Associates for a free initial consultation.