Michigan sex crime defense attorneys understand that while there are plenty of sexual predators in society today who commit heinous crimes, there are also many innocent individuals who are accused of crimes such as rape, sexual assault and even child molestation. Individuals who are convicted of these offenses often face extremely harsh penalties, including the requirement to register as a sex offender, which can ruin a person’s life and reputation forever. Registered sex offenders frequently find it difficult or impossible to obtain employment, housing, or to secure a student loan or professional license. The stigma will hang over the accused individual’s life forever, often preventing acceptance into society.
Recently, a 27-year-old Carrollton Township man was charged with sexually assaulting a woman who was alleged to be mentally incapable and/or physically helpless at the time. Anthony S. Broemer was formally charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct against someone who is incapacitated. If convicted, he could face life in prison.
Police state that at the time of the alleged assault, the victim was unconscious. The crime occurred in Saginaw on May 27th according to news reports, which state that Broemer was arraigned on Monday, November 26 and remains in jail. He is being held on $250,000 bond after Saginaw County District Judge Terry L. Clark entered a not guilty plea on Broemer’s behalf.
Broemer was scheduled to go before District Judge Kyle Higgs Tarrant for a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, December 4th.
First-degree criminal sexual conduct is an extremely serious charge, the most serious of all sexual offenses. Michigan’s Penal Code 750.520b states that individuals are subject to a conviction on charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct if that individual engages in sexual penetration with another individual, accompanied by various other circumstances. One of these circumstances includes if the other person is incapacitated, physically helpless, mentally disabled or otherwise incapable.
It is essential to obtain the services of the best Michigan criminal sexual conduct attorney available; your freedom and reputation are literally hanging in the balance without skilled and capable legal counsel.