The Detroit Free Press reports that a 17-year-old boy will be charged today in connection with a sexual assault that allegedly took place at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.
The boy is facing three separate charges. He is being charged with assault with intent to commit a penetration, a ten-year felony. He also faces second-degree criminal sexual conduct and fourth degree criminal sexual conduct charges. Second-degree criminal sexual conduct involves touching of a sexual nature of an intimate body part without some form of penetration. If convicted, he could face up to five years in prison. The teen also faces fourth-degree criminal sexual assault charges, which carry a penalty of two years in jail.
If you are under investigation for or have been charged with any Michigan sex crime, it is critical to contact an experienced Michigan criminal sexual conduct defense lawyer immediately to investigate the allegations and begin preparing your defense.
Here, many factors affect the charges facing the teen. First, special circumstances surround the boy’s arraignment. The suspect is still a minor and will be arraigned via video. Additionally reports indicate that while police have now identified him as 17-years-old, he was earlier classified him as an adult. Court records list the boy as homeless. News sources state that suspect was visiting someone else when the attack occurred.
Here, as in any situation where the investigation is still ongoing and the details unclear, it is especially important to have an aggressive sex crimes defense attorney protecting your future and your freedom.
For more information or if you have been charged with any Michigan sex crime, contact the aggressive Michigan sex crimes attorneys at Grabel & Associates 24/7 for a free consultation.