Social Networking & Sex Crimes in Indiana
Accused of This Offense? Call Our Dearborn County Sex Crime Attorneys
Today most of us take for granted our ability to connect with others and build relationships through social networking online. Sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more are used by millions of people every day. While these sites make it easier than ever to make new friends and stay in touch with old ones, they also carry certain risks. Connecting with others through social networks can lead to sexual encounters that can have devastating consequences for the unsuspecting.
If you have been charged with any type of sex crime committed through online sites, you may be facing some frightening penalties. At Bleile & Dawson, our legal team concentrates its practice completely on sex crime defense which means we are fully-equipped to handle your case. With more than 30 years of shared experience among our Dearborn County sex crime lawyers, we have managed every type of charge involving sexual activity in and around Lawrenceburg.
Social Networking Sex Crimes & Internet Dating
Crimes involving social networking can include:
- Internet sex crimes, such as solicitation of a minor
- Sexting with a minor
- Sending or exchanging lewd photos such as selfies with a minor
- Teens sending nude pictures of themselves to others which can be considered child pornography under the law
Additionally, dating apps on smartphones can lead to sexual encounters in which the concept of “consent” has become a gray area. Are you “consenting” by meeting someone on such a networking app? This area of confusion can lead to false accusations of unlawful sexual behavior with dire consequences.
Because of this, it is smart to protect yourself by following some simple rules such as using adult-only sites, verifying that the person you are dealing with is an adult, and remaining alert to any indications that could lead to legal trouble. Because it is not always possible to verify another’s truthfulness through social media, you could be saving yourself a serious problem by ending the conversation and moving on.
Unfortunately, false accusations of internet sex crimes, and other sex crimes do occur. Should it happen to you, our sex crime defense lawyers in Lawrenceburg can use effective legal strategies to defend you.
Not Guilty Rape
Investigation Terminated, No Arrest of Client Rape, Gross Sexual Abuse
Case Dismissed Rape, Unlawful Sexual Contact With a Minor
No Charges Filed Child Pornography
Case Dismissed; No Criminal Charges Filed Child Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence
No Charges Filed; No Arrest Rape
No Charges Filed Gross Sexual Imposition
Client arrested but Failure to Indict Rape, Gross Sexual Imposition
No Charges Filed Incest
Trial, Decision of Judge to Dismiss Our Client Rape, Incest, Sexual Abuse of a Minor