A 19-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to rape a woman who was walking by herself on a trail through Arroyo Park in South Pasadena. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of January 24, 2011. A witness heard the woman screaming for help, and upon seeing the witness, the suspect fled, and the witness went after the man. The incident was reported to South Pasadena police, who apprehended the teen after an extensive search. Police say both the witness and the alleged victim have identified the man as the assailant.
California sex crimes are some of the most vigorously prosecuted and severely punished offenses in our criminal justice system today. When it comes to sex crimes, there is always the possibility of mistaken identity or false accusations. If convicted of a sex crime such as rape or sexual assault, the defendant faces significant punishment, including a lengthy prison sentence and mandatory registration as a sex offender. A sex crime conviction can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to get a job or even housing.
If you have been accused of a sex crime in California, you need an experienced Los Angeles sex crime defense attorney who will aggressively defend you and ensure that your rights are protected. The attorneys of Sitkoff & Hanrahan are former deputy district attorneys who understand both the prosecution and defense of sex crimes. We have more than 60 years of combined experience in criminal prosecution, investigation, and criminal defense. If you or a loved one has been charged with a California sex crime, please call our law offices at 866-430-8383 to discuss your case at no cost.