A 29-year-old Westminster man has been arrested for attempted rape and sexual battery. ABC7 reports that the alleged sex offenses occurred when a 29-year-old woman met the man at a gas station and agreed to follow him to a playground on Westminster Boulevard, where she told officials she was assaulted. Officials examined the scene where the alleged crime took place and arrested the man based on forensic evidence.
Attempted rape and sexual battery in Orange County are serious crimes with serious consequences. Under California Penal Code 243.4 (a): “Any person who touches an intimate part of another person while that person is unlawfully restrained by the accused or an accomplice, and if that touching is against the will of the person touched and is for the purpose of sexual arousal, sexual gratification, or sexual abuse, is guilty of sexual battery.” An individual who is convicted of these charges could be punished with jail or prison time and severe fines.
If you have been accused of attempted rape or sexual battery, you need an experienced Orange County sex crime defense lawyer who will aggressively fight for your rights. The skilled criminal defense lawyers of Sitkoff & Hanrahan will conduct a thorough investigation, interview witnesses and examine evidence in order to build a solid legal defense. A sexual assault, rape, attempted rape or any other sex crime charge can change the course of your life, your career and your future. Call us today at 1-866-430-8383 to discuss your case and learn about your rights.