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Sexual Assault

Minneapolis Sexual Assault

Prepared to defend you against sexual assault allegations

Sexual assault is any type of sexual activity to which the victim does not give consent. It can include:

  • Inappropriate touching
  • Sexual intercourse against the victim's will
  • Attempted rape
  • Child molestation

Minneapolis sex assault can be any act that forces a person to join in unwanted sexual contact or attention.  Examples of this include the following:

  • Voyeurism — Occurs when someone watches private sexual acts
  • Exhibitionism — Takes place when someone exposes himself or herself in public
  • Incest — Involves sexual contact between family members
  • Sexual harassment — Occurs when an employee makes unwelcome verbal or physical sexual advances to another employee against his or her wishes.

Sexual assault offenses can also include indecent exposure, prostitution, rape, child sexual abuse, and Internet pornography. Often, there is a fine line between sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Usually a sexual assault occurs when someone touches any part of another person's body in a sexual way without that person's consent, even through clothing.

False allegations

False allegations do occur. Public awareness of sexual abuse has increased and more reports of possible abuse are being made, but not all reports are substantiated.  Even good faith accusations may not be true, and often, false allegations are made to harm the accused.

But even false allegations can be devastating, both to the accused and the victim. Minneapolis sexual assault charges can have an immediate destructive effect upon one's career, family life, and social standing. If you find yourself the victim of false allegations, a criminal defense attorney is necessary in order to take immediate action to defend yourself.

Defending against Minneapolis sexual assault charges

An effective sexual assault defense in Minneapollis or elsewhere in Minnesota demands that you clear your name quickly and completely. Unfortunately, you cannot do this on your own. Awkward attempts to clear your name may be misinterpreted, and may lead to the reverse effect — convincing others of your guilt.

You should immediately seek help from Minneapolis sexual assault attorneys who have experience in responding to investigations and handling police questions. At Jeff T. Ohara, Attorney at Law, PC, we can guide you in how to respond, how to behave, what to say, and what to do.

If you or one of your family members is facing a sexual assault charge in Minneapollis, it is vital for you to obtain the legal representation of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. The longer you wait, the harder it will become to mount a credible and effective defense.

We are here to help you

Someone facing sexual assault charges in Minneapolis or anywhere in the state of Minnesota should contact us for immediate help. Call experienced criminal lawyer Jeff T. Ohara at 616-235-2000 for a free consultation or contact us online.