NFL Player Albert Haynesworth Indicted for Sexual Abuse in Washington, D.C.
Washington Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth was indicted by a grand jury Tuesday on misdemeanor sexual abuse charges from a complaint filed in February after an incident occurred with a waitress at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Haynesworth allegedly caressed a female waitress’ breasts after allowing him to slip a credit card in her shirt because her hands were filled with glasses.
Haynesworth’s agent announced in February that there was no truth behind the allegations and no crime was committed. This allegation brought against Haynesworth is the second for the month of February. Police in Virginia said Haynesworth assaulted a man at a traffic stop several days earlier.
Sexual abuse is also referred to as molestation and occurs when someone forces any unwanted sexual behavior onto another person. Sexual abuse can take the shape of many criminal acts including rape, voyeurism, unwanted touching, kissing or fondling and even the exposure of genitalia. For a misdemeanor charge of sexual abuse similar to what Haynesworth is facing, consequences can include 180 days in jail or a $1,000 fine. In Florida, sexual abuse is considered a serious charge. If you are found guilty of a sexual abuse charge your life can be negatively impacted, even if no jail time is served.
If you have been accused of sexual abuse anywhere in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Lawyers online or call 866-608-5529.