Two Men Accused of Forcing a Minor to Perform Sex Acts
Two South Florida men are accused of kidnapping a 12-year-old girl in April and forcing her into a home to have sex. The 23-year-old men are facing charges of kidnapping and sexual battery.
According to arrest reports, the men allegedly approached the girl as she was walking to her bus and asked her for sex which she supposedly declined. The men allegedly took the girl to a house and made her perform oral sex.
The reports indicate that a few weeks later the men allegedly tried to force the girl into performing sex acts again. She supposedly ran away and called police.
The men are currently in Broward County Jail on no bond.
Florida law constitutes sexual battery or rape as any oral, anal or vaginal penetration by the sexual organ of another, or any object. In many sexual battery or rape cases, police notify the accused of pending accusations before making an official arrest. By hiring a Rape Defense Lawyer at Whittel & Melton prior to an arrest we can work with police to uncover favorable evidence, which could result in no arrest or lessened charges. If law enforcement officials do decide to arrest and charge you with sexual battery, we can notify police that you have invoked your right to an attorney and your right to remain silent. It is important to be aware that within the first 24 hours of your arrest we can work towards getting you a pre-trial release or a lower bond amount.
We like to think that all law enforcement officials and prosecutors with the State Attorney’s Office are honest, reliable and unable to behave corruptly, but the truth is, criminal justice can be flawed by even one bad apple. Official misconduct can occur at every stage and level of a criminal investigation and proceeding. Common flawed behavior by police can include offering suggestions during identification procedures, intimidating the accused into giving false confessions, making false statements in front of the jury, giving incentives for unreliable information from unstable informants and even concealing exculpatory evidence from prosecutors. Even prosecutors can behave unethically by hiding exculpatory evidence from the defense, purposely destroying or tampering with evidence, coercing defense witnesses to not testify, using fraudulent experts and making misleading statements to the jury.
The Law Offices of Whittel & Melton can protect your rights for your case from start to finish. It is important to have someone on your side, so contact us today for a free consultation.
If you are facing any type of rape allegation in the state of Florida, contact the Florida Sex Crimes Defense Lawyers online or reach us toll-free at 866-608-5529.