We like to think of high school students as protected from sexual assault, but according to the CDC, rape and other sex crimes are being reported at alarming rates here in the United States. In fact, Justice Department statistics reveal that nearly 20 percent of girls between the ages of 14 and 17 have been victims of sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. With these shocking numbers, it’s clear that sexual assault happens more often that we would like to admit.
Luckily, authorities are taking sex crime accusations more seriously and now investigating any claims of these crimes. Victims are more likely to get justice, as police departments across Michigan become more open to aggressively pursuing such crimes. In fact, police departments are even more likely to take a claim not backed up by physical evidence much more seriously.
What If You Have Been Accused of a High School Sexual Assault?
Unfortunately, sometimes police zeal to prosecute the alleged perpetrators of high school sexual assaults can lead to unfair arrests. High school students are still young, which means that sometimes situations can be misconstrued or circumstances can lead to the arrest of an innocent person. These cases are extremely delicate, since an innocent student’s life could be forever impacted such accusations. If convicted, even a minor could spend years incarcerated.
No matter what has happened, high school sexual assault cases require a high level of care to protect both the victim and the accused from the long-term impact of such a situation. Investigations must be done properly, and police should treat everyone involved fairly. No high school student ever deserves to suffer through becoming the victim of a sexual assault, and no high school student ever deserves to suffer through becoming the victim of a false accusation.
At the Davis Law Group, we believe in the system, and that justice should be served fairly. That’s why we have dedicated our firm to providing our clients with the best defense possible, especially in sex crimes cases involving minors where the stakes are so high.
If you or your child has been accused of committing a sex crime, you should make sure that your rights are protected every step of the way. Getting the help of an experienced sex crimes attorney is the best way to make sure that this happens. Call us today at (313) 818-3238 for a free consultation on your case and to find out how we may be able to help.