The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced the conviction of a former Cerritos College football player on sex crimes charges. A jury found Kishawn Holmes guilty of the forcible rape of a 19-year-old student in 2016.
According to prosecutors, the incident took place in September 2016. Holmes allegedly invited the victim back to his apartment, then sexually assaulted her. The woman did not report the attack to the police immediately.
Holmes has two previous convictions for forcible rape. He also faced charges of lewd conduct with a minor, three counts of false imprisonment and a one count of dissuading a victim from reporting a crime. In those 2014 cases, Holmes allegedly assaulted six different victims while he was a high school student at Vista Murrieta High School. He pleaded guilty to two counts of forcible rape in 2014. Holmes faces up to 18 years in prison when he receives his sentence. He may also be required to register as a sex offender.
Los Angeles sex crimes attorney
When you face charges related to a sexual offense, hire an experienced sex crimes attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has nearly 35 years of criminal courtroom defense. He takes sex crimes cases in Los Angeles County and throughout Southern California.
Many defense attorneys avoid taking clients who face charges related to a sexual offense. As a defendant, it is in your best interest to work with an attorney who wants to take your case. An engaged, aggressive defense attorney is a key part of a solid defense strategy. Mr. Helfend has defended thousands of Californians in his more than three decades of practice. He does not shy away from tough cases and will fight aggressively for your rights.
Don’t settle for an attorney who doesn’t really want to take your case. Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273- 5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County sex crimes case.
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