A former Disneyland employee will spend 125 years in prison following his conviction for child sex crimes. The 25-year-old Banning resident deliberately befriended single mothers to gain access to children.
At the time of his arrest, police discovered a manual on his computer that provided instructions for sexually abusing children. In February, a jury convicted the man of multiple counts of lewd acts upon a child. They also convicted him of possession of child pornography and other related sex crimes.
Police in Yucaipa learned of the man from a tip that he masturbated in front of two young children there. Upon investigation, police discovered additional victims ranging in age from 5 to 11. Police arrested him in December of 2014. At the time of his arrest, they learned that the man had worked at Disneyland since August 2014. He also volunteered at a children’s theater in the area. There is no indication that any assaults took place at Disneyland.
The man provided investigators with a detailed confession, describing single mothers as “easy targets.” At his sentencing last month, the judge ordered the man to serve 125 years in state prison.
Los Angeles sex crimes lawyer
This case underscores the seriousness of sex crimes charges. When you face legal action for a sexual offense, hire an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 3 decades of practice experience in criminal courtroom defense. He fights aggressively for his clients, and takes sex crimes cases in Los Angeles County.
Sex crimes convictions can be among the most devastating, because their consequences can last a lifetime. California law requires lifetime sex offender registration for most sexual offense convictions. Being listed on the sex offender registry can interfere with your ability to find housing or employment.
Depending upon your profession, sex offense convictions can also limit or eliminate your ability to work in your chosen field. Your lawyer must fight aggressively for your rights and freedom both inside and outside the courtroom. Many lawyers don’t want to take sex offense cases because of the nature of the offense. Sympathy toward the accuser may make a fair trial difficult, or even impossible.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges against them. 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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