Authorities in Los Angeles report nearly 200 arrests as part of a national operation targeting child sexual predators. They accuse the arrestees of sex crimes including lewd and lascivious acts with a child. In addition, prosecutors leveled charges including manufacture, possession and distribution of child pornography, child annoying and parole violations.
The Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes against Children taskforce conducted more than 1,400 investigations and served more than 400 search warrants over two months. The arrests come as part of a nationwide law enforcement sweep of sex offenders prior to the start of summer. The taskforce timed its operations to conclude prior to June, which is designated as Internet Safety Month. Most schoolchildren are on summer recess during June and may not have adequate supervision.
The taskforce identified offenders who were enticing and/or grooming children online. They served search warrants and seized social media evidence of contact, child pornography and other evidence. In some cases, the arrests involve known offenders. The operation also targeted first-time offenders.
Los Angeles sex crimes lawyer
If you’re facing charges related to a sexual offense, you need the assistance of an experienced sex crimes lawyer like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has specific experience in defending clients accused of sexual offenses. He also specializes in search and seizure cases.
Mr. Helfend does not judge his clients based on the charges they’re facing. Many defense attorneys won’t defend individuals facing sex crimes charges. Judges and juries are often sympathetic to alleged sex crimes victims, especially when the victims are minors. Some defense attorneys prefer not to confront sex crimes victims, even when it compromises their ability to defend their clients.
Don’t settle for ineffective defense. 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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