A person can face sex crime charges years after the alleged offense. That was the case recently in Tarrant County, where a former pastor is accused of sexually assaulting a child younger than 14. The allegations date back to the 1990s.
Allegations of Internet crime of a sexual nature are prosecuted aggressively in Texas. Recently a 31-year-old man from Lancaster pleaded guilty to shipping and transporting child pornography, and he could face a federal prison sentence of five to 20 years. He could also be fined $250,000 and have to be supervised by authorities for the rest of his life.
A young man in College Station has been accused of felony sexual assault after an alleged incident in a Texas A&M residence hall. The 19-year-old is charged with a second-degree felony, and if convicted, he could face a 20-year prison sentence.
Sometimes police investigations can last for months and even years, and individuals who think they may be the subject of a police investigation would be wise to speak with a criminal defense attorney.