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Child Molestation charges againt actor Stephen Collins

Allegations of child molestation came to light for actor Stephen Collins. He admitted to molesting a minor and sexual misconduct with three girls. He claimed he has “exhibitionist urges” and “boundary issues.” In 1973 he was 25 and the girl was ten when he took her hand and put it on himself. He also admitted to exposing himself to two teenage girls in the 80’s and 90’s. The girls were 12 and 13 years old. He is currently being investigated by the police on child molestation charges. Collins claims he is not sexually attracted to children or young boys. He is currently seeking treatment and is in the middle of a divorce. His TV show is no longer playing on television and his role in the film Ted 2 has been cut.

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A recording leaked where Collins admitted to the misconduct. The statute of limitations will bar Collins from being arrested and charged with child molestation. In Minnesota the statute of limitations under Minn. Stat. 628.26 for criminal sexual conduct in 1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree, or 4th degree where victim was under 18 is within 9 years after the offense or 3 years after the offense is reported to law enforcement authorities, whichever is later. The statute of limitations means that if an individual is not charged within the time period outlined in the statute, the person will not be charged.

Child Molestation Defense Lawyer Max Keller

If you have been charged with child molestation, you will need a child molestation defense attorney in Minnesota. A criminal defense attorney in Minnesota will be able to gather evidence and fight for you. A criminal defense attorney in Minnesota will also have to determine if the statute of limitations has passed. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys has two criminal defense attorneys licensed in Minnesota. Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys offers a free consultation. Call 952-913-1421 if you have been charged with criminal sexual conduct or child molestation.

Max Keller has won countless jury trial cases involving misdemeanors and felonies, sex crimes, and DWI’s. He is a member of the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice, which only allows the top 50 criminal defense attorneys in the state as members. Max is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

Years of Experience: Approx. 20 years
Minnesota Registration Status: Active
Bar & Court Admissions: State of Minnesota Minnesota State Court Minnesota Federal Court 8th Circuit Federal Court of Appeals State of Maryland

What to Do If You Have Been Charged with a Criminal Offense

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Stay calm and compose after getting accused of a crime but not charged in Minneapolis, MN. Do not discuss the facts of your case with anyone, including your relatives and family members. Hire a criminal defense attorney with a demonstrated record of winning cases like yours. Your attorney will discuss your rights, guide you on how to cooperate with law enforcement within the legal boundaries, and build a solid defense strategy to fight the charges you could face in the future.
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