Minnesota man charged for interstate sex crime

A conviction for a sex offense in Minnesota comes with extremely significant costs. The consequences of asex crime include experiencing a social stigma in your community and lengthy incarceration. For a felony, sentencing guidelines recommend 12 years in prison. Furthermore, he or she can be prohibited from working in particular environments.

We hear stories about sex crimes every day. However, crimes involving a child are among the most notorious charges. These offenses tend to be the tremendously inflammatory in the news. Some of these crimes include offenses such as statutory rape, child molestation, possession and production of child pornography, solicitation of a minor and prostitution.

Recently, a local man from Woodbury, Minnesota was convicted of federal sex trafficking and prostitution-related charges. During his three-day trial, prosecutors argued that he recruited and transported a teenage girl so that she could partake in a commercial sex act. Minnesota law prohibits interstate transportation of any individual for the purpose of prostitution. Prosecutors claimed that the man had knowledge that the girl was a minor at the time. Investigators learned of his activities through advertisements on Craigslist.com.

If you are suspected of a sex crime, you could potentially lose some basic human rights. Also, you could be excluded from your local community. Ultimately, if you are found guilty of a sex crime, the repercussions will create indefinite consequences for you and your family. Therefore, you may want to seek assistance in the challenge of such accusations. An attorney can help you understand your legal possibilities.

Source: Woodbury Bulletin, “Convicted Woodbury man sentenced in federal sex crimes case,” Mike Longaecker, Jan. 13, 2012

He has won jury trial cases in misdemeanor and felony cases and in DWI’s and non-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. He is a frequent speaker at CLE’s and is often asked for advice by other defense attorneys across Minnesota.

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

Involve a criminal appeal attorney soon after you learn the prosecution is appealing your sentence. Your attorney will walk you through the involving and confusing sentencing guidelines. An attorney's involvement will also help you develop a defense strategy for the appeal.