A crime will be considered a sex crime if violates the sexual integrity of the victim. This means that a crime may be considered a sex crime even if it was not motivated by sexual gratification. Examples of sex crimes are sexual assault, sexual assault causing bodily harm, and sexual exploitation. Tragic as sex crimes are, a mere accusation does not mean a person is guilty, and that person must be given the benefits of a fair trial.
Sex crimes are taken very seriously by Canadian courts, and as a result there is a significant stigma surrounding them This stigma can cause irreparable damage to a person’s reputation. In addition, individuals found guilty of a sex crime will be liable to have unique sentences imposed upon them, such as being listed in the National Sex Offender Registry or the Ontario Sex Offender Registry. If you have been accused of a sexual crime, you should always talk to an effective and knowledgeable lawyer, even if you are innocent of the charges laid against you. Lakin Afolabi is an experienced criminal defence lawyer in London, Ontario, who has successfully defended many individuals charged with sexual crimes.
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