SEX CRIMES and the INTERNET--- SKYPE
A nightmare scenario for any parent is to find out that there son or daughter has been charged with a sex crime. Sex crimes can come in all different forms. With the advent of technology such as SKYPE, FACEBOOK.com and MYSPACE.com. Young adults can find themselves discussing sexual acts and/or acting out sexual acts without thinking through the consequences. They have the privacy of their bedroom and often times don’t think that it is “wrong”. Many of those accused act knowing they haven’t “touched” anyone so they feel that it not criminal or improper.
According to the Boston Globe, Raymond W. McAllister, 20, appeared in Woburn District Court today where he pleaded not guilty to disseminating material harmful to a minor, enticement of a child, and charges of posing a child in a state of nudity. State Police allege that he routinely contacted teenage boys over the Internet and then engaged in mutual sexual activity using a webcam.
The globe reported that, after the arraignment, McAllister’s father spoke with reporters and expressed astonishment at the allegations made against his son. Obviously this type of charge can shatter a family along with the individual. “He’s always been a good kid, he’s got a great heart. To see something like this happen, it’s just terrible,’’ said Wayne McAllister. “I’m broken, broken. It’s clearly upsetting. My wife can’t even deal with it. It’s terrible.”
Despite the charges, often times an experienced criminal defense attorney will move to suppress the items seized and certainly that will be attempted in this case. In addition to trying to suppress the items, often times statements made are not done voluntary and intelligently. When Police show at your door and ask you for information----many people find it hard (understandably so) to say no they don’t want to cooperate.
Just being accused of a sex crime can be devastating to a person's family, career and entire life. If convicted, you may be subject to a long prison sentence. You may also face a registration requirement with the Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board. (SORB)
The best way to avoid these consequences is to prepare a strong and effective criminal defense by working with an experienced sex crimes defense lawyer. Contact criminal defense attorney William Barabino by calling his Wakefield, Massachusetts, and law office at 781-245-5900 to schedule a free initial consultation.