Massachusetts Sexual Abuse Defense Lawyer

Sexual abuse charges are extremely serious criminal charges that can seriously affect your livelihood. Persons accused of sexual abuse may face mandatory prison sentences, registry in the state’s sex-offender database, and a lifetime of limitations on employment, living arrangements, and social allowances.

Abuse charges of any variety are very serious accusations and should not be made carelessly. Sexual abuse charges often carry particularly heavy consequences and should not be falsely issued or made in jest. If you or someone you love stands accused of sexual abuse or other felony crimes, contact Massachusetts sexual abuse defense lawyer James Powderly today at 508-343-0676.

Types of Sexual Abuse

The law often recognizes sexual abuse as:

  • Forced sexual contact including non-consensual intercourse and sexual assault
  • Exposure of genitalia
  • Touching, groping, and other inappropriate physical actions
  • Exposing a minor to pornographic materials
  • Making inappropriate or sexually suggestive statements to a minor
  • When coerced or caused by manipulation, incest may be considered to be sexual assault

Although the term sexual abuse often indicates physical force or violence, coercion by other methods may also constitute abuse. For example, a person who uses a position of trust to coerce another into having sexual relations may be charged with sexual abuse.

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Felony charges can have a severe impact on your professional and personal life, as well as serious implications for your rights and your freedom. For legal assistance with your sexual abuse case, contact Massachusetts sex crimes lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676.


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