Nationally and statewide, the incidence of child sexual abuse seems to be declining. This news, though still tentative and open to a variety of interpretations, represents a bright spot in a
bleak picture which suggests that as many as 25% of girls and 16% of boys experience sexual abuse by age 18. Such devastating prevalence has terrible impacts on individual victims, their families and our wider community.
Persons falsely accused of child sexual abuse or of sex crimes more generally face extremely negative impacts of their own. If you have been accused of committing a sex offense, then you most certainly are aware of the shame and embarrassment that accompanies this type of criminal charge. The social stigma attached to sex crimes is unmatched in our society, and individuals with sex-crime convictions on their records often are shunned and are looked down upon by employers, neighbors, friends, and even family. If you have been charged with a sex offense in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre or Stroudsburg, or elsewhere in NEPA, then you must take action to protect your reputation. By hiring an experienced Scranton, Wilkes-Barre & Stroudsburg sex crime attorney, you take an important step toward preserving your dignity.