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Illinois Coach Sexual Abuse Defense Attorney

Coach Sex Abuse Charges Defense Lawyer in DuPage County and Cook County

Sensational news coverage of adult sexual crimes against children, particularly coaches preying upon young players, Internet predators in online child solicitation, and teacher/student sexual abuse, has given rise to public outcries for the aggressive prosecution of these sex offenders. And prosecutors in Illinois are working hard to convict these predators, especially counselors and coaches. Sex crime charges against counselors and coaches are complicated and especially difficult in an environment that favors the word of the child accuser. You could face particularly harsh penalties, and a devastating impact in your life for years to come if you are charged or arrested for sexual offenses against a student or someone under your supervision or authority. At even the suspicion that charges will be brought against you, you need an experienced attorney on your side. The skilled attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. have successfully defended coaches and counselors, teachers, therapists, and other professionals facing child sexual abuse allegations, and a wide range of other sex crimes throughout Chicagoland.

Penalties for Counselor or Coach Sexual Abuse in Chicago

Under Illinois law, criminal sexual abuse involves touching or fondling the victim's sex organs, anus, or breast, either directly or through clothing. If convicted of sexually abusing persons subject to their authority, abusers will face stiffer penalties than those for other criminal sexual offenders. Such allegations, involving an added element of the violation of a position of trust, could have an immediate impact on your employment, your reputation, and your family relationships. Convictions in sexual abuse or sexual assault cases can result in substantial jail or prison time, significant fines, and years on probation. Additionally, as a sex predator, you will be required to register as a sex offender, a label that will stay with you for life, and severely limit where you live and where you can go.

Legally speaking, criminal sexual abuse is a less serious charge than criminal sexual assault. Criminal sexual assault, on the other hand, involves penetration. The sex abuse charges could be expanded and potential penalties could increase substantially, depending on the specific allegations and circumstances. When faced with such damaging allegations, it is important to get experienced legal advice as soon as possible. Don't make any statements to the police or anyone else until you have obtained qualified legal representation. Sex charges are very complicated. Our attorneys at McPherson Harry & Associates, P.C. will protect your rights throughout your ordeal. We will fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf; to get your charge dismissed, negotiate a lower charge and/or a reduced fine. Contact us for a free initial consultation. We represent clients in DuPage, Cook, Will, and Kane counties, and throughout the Chicago area.

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