When individuals stand accused of a crime, they may have sentencing guidelines to think about. However, if more charges are filed, the possible penalties from an original charge may be compounded. For one New Jersey man facing charges of sexual assault, having additional charges filed may impact how the cases are pursued and what kind of defense options he may have.
The man is now 42 years old. He is currently in a county jail facing charges of sexually assaulting two children. Additionally, he was served a complaint of sexually assaulting two more people.
The man stands accused of sexually assaulting the boys at his home. The alleged incidents took place over the course of a few years. The victims were all children at the time of the alleged incidents. The man who is accused of assaulting the original two people and now the two additional people had his bail increased as a result of the new charges.
Cases of sexual assault that involve children or that happened years ago and have just now come to light can be difficult to sort out and pursue as there may be limited evidence, and memories can become difficult to prove. Sexual assault is taken very seriously in New Jersey and, therefore, it is vital that anyone who stands accused of such a crime has all of the facts and knows how to best deal with the charges. Anyone accused is innocent until proven guilty and should be fully informed of his or her rights and what to expect as the legal process moves forward.
Source: nbcphiladelphia.com, "NJ Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting Boys", , Aug. 12, 2014