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What is a Sex Crime Involving a Minor?

A sex crime involving a minor can be a misdemeanor or felony of a sexual nature. Here are some of the most common sex crimes involving minors.

  • Lewd acts with a child
  • Annoying or molesting a child under 18
  • Possession of child pornography
  • Sexual abuse of a child
  • Human trafficking
  • Sexual relations with a child under 18 years old
  • Statutory rape

Penalties for Sex Crimes Involving Minors

The penalties for sex crimes involving minors vary depending on the offense committed but often include prison time, sometimes up to life in prison under certain circumstances, thousands of dollars in fines, and registering as a sex offender.


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Legal Defenses for Sex Crimes Involving Minors

Sometimes children lie to get something they want. If the child has a bad track record of lying, then it’s possible they are lying about being a victim of a sex crime.

If a child is touched inappropriately, they might get confused about who actually did it. It’s very common if the defendant is unknown to the child or the child was very young.

In order to be guilty of certain sex crimes involving a minor, willful touching is required. If you accidentally touched a child, then you can’t be guilty of certain sex crimes.

Have you been legally accused of committing a sex crime involving a minor? If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is essential to obtain legal council for help. It’s important to take your charges seriously. Don’t just hope for the best. Hire an attorney who understands your situation and the consequences you face.

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Your Defense Attorney for Sex Crimes Involving Minors

I’m Mark A. Broughton and I’m here to fight for you. I have been a defense Attorney for 40+ years and have represented thousands of people accused of crimes. I have extensive experience representing citizens charged with Sex Crimes such as Rape, Kidnapping, Prostitution/Solicitation, and Child Molestation to name a few.

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About Mark Broughton:

Compassionate, highly experienced, exceptional reputation, ethical and honest:

Mark Broughton has been practicing law for over 40 years. He estimates that he has conducted over 200 jury trials – everything from DUIs, drug cases, sex cases, domestic violence, assaults, “three-strikes,” dozens of cases involving criminal street gangs, gun/deadly weapons, drive-by shootings, robberies, attempted murders, and murders, including special circumstance murder cases.

He has received many outright Not Guilty verdicts for his clients in all of these types of cases, including several murder cases – at one time between 2005-2007, the jury found his clients Not Guilty in four separate cases in a row.

Mark Broughton is qualified as a death penalty lawyer and is on the special circumstances/death penalty panel of attorneys in Fresno, California, where he is regularly appointed to special circumstances/death penalty murder cases by the Fresno County Superior Court.

Other Qualifications:
  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, State Bar of California
  • Board of Trustees, State Bar of California
  • Chairman, Fresno County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

Mark Broughton enjoys close relationships with his clients.  He sees every individual’s situation with compassion and empathy and believes that every person has the right to a fair trial and is innocent until proven guilty.

Above all, he enjoys helping reunite his clients and their families during and after dealing with perhaps the most difficult time in their lives, going through the challenging criminal process with them.

Practice Areas

  • Federal Crime 40%
  • White Collar Crime 20%
  • Violent Crime 20%
  • Criminal Defense 10%
  • Sex Crimes 10%

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