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Sex Crimes Alleged Against Child Protective Social Worker

Posted on in Criminal Defense

A Santa Clara resident has been accused of sex crimes against a sixteen year old child. The Mercury News is reporting that the defendant was a social worker for the San Mateo County Family and Child Protective Services and he had been assigned to the victim's case.

The sex crimes that prosecutors are alleging include molestation, oral copulation and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Further reports indicate that the man is also being charged with possession and distribution of child pornography. The defendant is on paid administrative leave for an unrelated matter.

A charge of oral copulation (Penal Code section 288a) carriers a prison term of up to three years. All of the allegations, if admitted to, would mean that the defendant would have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life (Penal Code section 290).

The Mercury News suggests that the victim came forward and told law enforcement that she had sex with a man from Child Protective Services who had been previously assigned to her case. The San Mateo County Sheriff's Department conducted an investigation and made an arrest of the man on Tuesday. He remains in custody in the San Mateo County jail at $400,000 bail.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, or any crime, you need legal representation. For a free consultation call attorney Erik S. Johnson at 408-246-3004.

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