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Continuous Sexual Abuse of A Child in Texas

The full text of the Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child Statute can be found in section 21.02 of the Texas Penal Code.

A person commits Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child if during a period that is 30 days or more, commits two or more acts of sexual abuse (doesn’t matter if the acts are committed against 1 or more victims), AND at the time of the commission of each act the person being charged is over 17 years of age and the complainant is younger than 14 (it doesn’t matter if the defendant knew the actual age of the complainant).

An act of sexual abuse can be a violation of:

A person charged under this section is facing a range of punishment of 25-99 years in prison, or life.

What do I do if I am charged with Continuous Sexual Abuse of a Child in Texas?

Continuous sexual abuse of a child is obviously one of the worst types of cases to be charged with (and defend) in Texas.  Our civilization as a whole tends to protect our children.  This accusation is extremely serious.

The first thing to do is hire an attorney to protect you.

Many times when you are charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child you are automatically guilty in the public’s eye.  Forget any “innocent until proven guilty” law that exists, you are fighting from behind on this one.  It is imperative to get ahead of the curve and start working on these cases as soon as possible.

It is very important to get all the discovery in these cases, see all the interviews, and conduct your own investigation.  We get a team together to fight these types of cases.  Your life is on the line, and we need to be prepared for that.

You should obviously do no interviews with police or media, and should allow your attorney to handle all of that for you.  I have represented guilty individuals, and I have represented individuals who were 100% innocent.  Every case is very different.  Call my office and set up a meeting with me.  We need to talk about your case, the nature of the relationship of those involved, and make a plan of action.

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My office number is 713-222-2828.  Please give me, Houston Criminal Defense Lawyer Eric J. Benavides, a call and we will take the first step in building your defense team. You can also contact me about your case by filling in the following information. The first consultation is always free.