The Quincy Patriot Ledger reports that Adnan K. El-Amine has been charged with three counts of Indecent Assault and Battery and one count of Assault and Battery from an attacked that is alleged to have occurred two years ago. Authorities claim that the Sexual Assault occurred on December 1, 2007 in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The case is being prosecuted in the Plymouth District Court. El-Amine was released on his own recognizance.
Any Massachusetts Criminal Attorney will immediately ask why it took two years for the criminal complaint to issue. Is the delay the responsibility of the police, the district or the alleged victim. Most likely the alleged victim waivered on whether or not make a complaint. If that is the case then this person’s credibility will certainly be impacted at trial. Keep in mind, these are very serious charges. An Indecent Assault and Battery in Massachusetts is a felony in accordance with Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 265 Section 13H. Jurisdiction lies in both the district court and the superior court however if convicted in the district court the maximum sentence that can be imposed is two and one half years in the House of Correction. People convicted of this crime face consequences of registration before the Massachusetts Sex Offender Board. So I would think that given the severity of these charges a complaint would have issued shortly after the alleged acts occurred.
Attorney Stephen Neyman has been defending Sex Crimes in Massachusetts with great success for over twenty years. Call us at 617-263-6800 or contact us online if you have been charged with a crime.