This past Sunday Christopher Brunet of Lincoln, Rhode Island was arrested. He has been charged with Rape of a Child, Child Enticement and Assault of a Child With the Intent to Commit Rape. The victim is the nine year old daughter of an acquaintance. Apparently the child complained to her mother of having stomach pains. She was taken to a local hospital where medical personnel determined that she had been sexually assaulted. The incident was reported on April 10, 2010 after which an investigation began. Prosecutors stated that this is not the first time that Brunet has been accused of sexually assaulting a child however the defendant has no criminal record. Bail was set at twenty five thousand dollars in the Framingham District Court. The case will be prosecuted in the Middlesex Superior Court in Woburn.
Massachusetts Sexual Assault Defense Lawyer
Defending Child Rape Cases in Massachusetts presents perhaps the most difficult for a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Lawyer. Even though our laws state that a person is presumed innocent the mere allegation of the sexual abuse of a child creates alarm among perspective jurors. It is natural for anyone to ask the question “why would a child make something like that up?” Over the course or my career I have encountered many reasons. At times the allegations stem for parental pressure during custody battles. Sometimes, after medical attention discloses the abuse innocent people are accused, usually by a parent, to deflect attention from themselves, a spouse or partner who is in fact responsible for the crime. A good lawyer will investigate these and countless other possibilities when defending a wrongly accused client. In cases like this, the investigation can make the difference between a conviction and acquittal.
Make sure you Hire a Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney who has the experience to defend you against whatever allegations you face. Our office has handled virtually every type of crime for over twenty years. Contact us now at 617-263-6800 or online to discuss your case. The investigation into your defense should start immediately. Do not wait. Call us now.