A Braintree karate instructor was arrested by the Braintree Police Department this past weekend on Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges involving one of his students.
The instructor was arraigned in Quincy District Court on charges including Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14.
According to the Braintree Police Department and the Norfolk County District Attorney’s Office, the karate instructor was giving a 10 year old girl a private lesson when it is alleged that he pulled down her pants. The incident is alleged to have occurred in December.
The karate instructor was arrested by the Braintree Police Department after he reportedly went to the police station voluntarily this past Saturday to speak with detectives.
Defending allegations of this sort is obviously very sensitive, particularly where a young child is involved and where there is likely no other evidence other than the word of the complainant. Although it is our human nature to immediately believe a child victim who reports allegations of this type, numerous studies have suggested that, in many cases, children who report sex crimes either fabricate, exacerbate or misinterpret the purported criminal conduct.
The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Indecent Assault and Battery on a Child Under 14 is a felony punishable by up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections or up to 10 years in state prison. As with most sex crimes, a conviction for this offense would require the defendant to register as a sex offender and submit his DNA to the state’s DNA database.
Given the sensitive nature and extreme consequences involving Massachusetts sex crimes allegations, anyone charged with such crimes should immediately consult with a criminal defense attorney who has particular experience in defending these types of cases.
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