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Man will undergo psych-eval preceding sex crimes sentence

Criminal defendants facing sex crimes allegations should know that their sentences could depend on their drug and alcohol use, along with the results of a psychiatric evaluation. In one recent case, a defendant is waiting to find out just how his psychological status will impact the nature of his misdemeanor sex crimes sentence. The Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to indecent contact allegations stemming from two encounters in 2012 and 2013. The 48-year-old defendant admitted to misdemeanor indecent assault of an unconscious person. The man was accused of effectively assaulting two unconscious, intoxicated men while they were staying in his house. In addition to enduring the toxicology and psychiatric evaluation screens, the man must also be evaluated by the Pennsylvania Sexual Offender Assessment Board. That body will determine whether the man will be categorized as a sexually violent predator. If the man falls into that class, he will be required to report his address to state police for the rest of his life, and he must also attend counseling.

Sex crimes and assault

The defendant in this case is accused of assaulting a man at his home after the duo had been drinking in May 2012. The victim agreed to spend the night at the man’s home because he was too intoxicated to drive home; he reportedly awoke to the assault. A similar incident occurred in January 2013. The man could spend up to five years in prison for his role in the alleged sexual assaults. Criminal defendants who are facing such sex crimes allegations may benefit from the assistance of a qualified criminal defense attorney. These professionals can help the defendants learn more about the specialized tests they may have to undergo in connection with the charges they face. Proper preparation for those evaluations may give defendants an advantage in Pennsylvania courts.

Free Sex Crimes Consultation – (412) 281-3380

If you have questions about sex crimes, call Pittsburgh defense attorney Gary Gerson for a free consultation at (412) 281-3380 .

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