Criminal cases involving child molestation or child pornography involve a great deal of investigation and research. It’s common for sex crime investigations in the Phoenix metro area to continue for an extended amount of time. Detectives and investigators will sometimes do whatever it takes to gather evidence of child molestation or pornography. In some cases, it can take months or years before charges are filed and a suspect is named in a case.
For example, a 26-year old man was arrested this past week in a north Phoenix child molestation case. Even though this guy was taken into custody nearly five days ago, the investigation prior to his arrest has most likely been underway since the incident was reported last July. As of now, he has been booked into jail and faces the following criminal charges:
- Child molesting, and
- Unlawful surreptitious video recording.
Even though the suspect initially refused to cooperate with police officers, that didn’t mean that he was free and clear. Criminal cases surrounding sex crimes against minors are not taken lightly in Arizona. Investigators will often work to gather evidence against an alleged suspect even if the suspect refuses to talk to the police. Therefore, any individual with issues related to child molestation, child pornography or internet sex crimes can help their own cause by reaching out to a sex crime attorneyfor help. For more information, or to schedule a free consultation with JacksonWhite’s sex crime defense lawyer, call (480)-818-9943 immediately. Our dedicated criminal defense team includes a former Maricopa County prosecutor who can provide insight and assist individuals with their cases.