Of all the crimes out there, those involving children are considered among
the most reprehensible to society. This is why people accused of crimes
related to child pornography or child molestation need a strong and thorough
defense -- no one condones these crimes, of course, but we shouldn't
condone wrongful convictions or miscarriages of justice, either.
What brings this all to mind was the recent news that a Thermal man was
arrested on Friday, Sept. 26 on suspicion of
According to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department,
authorities received a report of a "past child molestation incident"
in the 5400 or 5500 block of Shady Lane in Thermal.
Acting on this information, they arrested the 42-year-old man. He is now
being held in a jail in Indio in lieu of $1 million bail. (You read that
right -- $1 million.)
As we said earlier, there is no excuse for victimizing children. That being
said, we take allegations of harming children so seriously that we sometimes
forget they are mere allegations and nothing has been proven.
This man is as deserving of a defense and a day in court as is any other
person accused of a crime.
From our office near the Southwest Detention Center, we help citizens of
Hemet, Riverside, Temecula, Murrieta, Menifee, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore,
Perris, Banning, Corona and other Riverside County communities after they
have been accused of committing crimes, including DUI and juvenile matters.
Clients work directly with an attorney, never a paralegal or intake specialist.
If you think you need to speak to a criminal defense attorney, please do
not hesitate to