There have been many studies conducted regarding juvenile sex offenders and offenses, and there are many factors that come into play. Even though each case is different, there is one fact that stands out: sex offense cases usually are emotional.
The parents of alleged victims are often upset, angry and scared, not for themselves, but their child. And so are the parents of the accused child. Children too are often confused by what happened. Both parties can be overwhelmed and have trouble coping.
Many of the calls I get at my law firm are of parents who have caught their child “experimenting” with someone else, and in their anger has pressed charges. I understand how they feel, and I help them look at the big picture – taking their emotions out of it. I help them understand the legal issues in front of them.