Criminal Defense Attorney Kristin Paulding Reveals Key Facts About Common Sex Crimes- Virginia Beach, VA

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In a recent podcast episode, leading criminal defense attorney Kristin Paulding, partner at 7 Cities Law in Virginia Beach, VA, revealed little-known facts about common sex crimes. For more information please visit https://7citieslaw.com

In a recent podcast episode, leading criminal defense attorney Kristin Paulding, partner at 7 Cities Law in Virginia Beach, VA, revealed little-known facts about common sex crimes.

For more information please visit https://7citieslaw.com

When asked for a comment, Paulding told listeners, “What you see on TV is something like stranger rape where a woman or man gets pulled into the bushes, a knife put to their throat and attacked. However, that is actually a very rare occurrence. I’ve found that a lot of sexual assaults occur between people who know each other or who have met at a party,” she said.

Due to various social media platforms, Paulding pointed out that children are becoming sexualized at an earlier age, which has led to an increase in these types of sex crime cases.

"I find that kids are having sex at a younger age, but they are doing it consensually usually with other teenagers. The problem is that if a child is 13 and her boyfriend is 16 or 17, and if the mom finds out about it, then the mom might report the boyfriend to the police," she said.

She was quick to add that juveniles in these types of cases don’t automatically go on the sex offender’s list.

“The sex offender’s registry is incredibly complex as requirements to register tend to operate on a case-by-case basis. However, anybody charged with rape, object sexual penetration, sodomy, and carnal knowledge is going to be at risk of being on that registration. And in some cases, that registration is for life.”

Another common type of crime is two people who have engaged in intimate relations while intoxicated, and the next morning, one party claims that it wasn’t consensual.

When asked to elaborate, “If you had consensual sex and one party claims it wasn’t consensual, then that could be a rape charge. Intercourse means rape. Additional charges such as sodomy and object sexual penetration could be tacked on as well. There are all these different types of sexual offenses that all circle around this concept of consent. If someone claims that consent didn’t happen, then you could be looking at 4-5 different sex crimes from that one event.”

Paulding quickly added that charges such as rape and sodomy carry hefty prison sentences, up to life.

When asked what advice she would provide someone is who is facing a sex crime charge, she said, "Representation is critical at the earliest moment possible. For instance, if your son comes home from a party and you overhear that the girl he was with is saying that it wasn’t consensual, get ahead of it. Go and talk to a lawyer about it. Don’t wait for the charges or for the detective to knock on your door. You have to be proactive because it can really get out of hand quickly when police get involved."

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