Child prostitution occurs when a minor is pressured—whether by force, threats, or deceit—to engage in acts of sexual intercourse or other sexual acts in exchange for money, gifts, or things of value. In the vast majority of cases, child prostitutes are controlled by adults who may be guilty of a variety of other crimes such as kidnapping, child trafficking, and others.
When arrests are made, multiple charges may be levied in order to address any and all crimes committed. It is imperative to enlist the services of a San Francisco criminal attorney who understands prostitution charges and how they can be interpreted when children are involved.
Child prostitution may seem impossible to defend, but there is hope. Due to the persistent presence of prostitution and the medical, political, and other insecurities shared by the whole of our society in regard to this age-old practice, law enforcement has developed long-standing procedures for targeting and arresting; however, these operations are often fraught with errors.
Okabe & Haushalter believes that every client has the right to a fair trial and an aggressive defense. Our firm has handled many high-profile cases that you may have seen on the news or read about in the newspaper, and our clients are traditionally very satisfied with the results that we deliver. We don’t back down from intimidating or challenging cases because we know what it takes to find success, no matter the charge. While we cannot guarantee a particular outcome, we can guarantee that we’ll fight for the best possible result.
If you have been accused of crimes involving children, contact our firm right away!