What Will Happen if I’m Convicted for a Sex Crime Against a Minor?
Crimes against children are the most aggressively prosecuted within the justice system. One crime against children that is considered the most severe is attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity through the use of a computer – especially if the perpetrator is a registered sex offender.
Convicted Again as a Registered Sex Offender
According to the Palm Beach Post, a 68-year-old man has been convicted of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity. Mark Levinson of West Palm Beach is a registered sex offender who had previously been convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl.
He has now been found guilty of using a computer to try and entice an 8-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity, according to the post. He has been sentenced to 40 years – a number that directly relates to his previous record, and the extent of the crime.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Levinson entered an Internet chat room and conversed with an undercover police officer. The officer was posing as the father of an 8-year-old girl. Believing that he was communicating via web cam with the father and the child (played by another undercover officer), Levinson engaged in a sexual activity and asked the father and child to do the same, the release stated.
Levinson was immediately taken into custody.
Life as a Criminal Sex Offender
If you are convicted of a sexual offense against a minor, you will have to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and from that moment on, your entire life will change.
Ask a criminal defense lawyer how your life will be turned inside out once you are convicted of a sexual offense against a minor. Every move you make will be closely monitored, you will be restricted in everything you do, who you meet, and how you live. Your registration as a sex offender will be public information. Only a criminal defense lawyer can help you if you have been charged with a sex crime against a minor.