Firefighter Arrested For Attempted Sexual Battery
First responders such as firefighters are known for helping people, but sometimes they get in trouble with the law. This was recently the case with a fireman from Florida, who allegedly tried to sexually assault a female firefighter.
The incident occurred when the 49-year-old fireman climbed on top of his female coworker and tried to sexually assault her. The woman reported the incident and learned that the man had done the same thing to another woman. The fire department reported the alleged sexual assault to the Miami-Dade Police Department.
After further investigation, detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant for the fireman. He is now facing four counts of attempted sexual battery. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue is cooperating with the investigation. The fireman has been suspended from his position without pay as the case is still under investigation and the charges are pending.
The police department is upset over the charges of sexual assault and are taking the allegations very seriously. The department is working closely with the State Attorney’s Office to ensure that all necessary actions are taken.
Defenses to Sexual Battery
There are various types of sex crimes. Sexual battery is one of them and it is defined as penetration without consent. It can also be called rape or sexual assault.
Sexual battery is a major crime that comes with severe penalties. Because of this, it is important to understand your legal rights and know what defenses you can use. Here are some common ones:
- The victim consented. Were you under the impression that the victim wanted to have sex with you? If you are both adults, neither was intoxicated, and nobody explicitly said no, then you may be able to prove that there was consent.
- You did not touch an intimate area of the victim’s body. If you did not touch the victim’s breast, sexual organ, buttocks, anus, or groin, or you did so unintentionally, then you can claim that as a defense. Maybe you bumped into a person by mistake.
- Wrong person or false claim. Sometimes the wrong person is charged with a crime. Or it’s possible that the person is trying to get you in trouble out of spite or revenge. You will need to have a strong alibi to show that you were not there and you didn’t do it.
Seek Help for Your Sexual Battery Case
Sexual battery is no laughing matter. A conviction can lead to a lifetime in prison. A person can be labeled a sex offender for life.
If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need to act quickly. Seek legal help right away from a Dade City & Zephyrhills sexual battery attorney from Madonna Law Group. We understand there’s a lot at stake. We have extensive experience in dealing with law enforcement officers and prosecutors during sexual battery investigations. Fill out the online form or call (800) 557-0411 to schedule a consultation.