When it comes to sexual assault, domestic assault and other types of assault charges, there are many elements to consider. For people accused of these offenses in Stamford, and the entire state of Connecticut, prison time and a lasting stigma often destroys futures. As a result, carefully assessing all legal options on the table is of the essence for anyone accused of assault.
Earlier in July, a Connecticut man was taken into custody and accused of sexual assault. The 53-year-old was charged with being an unlicensed massage therapist and is also facing fourth-degree sexual assault charges over incidents that reportedly took place while he was giving massages. Authorities are still investigating the case and have asked anyone with similar experiences to reach out to them.
Following his initial arrest, four additional women also spoke out and claimed to have been sexually assaulted by the man. As a result, the man was charged with four additional counts of sexual assault after turning himself in. The alleged assaults took place at a Shelton spa, where the suspect is accused of making inappropriate comments to his patients and assaulting them in a sexual manner.
In some cases, people are falsely accused of assault and punished for a crime that never occurred. Also, certain details surrounding an incident of assault may be fabricated. However, false accusations and illegitimate statements can wreck someone's life forever. For people who are unsure of how to present their side of the story, consulting an attorney who has worked on many of these types of cases could be helpful.
Source: Connecticut Post, "Four more women say therapist assaulted them," Frank Juliano, July 28, 2016