Husband of Daycare Owner Charged with Sexual Assault
A man from the Waukegan area of Illinois has been charged with sexual assault after a child accused him of improper contact. The man is the husband of a woman who runs a home-based childcare service. After being charged with sexual assault, the man has been released after paying the required amount of bond.
The incident was brought to the attention of Illinois law enforcement when a child told his or her mother that the man had assaulted him or her. The exact nature of the alleged contact was not specified in the report, but it is noted that the mother took the child for medical treatment. The daycare center where the supposed assault incident took place is licensed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services.
According to law enforcement, the defendant admitted to the assault when he was questioned. However, it is likely that there are still several defense options available to him. After an admission to a crime, it may be possible for a criminal defense team to secure a deal with the prosecution. In this particular case, the man should explore his options for attaining the optimal outcome.
When charged with sexual assault, it is vital for a defendant to understand all of his or her legal options. While these are serious charges, it is well within the rights of the accused to fight for a not guilty verdict or to garner a deal with the prosecution. Everyone is innocent in the eyes of the law until proven guilty.
Source: Chicago Tribune, “Man charged with sex assault of 5-year-old at wife’s day care“, Dan Hinkel, July 22, 2014