Yet another Sex Sting In Polk County

The Sex Offender Defender
Peter D Aiken
Experienced Sex Crime Defense
Sarasota 941-366-3506
Ft Myers 239-334-8890

February 15 2017

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It never fails.

In Polk County, right around Valentine’s day, Grady Judd and the morals police run another sting which included transmission of child pornography file images .

All of the details are not out but is looks like 19 people in the Orlando area were arrested on child pornography charges. Another 21 were sex offenders that were rearrested on technical violations like not registering an email address, not registering a screen name or some minor violation. Sex offender probation is a trap and has nothing to do with rehabilitation. All the good intentions mean nothing if the probation officer and the Sheriff’s department are looking for a technical violation. They really are out to get you, for even a minor non intentional violation. We will have to wait and see what the underlying facts are for the kiddie porn charges. I have long suspected that the police are entrapping men into sending child pornography.

I cannot believe there are 19 legitimate cases in this latest sex sting.

As a child pornography sex crime defense lawyer, over the years I have seen almost every kind of case. Many of the cases come from the peer to peer file sharing applications and the police will engage people on the Internet and may well talk them into sharing things they would never ordinarily do. Viewing child pornography does not mean that the person is a pedophile. Only a tiny percentage of the people who view child porn go on the commit an offense with a real child. It is a misconception that if a person looks at child porn, they then go on to molest a kid.

The sentences being imposed for child porn are off the charts. Men are getting more time in State prison, up to fifty years for simply looking at child porn in the privacy of their homes. You can get more time than for homicide. The prosecutors run up the guidelines by filing dozens of counts. In reality, with a single click of a mouse a person can download fifty images and face centuries in jail. The criminal justice system has gone nuts when it comes to child pornography.

If a loved one has been busted for possession of child pornography and you want to talk, call me at 941 366 3506

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Date Rape and Statutory Rape

Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
Peter D Aiken : Sarasota 941-366-3506
Sean O’Halloran : Ft Myers 239-334-8890
Andrew Banyai : Punta Gorda 941-639-6009

January 2017

Being falsely accused of a sex crime is a horrible thing.

As a sex crime lawyer, I have seen innocent men falsely accused and under investigation facing malicious false accusations by women.

The crime is actually called sexual battery.

It can take the form of forcible rape or simple alleged non consensual sex in a dating setting. The police routinely believe the woman. The prosecutors almost always take the side of the accuser. Many rape reports and allegations are simply false and most have an ulterior motive by the accuser. Statutory rape is having sex with an underage girl. Many times this involves a 15 year old female who was the real aggressor in a sexual situation. Many times the 15 year old lied about her age or even had a false identification. They sneak in with false identification. You may be arrested even if the girl came on to you and seemingly consented.

When it comes to date rape, some women want to blame their partners for their own indiscretion.

Women and men drink too much or abuse drugs and sex occurs. Some women will not take responsibility for their own conduct and days or weeks later claim they were drugged or the sex was non consensual. This happens all the time in the college setting. Custody disputes in divorce cases often involve allegations of underage sex. Sometimes, money is the real reason. Athletes are common targets for false allegations. As a sex crime lawyer for over thirty years,I have defended false allegations of sexual battery. These cases are defensible and a timely investigation is critical. Do not wait until you are arrested. Many times criminal defense lawyers can expose the false allegation before an arrest occurs.
How to defend against a false charge

Most of the time, there is a reason for the false allegation. It can be jealousy. It can be to gain custody of the child. The accuser can be mentally unstable or it can be done to get the man out of the house. In the past, I have defended men falsely accused by women who had consensual sex and when their boyfriend finds out, claimed they were raped. Many times, the true victim is the man that is falsely accused. Teachers are accused by disgruntled students. Stepfathers are accused by stepdaughters. Even wives can accuse their husbands and former spouses of sexual abuse. Do not become a registered sex offender for life. Do not go to prison on a false charge. Call today for a free consultation at 941 366 3506 or 239 334 8890

He said….She said…Who to believe in campus sex crimes

Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
Peter D Aiken : Sarasota 941-366-3506
Sean O’Halloran : Ft Myers 239-334-8890
Andrew Banyai : Punta Gorda 941-639-6009

January 2017

IF you are a male college student and are sexually active, you are at risk of getting falsely accused of sexual battery (date rape).

Over the past few years I have defended several young falsely accused students. We live in dangerous times. In this the world of the Internet and with the many applications for cell phones, casual sex has exploded and surpassed even the most promiscuous days of the sixties. If you have a son in college, you need to have a serious talk about the dangers of being falsely accused by other coeds. It is easy for a girl the next day to try and justify a bad decision to have sex, blaming it on alcohol or drugs. Some of the school policies are out of touch with reality. It is true that date rape does exist but in my experience I have found that about half the time the accusations are false. This really puts stress on parents trying to protect their sons.
In the real world, many of the coeds are “sexting” sending very sexually explicit stills and videos of their bodies.

When it comes to alcohol and sex, there is a double standard. If a young women gets drunk and has sex she may claim that it was not consensual because she was impaired. They then try to blame the young man, claiming they were taken advantage of. The fact is, the young man may not have plied her with alcohol or done anything to encourage her to drink. I have had cases where both the young man and the young woman were both so drunk or stoned, neither one was really in control of their actions. So why blame the man? There is a double standard where the schools try to blame the man when the blame for a bad decision should be equally shared.

A false rape accusation can ruin a life forever.

The police routinely believe the woman, and I have had officers actually say that they presume the woman has been “victimized” until proven otherwise. They have no concept of the presumption of innocence. They start the investigation believing the woman is telling the truth and only look at the facts that support the false allegation. You cannot count on the police to conduct a fair investigation in date rape cases. There are many reasons a false charge can be made. Right at the top of the list is jealousy. Right below that is rejection. Hell hath no fury like a woman rejected. Anger ranks right up there in terms of causes. My job as a sex crime lawyer is to defend students falsely accused. Sometimes there is some truth to the accusation but incredibly mitigating circumstances. Nothing in life is really black and white when it comes to sex crime allegations.

Kids in high school are particularly at risk.

They are still young and make horrible decisions. I have handled cases where both of the kids are underage. Who then is the victim? Angry parents may report the “crime”, but the girl may be just as much at fault as the boy. It pays to have a criminal lawyer look at the facts. Never let your son make a statement without seeking legal advice first. Call me if you need to talk in Ft. Myers at 239 334 8890 or at my Sarasota office at 941 366 3506

Defending Women Charged with Sex Crimes

The Sex Offender Defender
Peter D Aiken
Experienced Sex Crime Defense
Sarasota 941-366-3506
Ft Myers 239-334-8890

January 2017

It is rare, but women do get charged with having sex with minors. Often this occurs in a school setting between a teacher and a teenage boy. More and more the State is prosecuting these types of cases. A minor, legally cannot give consent, so various sex acts with minors are classified as sexual battery.

These crimes can result in a person becoming a registered sex offender for life and even worse result in long State prison sentences in the Florida Department of corrections.

The State can also charge the woman with a lewd and lascivious act with a person over 12 years of age.

There is somewhat of a double standard when it comes to women but juries have been known to convict women charged in child sex crimes.

As a sex crime lawyer, I have found that the same defenses apply to both men and women. Male jurors may be a little more sympathetic but the female jurors will often hold a woman to a higher standard. Teenage boys are “willing” victims and are often proud of having sex with an older woman. Legally, however, they are still “victims” under the law. Often, alcohol is involved and may have impaired the woman as well as the kids. If the woman provided the alcohol, it makes the case tougher but not impossible. There may be a “mental” defense and it pays to have the woman have a thorough psycho-sexual evaluation. It may not be a legal defense but may help in mitigation.

I have been defending sex crimes all my life (forty years of actually defending sex crimes) and have found that no case is impossible. Friends and relatives often abandon people charged with a child sex crime, but in reality, this is when a friend or relative needs help the most. If you have a friend or relative charged with a sex crime and want to talk, call me at 941 366 3506 for a free consultation

 

Lewd Behavior / Indecent Exposure

Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
Peter D Aiken : Sarasota 941-366-3506
Sean O’Halloran : Ft Myers 239-334-8890
Andrew Banyai : Punta Gorda 941-639-6009

Arrested for Indecent Exposure or Lewd Behavior?
In recent years, police and law enforcement in Southwest Florida have stepped up their efforts in prosecuting crimes such as indecent exposure, lewd conduct and prostitution. They have gone so far as to pose as prostitutes to entrap innocent people. If you have been charged with such a crime, you must deal with the embarrassment and public humiliation of an arrest, in addition to any potential penalties you incur such as jail, fines or court costs.
Peter Aiken is here to defend you, not to judge you.
Contact us for a free consultation if you have been charged with:
• Indecent exposure
• Lewd behavior
• Solicitation for prostitution
• Prostitution
• Lewd acts in a public place
• Lewd or lascivious conduct
• Or other alleged sex crimes
Defending People Charged With Lewd Behavior and Indecent Exposure
Attorney Peter Aiken will examine every aspect of your case, looking for ways to obtain a dismissal of the charge or reduction to a lesser non-sex crime.
Did the behavior meet the definition of the crime in the statute? Did the police fail to follow proper procedures when making the arrest? Did they unlawfully entrap you? Were you lured or enticed by an undercover officer? Was there an unlawful search and seizure or a coerced confession? Was the evidence gathered properly?
The answers to these and other questions may hold the key to a successful defense. Successful defense requires thorough investigation, knowledge of the law and experience.
Obtaining a Dismissal or Reduced Charge
Peter Aiken has represented many people like you — people who made a momentary bad decision or who were entrapped by police. His job is to protect your rights and minimize the inconvenience, embarrassment and penalties you incur.
Fortunately, many misdemeanor sex charges can be reduced to a non-related sex charge such as disorderly conduct. If not dismissed entirely, Peter Aiken will represent you with skill, determination and sensitivity in negotiating, plea-bargaining or when necessary defending you before a jury.
He will be your strong advocate — defending your rights always and seeking the best possible outcome.
Free Consultation With a Criminal Defense Lawyer — Call Today
For a free consultation with Peter Aiken, contact our firm. We have offices in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda and Sarasota to serve you.
Sarasota 941-366-3506
Fort Myers 239-334-8890
​Punta Gorda 941-639-6009

Date Rape….or is it really?

State and Federal Sex Crime Criminal Defense
Sarasota: 941-366-3506
Lee County: 239-334-8890

January 2017

Single men live in dangerous times.

A hookup on the Internet can end up with an arrest for date rape when the sex was absolutely one hundred percent consensual. There is a double standard. Most detectives start their investigation assuming that the woman is telling the truth. They believe that the man has to prove he is innocent. I am handling more and more cases recently where a woman, the next day, makes a false accusation. Two people may get stone drunk and end up having sex. Detectives assume it is the man’s fault and he should know better than to have sex with an intoxicated woman. What happened to “equality” and “women’s rights”. Who is to say that it was not the woman taking advantage of the man? When it comes to sex, people should take responsibility for their own actions and bad choices.

January 2017

Single men live in dangerous times.

A hookup on the Internet can end up with an arrest for date rape when the sex was absolutely one hundred percent consensual. There is a double standard. Most detectives start their investigation assuming that the woman is telling the truth. They believe that the man has to prove he is innocent. I am handling more and more cases recently where a woman, the next day, makes a false accusation. Two people may get stone drunk and end up having sex. Detectives assume it is the man’s fault and he should know better than to have sex with an intoxicated woman. What happened to “equality” and “women’s rights”. Who is to say that it was not the woman taking advantage of the man? When it comes to sex, people should take responsibility for their own actions and bad choices.

If the man secretly drugs her with a date rape drug, that is different. But if they are both drinking or stoned, why is it the man’s fault? I have had cases where both parties were so drunk that neither one can remember what they did or didn’t do. If two people meet at a singles bar and end up sleeping together, why is it that everyone assumes that it is the man’s fault. The real problem arises with age. More and more teenagers are having sex at an even earlier age. High school kids now are having sex. Middle school kids sometimes engage in sex. If your son is accused by another teenager it is a problem. The police assume it is the boys fault and many times, that is simply not true. Young women (teenage girls) do in fact seduce boys their age. They send them texts with sexually explicit pictures of their boobs and sometimes their vagina. Girls do chase boys and to assume that is the boys fault is a mistake. The police and the prosecutors should keep an open mind. As a criminal defense lawyer, in defending a false sex crime arrest, it is critical to preserve the texts and Facebook chat. The woman or girl may erase it, so getting to it early is critical. The same goes for adults. Here in Sarasota, there are some predatory women that hang out at some of the high end bars. Getting “shaken down” for money after a night of consensual (or you thought so) sex can happen. Married men are particularly susceptible to blackmail. I defended a man once that had sex with a young woman, an adult. The mother contacted him later claiming the girl was underage and shook him down for thousands before he came to me. It was an Internet based shakedown from one of the Craigslist dating hookups.
If you are falsely accused…and need help…Give me a call at 941 366 3506

The cops want to talk to me….What should I do?

State and Federal Sex Crime Criminal Defense
Sarasota: 941-366-3506
Lee County: 239-334-8890

I hear that all the time, and most of the time, my answer is the same…keep your mouth shut.

Almost every day innocent people get falsely accused, and some get unjustly convicted and some spend decades in prison for a crime they did not commit.

Our criminal justice system is not perfect and innocent people sometimes are arrested. When it comes to sex crimes, false accusations often made. Unfortunately, all it takes is a false accusation, which the police generally assume is true, to ruin a life.
Most sex crimes are a one on one, he said, she said situation.

A woman can engage in consensual sex and the next day claim rape.
A jealous step daughter may hate her new “dad” and falsely accuse him.
A jealous former girlfriend may make a false accusation or an ex wife in a custody dispute may make an allegation of sexual abuse on one of the kids.
False accusations are made all the time.

Never, no never, speak with the police without consulting a criminal lawyer first.

As a sex crime lawyer, I do not charge for an initial consultation. If the police contact you, pick up the phone and talk to a lawyer before you say a word. You may not understand the law and you may not understand the damage an admission will make in your case. The police are masters at getting people to make admissions and confessions. They do not have to advise you of your rights until they arrest or detain you, and by then, it may be too late. The damage may have been done and you may have provided the key piece of evidence in the form of an admission. Sometimes they twist what you say and when you read the police report, what you said and what they say your said are two different things. Play it safe, lawyer up, keep your mouth shut and let a professional do his job.

As an Experienced Sex Crime Criminal Defense Attorney,in sex cases, like:

Sexual battery

Lewd and lascivious conduct with a child

Child pornography

an admission often makes the difference between winning and losing.

If the police show up at your door and start asking questions about your computer usage, sites you have visited or worse yet ask you to surrender your computer call a sex crime lawyer immediately. Never surrender your computer, even if they threaten to get a warrant. Exercising a constitutional right does not mean you are guilty. If you do not exercise it however, it might make the difference between being found guilty or going free. If the cops are at your door…they have a reason and purpose…it is no accident.

If you have questions, call for a free consultation, before you make a huge mistake.

In Sarasota my number is 941 366 3506 or in Ft. Myers, the number is 239 334 8890

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World’s Oldest Profession under Attack by Grady Judd

Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
Peter D Aiken : Sarasota 941-366-3506
Sean O’Halloran : Ft Myers 239-334-8890
Andrew Banyai : Punta Gorda 941-639-6009

There were over one hundred arrests in the latest Polk Sex Sting

Grady Judd was again on television bragging about the 100 arrests in the latest prostitution sex in Polk County. Fifty women and fifty one men were arrested in the latest sting. Undercover officers targeted women offering sex on the Internet and set up meetings and arrests. The sheriff also targeted the men arresting 51 guys who responded to ads put up by the Sheriff’s deputies. The Sheriff and his undercover “Hoes” placed ads on Backpage.com and other adult sites suggesting and offering sex. The Sheriff views this operation as a tremendous success. I disagree….It is a waste of precious police resources
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Prostitution has been around throughout all of human history. Going back even further, if you believe in evolution, (and I am sure Grady Judd does not), it has been shown that even female chimpanzees traded sex for fruit from male suiters. As long as there are women, and as long as there are men, sex will be offered in exchange for something of value. In the more civilized and pragmatic Countries it is legal and regulated. There would not be the illegal human trafficking or sex involving minors if prostitution was legal. Requiring heath certificates and testing would reduce aids transmission.

Once again, prevention not prosecution is the answer.

In my opinion, prostitution should be legal, and regulated. In Nevada, society has not collapsed with legalized prostitution. The way to reduce the crime rate is to make less things a crime, not run stings embarrassing consenting men and women.

Why should it be illegal for an adult consenting woman (or man) to engage in consensual sex with another consenting adult for money? If a man takes a woman on a fancy date, spends a fortune on dinner and drinks and then they have sex, it is ok. If the man (and the woman) simply want to skip the formalities and get straight to sex, and he gives her the money, what is the big deal? Think about it. If prostitution was legal, it would put the human traffickers out of business.

If pot had been legalized fifty years ago, there would be no Cartels.

Arrests like this make great press and are good publicity but in the long run do nothing. God knows how many police were “busy” while this sting was running. How many packages were stolen off people’s doorsteps while the sting was running? How many cars were broken into? How many homes were burglarized? It is all a matter of priorities and in my opinion, Polk County is not safer as a result of this operation. Hoe! Hoe! Hoe! Let’s hear it for Grady Judd and his undercover Hoes. And good night to you all

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Feds Bust Thai Human Trafficking Ring

Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorneys Peter D Aiken : Sarasota 941-366-3506 Sean O'Halloran : Ft Myers 239-334-8890 Andrew Banyai : Punta Gorda 941-639-6009
Experienced Sex Crime Defense Attorneys
Peter D Aiken : Sarasota 941-366-3506
Sean O’Halloran : Ft Myers 239-334-8890
Andrew Banyai : Punta Gorda 941-639-6009

In Minnesota and across the United States, Federal authorities made dozens of arrests of a Thailand based human trafficking ring. Hundreds of Thai women were lured here with false promises of a future in the modeling or escort business. They literally became sex slaves in bondage to pay for their transportation and in some cases breast augmentations. Local law enforcement in Minneapolis picked up on the unusual number of Thai women being moved around. Some of the traffic was on Backpage.com and the investigation led to the arrest of some of the facilitators including “house bosses” and the people who set up the travel.

Prostitution here is Sarasota is a little different, and you do not see a great number of Asian prostitutes. You do see a Russian and Eastern European influence in the “high end” sex for money trade. As a criminal defense lawyer, I am in favor of legalizing prostitution. The police will never stop it. It has been around throughout all of recorded history. A far better approach would be to legalize it and require licenses with medical exams. For some women, it is a conscious choice of a way to make a living. Many women, contrary to public opinion, are not forced into prostitution. This is particularly true in this the age of the Internet. I would rather see the police dealing with violent crime and terrorists than targeting women who for whatever reason have chosen to pursue the sex for money option.

Many professional men are workaholics and married to their jobs and careers. They, for whatever reason, do not have the time or inclination to become involved in a long term relationships. The same goes for women. It is hypocritical for them to meet women and pretend to want a relationship when all they desire is sex. Men wanting sex is 100% normal. If two consenting adults want to engage in a consensual relationship, even if money is involved, why is it a crime? In many civilized countries, prostitution is tolerated. Here, the laws do not match reality and the police, when business is slow, conduct token stings, solely for publicity.

We need the courage to change the laws and make fewer things a crime

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Capital Sexual Battery

State and Federal Sex Crime Criminal Defense Sarasota: 941-366-3506 Lee County: 239-334-8890
State and Federal Sex Crime Criminal Defense
Sarasota: 941-366-3506
Lee County: 239-334-8890

Capital Sexual Battery

A clients worst nightmare………..Falsely Accused!

If you, a loved one or a friend are under investigation or worse yet, have been arrested for Capital Sexual Battery, be prepared for the battle of your lifetime…..Being accused of a sex crime with a child, particularly one under the age of 12, exposes you to a life sentence without parole. A false accusation by a relative or neighbor child can result in an arrest, a high bond, or worse yet no bond, loss of employment and the scorn of your relatives, co-workers and neighbors. Everyone assumes the child is telling the truth and you are presumed guilty

Not all criminal defense lawyers handle child sex crimes

Being charged with a sex offense can destroy your life

Do you want a DUI lawyer or a ticket clinic handling your case?

 

Experience can make a huge difference in mounting a successful defense.  Peter Aiken has over thirty five years of actual trial experience in defending sex crimes, including child pornography, lewd and lascivious conduct and child rape accusations. Cross examining a child is unlike any other type of cross examination. Deposing a child takes skill, experience and compassion and is a skill that comes only with decades of experience. When the rest of your life is on the line, you need an attorney that is not judgmental, one that is compassionate and not just in it for the money. Small children can be manipulated into making up a story and believing it.

Many accusations come years later……There is no limit as to when you can be prosecuted.

Many men are accused years after the fact.

Teenage girls, coming into puberty and seeking attention, often make up stories that are simply not true. They may be prompted by a mother or grandmother in child custody situations. Young children can be brainwashed into believing something really happened when it truly did not. Prosecutors always believe the child. Good results come from hard work!

Most child sex accusations involve relatives and close family friends

Sadly, school teachers, child care workers, babysitters and even members of church groups and clergy can find themselves being falsely accused. The more children you come in contact with, the greater the risk of a false accusation. Heated divorces generate false charges.

Do not wait until you are arrested to lawyer up…..Make no statement whatsoever!

In Sarasota call 941 366 3506 In Ft. Myer call 239 334 8890

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