We hear about sexual assaults often on the news. Sexual abuse can refer to a variety of actions. Sexual abuse can be a variety of pressures or actions that coerces another person to do things sexually that they didn’t want to do. It can also make references to behaviors that affect an individual’s ability to control circumstances surrounding sexual activity or how and when sexual activity takes place, such as rape, oral sex, or birth control access.
Sexual assault incorporates various actions, including:
- Unwanted violent or rough sex
- Attempted rape
- Unwanted touching or kissing
- Refusing to use a condom or restricting access to birth control
- Keeping someone from protecting themselves from sexually transmitted disease
- Having sexual contact with an individual who is drugged, drunk, unconscious or unable to either consent or disagree
- Threatening another person to participate in unwanted sexual activity
- Forcing or pressuring someone to perform sexual acts or have sex
- Sexual insults directed toward someone
High Profile Texas Sexual Assault Cases
Here are three high profile Texas sexual assault cases involving individuals being convicted as serial rapists:
• Police in Dallas arrested a 15-year-old boy as the suspect in several sexual assaults. The teenager was charged with aggravated sexual assault for three separate Dallas rapes in September and October of 2018. He was linked by DNA to two other attacks that occurred in Bossier City, Louisiana. He is also a suspect in a death of a woman. In all the instances, the suspect knocked on the door and asked the woman for work or money before forcing himself in her home and attacking her.
• A Brazo Valley man was arrested in 2010 for his crimes as a serial rapist. He was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault of a child and failure to register as a sex offender. He pled guilty to the sexual assault of a child and took a plea deal in court. Bobby Lewis Winn will most likely spend the rest of his life in prison, but he is eligible for parole after having served 30 years.
• Reginald Bond was sentenced to life in prison after being found guilty of rape in 2014 but was connected to at least seven other assaults in Saint Louis and four in Harris County, Texas. He allegedly picked out women who lived in apartments then would sneak into their homes after they had fallen asleep. He would spend hours in the apartments of the women and terrorize them.
Sexual Assault Convictions in Texas
Sexual assault charges in Texas lead to severe punishment, which involve lengthy prison sentences. There is an 82 percent conviction rate for felonies in the state, so most individuals charged with sexual assault will be convicted of the crime and they will face the minimum mandatory punishment set forth by Texas law. If you have been falsely accused of sexual assault, you will need to aggressively fight the charges lodged against you in a court of law with the help of an aggressive and experienced defense attorney that will fight on your behalf. Texas doesn’t mess around when it comes to sexual assault, and it’s important to remember that these charges carry serious, long-term consequences which will impact your life many years after you’ve gone to court or served your time.
When you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer like those at Fears Nachawati, you can be assured that our attorneys will fight tirelessly to defend your rights and your freedom.
If you’ve been charged with sexual assault, then don’t delay in reaching out for a free, no obligation legal consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. Please call (866) 705-7584 or visit the offices of Fears Nachawati located throughout the great state of Texas, including in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.