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Felony Sex Offense Case Results | Harris County Juvenile Lawyer James Sullivan



FELONY SEX OFFENSES | JUVENILE CASE RESULTS

OFFENSE
ACTUAL RESULTS
CT #
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
NOT GUILTY  VERDICT BY JURY (Sullivan persuaded a jury in the 314th District Court of Harris County to find his 15 year old client not guilty of molesting his niece.  The client was accused of inserting his finger into the sexual organ of his 2½ year old niece and his 4 year old nephew was an alleged eyewitness.  The niece did have injuries documented in a medical examination, but a thorough defense investigation uncovered severe credibility issues with the children and their mother, the outcry witness, and other reasonable explanations for the injuries were not investigated by law enforcement. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
314TH
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (A 16 year old boy with autism was accused of raping his 14 year old male cousin during a sleepover. Law enforcement failed to interview the accused’s parents, failed to visit the alleged crime scene and failed to investigate the complainant’s father, a registered sex offender with a lengthy history of abusing children, as a possible perpetrator. Before Sullivan could set the case on the trial docket, the State did the right thing and dismissed the case)
359th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (a 15 year old boy was accused of holding a 15 year old girl down on the floor during class and fondling her through her clothing against her will)
359th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (an 11 year old boy was accused of fondling two other students against their will while on the school bus)
359th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
CASE DISMISSED ON DAY OF TRIAL (A 15 year old boy was accused of having consensual sex with a 12 year old girl in her bedroom while two teenage friends allegedly listened in the adjoining room. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Sexual Assault (2˚ felony)
CASE DISMISSED AFTER CASE SET FOR TRIAL (A 16 year old boy was accused of forcibly raping a 17 year old girl at her home. Prior to the dismissal, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted of the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE DISMISSED (A 13 year old boy was accused of fondling a 12 year old girl against her will at school. Prior to dismissing the case, the State offered his client probation at home)
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery County
CASE DISMISSED (A 12 year old boy was accused of fondling a 2 year old girl at his home)
359th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Fort Bend County
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT (A 16 year old boy was accused of fondling with digital penetration his 14 year old sister against her will when he was 14 and she was 12 years old)
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Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)

CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON DAY OF TRIAL (a 16 year old boy was accused of sexually abusing his 6 year old half-sister. Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR INDECENT EXPOSURE ON DAY OF TRIAL (A 14 year old boy was accused along with two other boys of fondling a 13 year old girl at school against her will.  Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
315th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT ON DAY OF TRIAL (a 15 year old boy was accused of fondling a 6 year old girl who was visiting him at home.  Prior to trial, the State sought a determinate sentence which, if convicted on the felony, could have resulted in incarceration for up to 20 years and could have required the boy to register as a sex offender until the age of 28)
313th
Indecency with a Child (2° felony)
CASE REDUCED TO MISDEMEANOR PUBLIC LEWDNESS ON DAY OF TRIAL (A 14 year old boy was accused of fondling a 7 year old boy outside in their apartment complex)
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Brazoria County
CASE REDUCED TO NON-SEX FELONY OF ENTICING A CHILD (a 13 year old boy was accused of fondling his 6 year old stepsister. When the boy was 7, he was sexually abused by an older brother but never received any counseling. Unfortunately, six years later, he impulsively acted out on the behaviors he learned at a young age)
CCL 2
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Liberty County
PROBATION (a 16 year old mentally challenged boy was caught in the act of fondling a 5 year old boy in the neighborhood. During a lengthy interview by Sullivan with the child at the detention center, the boy divulged that he had been molested at age six by a 14 year old cousin. Sullivan persuaded the State and the court to allow his client to receive probation with an older sister in Harris county)
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Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Jackson County
PROBATION (A 15 year old boy was accused of sexually abusing a younger brother over a one year period of time. Like so many juvenile sex offenders, the accused was exposed to explicit sex videos online via unsupervised Internet access at a young age and began acting out with a sibling.  The probation department originally recommended placement at TJJD, formerly known as TYC, however Sullivan persuaded the prosecutor to be placed with the grandparents following a 9 to 12 months of sex offender counseling at a private placement at Pegasus School in Lockhart)
CCL
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony)
PROBATION (A 12 year old boy was caught in the act of sexually abusing his 6 year old cousin.  During a series of interviews with Sullivan, the boy divulged that he had been raped by an 18 year old acquaintance that had lived in the neighborhood. Sullivan persuaded the prosecutor to allow his client to receive probation and to live at home with his father)
315th
Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child (1˚ felony) in Montgomery County
PROBATION (A 12 year old boy was caught in the act of fondling a 5 year old boy in the neighborhood.  Sullivan initially persuaded the court to allow his client to stay at home with his parents and younger siblings, however his client later admitted to probation to fondling a younger half-brother in his home. Sullivan then persuaded the court to place his client with his grandmother in Chicago and to receive out-patient counseling even though the probation department sought placement at a residential treatment center)
CCL 4

Harris County Criminal Lawyer James Sullivan has represented more than 3,000 clients in criminal and juvenile courts in Harris and surrounding counties since 1994.  The cases listed in the graph above represent just the juvenile felony sex crime cases since January 2008.  A graph covering the cases represented over the past 19 years would be much too lengthy to post.

Attorney James Sullivan is Board Certified in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Sullivan is one of only 38 such certified lawyers in private practice in Texas.

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