Sex Crime "Epidemic" Could Lead to Complacency, Experts Fear
In the wake of a sex crime "epidemic," authorities fear that students will become complacent to the gravity of such claims.
When one college senior heard about an alleged rape inside a campus dorm, he described himself as "not surprised." Why? These types of incidents are common on college campuses and, whether the accusations are true or false, they leave students jaded to the serious nature of sex crimes in the United States.
One student, who served as an RA on campus for several years said, "I mean, it's devastating, obviously, but I think I'm almost desensitized to that kind of stuff right now."
This is the kind of attitude that experts fear; an attitude that understands the devastation of these offenses but is not shocked to regularly hear sex crime accusation son a college campus. In the last five years, the small campus has seen at least 20 accusations of rape and sexual assault. A current investigation is searching for two men who allegedly raped a student in November.
None of the cases between 2007 and 2012 led to arrests, one news source indicated.
False Allegations of Sex Crimes in St. Louis
Sexual assault is a serious offense, but convicting an innocent person is wrong too. At The Hammer Law Firm, we understand the grievous nature of sex crimes, but we also know that one false allegation can change an innocent person's life.
If you were charged with a sex crime, speak with an attorney from our law firm today. Our St. Louis sex crime attorneys are committed to helping clients facing rape charges, indecent exposure charges, etc. For a free consultation regarding your case, speak with a defense lawyer from The Hammer Law firm today.