Although not necessarily in the category of Sex Crimes, False reports of child abuse is strongly related to the topic of sex crimes since it deals with the allegation of accusing someone with a sex crime when you know the allegations or accusations are false. indecent assault This crime of False reports of child abuse can be found in section 4906.1 of Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. Specifically, in order to be found guilty of this crime, the government must prove the following criminal elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First, that the accused either intentionally or knowingly makes a report to some law enforcement agency and second, that the he knows that the report he makes is false. Make sure to contact an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney if you have been charged with or are being investigated for committing this crime.
A Sex Crimes conviction for making False Reports of child abuse can have fairly serious consequences. Specifically, a person convicted for this crime faces a maximum of 2 years in state prison and a maximum $5,000 fine since the crime is graded as a misdemeanor of the second degree. CHild Pornography The reality with this crime, is that government lawyers are very hesitant to bring charges for False Reports of child abuse since they are concerned that this might have a chilling effect on actual cases of child abuse being reported to the police. That of course does not mean that government wouldn’t bring these charges if they are warranted. The key portion of the statute is that the government must prove that the defendant calls the police and reports an incident of child abuse that he or she knows to be false. This can be very difficult to prove without the assistance of a confession.