When the government falsely charges a defendant with Sex Crimes they may charge the person who made the initial allegation with making False Reports of Child abuse if certain specific criminal elements are met. The crime of False reports of child abuse can be found in section 4906.1 of the Pennsylvania Crimes Code Title 18. Child endangerment That crime states that an accused can be found guilty of this crime which is graded as a misdemeanor of the second degree and therefore punishable by 2 years in prison and a $5,000 fine. In order to be convicted of this crime, the government must prove the following elements beyond a reasonable doubt: First that the accused either intentionally or knowingly made a false report of child abuse or second that the accused either intentionally or knowingly induces or convinces a child to make a false claim of child abuse.
False Sec Crimes charges should result in the government charging an individual with False Reports of Child Abuse under the Pennsylvania Crimes Code. However, the making of false reports related to sex crimes rarely results in the government charging someone for making a false allegation. Luring CHild into car The government is frequently fearful of charging individuals that make false reports because they worry that doing so might have a chilling effect on actual victims who might be apprehensive of reporting what happened to them. The reality is, a person being investigated for committing a sex crime or an individual who has been charged with committing a sex crime should strongly consider hiring an experienced Chester County Sex Crimes attorney to assist them with their case. In almost all cases, the government will be very apprehensive to nolle pros (withdrawal) a case even when they have an alleged victim who might have made false statements.