Sexual abuse and sexual assault crimes, as well as other related offences such as child pornography or indecent exposure, are particularly delicate crimes because they encroach on a person’s intimate space and tend to have serious consequences for the victims.
These last few years has seen offences against a person’s sexual freedom gain more visibility which has given many victims the courage to step forward and report the traumatic experiences they have lived through, often enduring this situation for years.
Traditional and social media have played an important role in this, particularly in cases which have even sparked a heated debate in the Spanish society. Public opinion is divided among those who believe that any reports filed regarding a sex offence must be true if accusations are made, and those which believe that even in the case of these offences, the principle of innocent until proven guilty must prevail.
It is impossible to deny the fact that anyone accused of a sexual offence finds themselves in a very delicate and vulnerable position, faced with proceedings that require a highly specialised defence strategy, where lack of objective evidence is often the case.
At Patón & Asociados we are specialised in defending people accused of sexual abuse and other sexual offences, where we have proven experience and a high success rate.