Cell phones have allowed us to keep in touch with loved ones instantly. Beyond making phone calls, smart phones allow individuals to share music and pictures between friends and family. Unfortunately, strangers may also be able to gain access to other citizens. When a stranger sends sexually offensive material, it can be disturbing to the person who received the message.
An Enid man was recently arrested for allegedly sending explicit pictures to a stranger. It is believed that the stranger's phone number was obtained from a public records source. The allegations stem from texted images of genitalia that were sent to the unsuspecting stranger. The Enid man is being held at the Garfield County jail on two counts of distributing obscene material. His bail is currently set at $30,000.
Sex crimes such as this one can carry hefty jail sentences and serious social stigma. Even before a conviction is rendered, an individual may lose his or her job or family connections. Due to the nature of these crimes, society often treats these defendants as though they are guilty and must be proven innocent instead of innocent until proven guilty. This is when having high quality legal counsel really makes a difference.
Whether there is a statutory rape or indecent exposure charge, these criminal charges should be taken seriously by the accused. In cases such as this one, it is important to have experienced legal counsel that is able to ensure the Constitutional rights of the defendant are protected during the course of the case.
Source: News OK, "Enid man accused of sending sexually explicit messages to random female," April 24, 2015