Rape is a horrific crime. Being falsely accused of rape is equally horrific. The consequences for being found guilty range from three to eleven years in prison, life in prison if the victim is a child, and lifetime sexual offender registration. If accused, you need an experienced attorney. Do not wait until you have been charged to call a lawyer. Contact a criminal defense lawyer who has successfully defended sex offense cases if you are contacted by the police before speaking with anyone about the accusations.
The Ohio University Police Department says that reports of sexual assault have quadrupled over last year. At this time last year, there had been six reports of sex crimes. This year, there have been twenty-three. These reports range from public indecency to rape. A spokesperson says that the increase probably does not reflect an increase in incidents, but rather an increase in reporting.