Not only are you an excellent attorney, but a good person who truly cared about me and always did your best to help me. I am so grateful for being given a second chance.—TomDave Shrager successfully lobbied for my felony charge to be completely withdrawn. His services were worth every dime. A highly personable, intelligent, and competent attorney, I would recommend Dave Shrager to my closest friends and family without hesitation.—RonDave knows the system better than any lawyer in Pittsburgh due to his family's local and long-standing practice, and it was evident in the positive manner in which the judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement officers responded to Dave's arguments on my behalf.—JimI cannot say thank you enough to David Shrager for all his help today! If it were not for this guy, I would no longer have a job or drivers license. So thanks again Dave, you're the best!—BillI was in a bad place in my life...I was making bad decisions, which led to my having a really bad night and lots of legal trouble. I'm lucky I had Attorney David Shrager at my side. He helped guide me, with his legal expertise, through a very difficult time in my life.—Tamika
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Child Molestation Lawyer Pennsylvania

Child Solicitation / Molestation Charges in PA – Information and Your Rights

A child molestation or child solicitation charge is a very serious matter, and whether you are innocent or guilty, being under scrutiny for such a stigmatized act will cause you and your family extreme stress and anxiety.

If you are convicted of a child sex crime, you will face prison time and large fines, among many other costly burdens.

Child sex offenders in Pennsylvania are required to register as sex offenders under Megan’s Law, which is a national registry, visible to everyone.

In addition, the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) requires some sex offenders to register their whereabouts every three months in each jurisdiction they live, work and go to school for the rest of their lives.

Failure to register as a sex offender is a felony and can lead to prison time and thousands of dollars in fines.

It is important to remember that if you are arrested or charged for child molestation or solicitation in Pennsylvania, you do not have to answer any questions law enforcement officers or other investigators might ask.

You should contact an experienced and aggressive child molestation attorney immediately before uttering a single word. 

Attorney David Shrager is a compassionate and understanding Pittsburgh Criminal Attorney who will fight aggressively for your rights.

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CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT

Even if you are completely innocent and even emotionally hurt that such charges have been brought against you, it is very important to not make any statements without talking to an attorney first. Anything you say could be misinterpreted and used against you.

Calling an experienced sex crimes attorney is not an admission of guilt; it is a smart preparation for what will be a long legal battle and a tense fight for your freedom, your future and your good name. Call Attorney David Shrager today for a free consultation.

ULTERIOR MOTIVES

Parents or close family members are often the ones accused of child sex crimes as they are often in frequent contact with the child.  In many cases another family member may make false accusations seeking revenge or sole custody rights against another parent. In other cases simple misunderstandings may occur and wrong accusation stems from the child or a child care provider. And in other cases, people may be guilty and feel helpless in a bad situation that has spun beyond their control and into the hands of the law.

Whatever has occurred in your individual circumstances, Shrager Defense Attorneys are compassionate attorneys here to help you fight for your rights. We will help you and your family understand the types of penalties you face and how to defend your freedom against determined prosecutors and their alleged victim.

Our focus is always to have your charges dropped or your sentence reduced to a minimum.

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CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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CHILD MOLESTATION / SOLICITATION / SEX ABUSE CHARGES

In Pennsylvania Child Molestation or Child Solicitation Charges fall under Child Abuse and Neglect Laws, specifically Sexual Abuse or Exploitation. Recently this legislation was overhauled to include very strict guidelines and to make sentencing harsher and reporting of child abuse easier. Read more about the PA Child Protective Legislation.

Sexual child abuse or exploitation includes:

  • An act or failure to act by a perpetrator that causes sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child under age 18;
  • Any recent act, failure to act, or series of such acts or failures to act by a perpetrator that creates an imminent risk of sexual abuse or sexual exploitation of a child under age 18;
  • The employment, use, persuasion, inducement, enticement, or coercion of a child to engage in, or assist another individual to engage in, sexually explicit conduct, which includes, but is not limited to:
  • Looking at the sexual or other intimate parts of a child or another individual for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire in any individual.
  • Participating in sexually explicit conversation either in person, by telephone, by computer or by a computer-aided device for the purpose of sexual stimulation or gratification of any individual.
  • Actual or simulated sexual activity or nudity for the purpose of sexual stimulation or gratification of any individual.
  • Actual or simulated sexual activity for the purpose of producing visual depiction, including photographing, videotaping, computer depicting or filming.
  • Any of the following offenses committed against a child: statutory sexual assault, rape, sexual assault, molestation, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, incest, sexual abuse, prostitution or indecent exposure.

CHILD SEX ABUSE PENALTIES IN PENNSYLVANIA

Penalties for sexual abuse convictions can vary greatly in Pennsylvania depending on the exact crime and the age of the child and the difference in ages between the child and the defendant.

Attorney David J. Shrager is a compassionate attorney who will provide you with a free consultation – call or text him now on his personal cell phone about your situation and he will answer your call or return it as soon as possible.

Depending on the severity of the crime, child sex offenders in Pennsylvania are required to register as sex offenders under Megan’s Law. This registry alone can cause a loss of your freedom and ability to find employment and housing, not to mention your reputation. In addition, you may face a felony, prison time and large fines.

In addition, convicted sex offenders are required to register their whereabouts within their jurisdiction. These are in-person registrations in each jurisdiction where the convicted sex offenders lives, works or goes to school. Sex offenders are required to register every 3 months, 6 months or annually, depending on the tier of the original sex crime and the number of convictions.

These rules fall under the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act. 

A child sex abuse charge is not a conviction, however. You have still rights and you can fight for them – an aggressive attorney can help you have your sentencing reduced or your charges dropped. It can sometimes be very difficult to prove child molestation occurred and often it is the word of the child or their guardian against yours.

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CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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CHILD SOLICITATION & CHILD LURING CHARGES IN PA

It is illegal to lure or attempt to lure a child into a motor vehicle or into a structure, such as a house, apartment, shop, warehouse, barn, trailer, camper, boat, or any other enclosed structure that is not open to the general public. This is a very serious offense that can have dire consequences on your future and your rights if you are convicted.

Soliciting minors/teenagers and luring children through the use of the Internet is also illegal. Read more on the Internet Sex Crimes page.

CHILD SOLICITATION & CHILD LURING PENALTIES IN PA

In December 2013, Governor Corbett signed into law House Bill 1594 which increases the penalties for luring a child under the age of 13 into a vehicle or structure. The penalty for this offense is a second-degree felony and sentencing includes up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine. Read 2013 Act 116 here.

If you have been arrested or charged with child solicitation, call experienced and aggressive Sex Crime Attorney Shrager today for a free consultation – 412-969-2540.

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CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES DO NOT MEAN THAT YOU ARE GUILTY
OR THAT YOU WILL BE CONVICTED.

CALL OR TEXT DAVID J. SHRAGER TODAY
FOR A FREE LEGAL CONSULTATION: 412-969-2540.

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FREE Legal Consultation

Call or Text 412-969-2540 right now for a FREE initial legal consultation.
Speak directly with Pittsburgh Attorney Shrager 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Shrager Defense Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA will attack your criminal charges in order to protect your good name. Have a sound and solid case prepared by David J. Shrager and his legal team so they can fight for your rights.

If you have been charged with, or think you may be charged with, any of the following sexual offenses, call Attorney Shrager immediately for a free consultation: