A Denver high school teacher has turned herself in to police after she was accused of having a sexual relationship with one of her male students. According to a KRDO-TV news report, Denver police officials started investigating Sheridan High School English teacher Melissa Snow after receiving a tip about her alleged involvement with one of her students. Officials said they found sufficient evidence during the investigation to issue a warrant for her arrest on suspicion of sexual assault by a person in position of trust. Authorities have also said that the alleged sexual assault happened in Denver.
When people in a position of trust and respect, such as a doctor or a teacher, are charged with a sex crime, the consequences can be disastrous. It is a stain on their reputation, whether they are convicted of the crime or not. A defendant in the United States is presumed innocent until proven guilty. But our society does not always view it that way, especially when it comes to sex crimes involving minors.
If you or someone you love has been accused of a sex crime in Colorado, it is in your best interest to promptly contact a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney who can help protect your legal rights and defend you against the charges brought against you. Sex crimes have grave consequences. If convicted you may face time in prison, probation and worse, a lifetime of registration as a sex offender. If you are in this tough situation, please call the Law Office of Timothy Bussey to find out how he can help you.