Michigan man prepares for criminal trial

The Internet is a wonderful thing. It has enhanced innumerable facets of many people's lives as well as adding an extra dimension to the economy. However, while Internet use continues to open up possibilities for businesses and individuals alike, it also opens up the possibility of being the subject of criminal allegations. That appears to be what happened to one man who is sitting in the Washtenaw County Jail awaiting a criminal trial.If it seems to our Michigan readers that sex crime charges involving the Internet are becoming more common, that may be true. But, as the laws struggle to keep up with the advances in technology, it could also be true that some people who have no criminal intent in their Internet use may be coming under fire.This Michigan man appears to be intent on contesting the charges against him. He is facing four charges of criminal sexual conduct, and he is scheduled to go to trial in January. He has been accused of using the Internet website Facebook to develop relationships with underage girls with whom he is alleged to have then met in person and engaged in sexual acts.Although this man will be fighting the charges he is facing, in cases like this, much of the damage has already been done by the time the trial starts. The damage to an individual's reputation sometimes cannot be undone. And the prospect of spending a lengthy amount of time in prison or being forced to register as a sex offender can be difficult for anyone. That is why it is so important to begin developing a criminal defense strategy as soon as possible after an arrest on sex crimes charges.Source: AnnArbor.com, "Man accused of using Facebook to seduce underage girls gets new trial date," Kyle Feldscher, Dec. 21, 2012
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