Some victims of sexual assault may be unsure if a crime was committed. For instance, some victims do not know that in this country a husband may not force his wife to have sex with him. Some victims may not remember clearly what happened to them, particularly when drinking is involved. If you think you may have been sexually assaulted, you should make a report. We have extensive experience and specialized training to be sensitive to your concerns as a survivor of sexual assault. We will make you comfortable, explain the steps of the process to you, and answer your questions.
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California prosecutors say the former sex-crimes detective charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile female involved in a case he was investigating has admitted to the crime. As CrimeOnline previously reported , the ex-Los Angeles County detective, year-old Neil Kimball, was accused of raping a year-old girl in October , initially pleading not guilty late last year to charges including forcible rape and dissuading a witness by force or threat. How do you protect your children from predators? According to the Ventura County Star , he entered a guilty plea earlier this week during an appearance in Ventura County Superior Court. The move resulted in a conviction on counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and lewd act on a child, both felonies that carry a maximum sentence of three years behind bars. He is set to be sentenced in August. Koenig said Kimball will also be required to register as a sex offender.
California sex crimes detective admits to assaulting girl, 15, in case he investigated
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Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect the nature of the alleged crimes. Kimball faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison and must register as a sex offender, Koenig said. Kimball was charged in November with forcible rape and dissuading a witness by force or threat. He initially pleaded not guilty. On Tuesday, the prosecution filed an amended complaint with the charges to which he admitted, court records show.