New Jersey ER Doc’s Child Sex Crimes Conviction Part of Worrisome Trend

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Feb 10, 2024 | 0 Comments

More and more people are being accused and convicted of committing sex crimes against children than ever before. People from all walks of life and income levels, and even people with high-profile, prestigious careers, are having to defend themselves against these charges — and they're learning the hard way how being accused of these crimes can wreak havoc on your life.

The Lento Law Firm's Criminal Defense Team can help anyone who's been accused of committing sex crimes against children in New Jersey. We believe that everyone's entitled to a robust legal defense and due process. We'll work tirelessly to protect your rights. Call us at 888-535-3686, or submit a confidential online consultation form.

New Jersey Doctor's Child Sex Crimes Land Him in Oregon Court

The case of a New Jersey emergency room doctor shows what's at stake if you're accused of sex crimes against kids. Dr. Daniel Rock allegedly exchanged more than 7,000 messages with an underage Oregon girl, including phone calls, texts, descriptions of sex acts, and nude photos. In the messages, the girl provided her age, and the name of the high school she attended, and the doctor told the girl to delete their messages.

The girl's mother found the messages on her daughter's phone and called the police. She also called Rock, who begged her not to report him to the police for fear he would lose his family. An Oregon court convicted Rock of two counts of luring a minor and using a child in a display of sexually explicit conduct.

Anyone Accused of Child Sex Crimes in New Jersey Faces Serious Consequences

New Jersey takes sex crimes against kids very seriously and imposes serious penalties on anyone who commits them. For example, endangering the welfare of children is a second-degree offense that carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $150,000.

In addition to steep fines and long jail sentences, anyone who's convicted of sex crimes involving children in New Jersey is also required to register as a sex offender. Failure to do so will land you in even more hot water.

In addition, as the Rock case illustrates, there's a possibility that engaging in sex crimes in one state can lead to conviction and prison time in another if the criminal acts cross state lines.

And, even if you're not convicted of committing child sex crimes, the stigma of being accused of them can remain long after the charges are dropped. This can severely damage your reputation and take a significant emotional toll on you and your family.

The Lento Law Firm Can Help Anyone Who's Accused of Child Sex Crimes in New Jersey

There's so much at stake for anyone who's accused of committing child sex crimes in New Jersey – and more and more people are facing these allegations every day. The knowledgeable attorneys on the Lento Law Firm's Criminal Defense Team have years of experience successfully defending clients in child sex crime cases throughout the Garden State. We believe that everyone has the right to due process and a vigorous defense. Call us at 888-535-3686, or submit a confidential online consultation form.

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