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Section 21.11 - Indecency with a Child

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Indecency with a child is a crime that involves committing some type of sexual offense against a minor (any individual under the age of 17). Texas Penal Code Section 21.11 states that a person can be formally charged with indecency with a child if:

  • They have committed any sexual offense against a minor that is not their spouse, regardless of whether the child is the same sex or the opposite sex
  • They have engaged in sexual contact with a minor, or caused or encouraged the minor in some way to engage in sexual conduct
  • They have initiated sexual contact with a minor with the intention of arousing any person
  • They have caused a minor to expose their genitals, breasts, anus, or other private area

If you have been charged with indecency with a minor, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled Houston sex crime attorney. My name is Ned Barnett, and I have been providing legal representation to those charged with sex crimes for many years. As a former prosecutor at the state and federal level, I have substantial insight into both sides of the legal process, which enables me to provide very effective criminal defense services to my clients. I can assist you in your case by engaging in a thorough investigation of your charges and building a defense that is intended to result in a reduction of those charges or even a full acquittal.

Indecency with a Child Convictions

Being charged with indecency with a child is a serious matter, not only because the offense is a sex crime, but because it involves a child. The involvement of a child can result in enhanced criminal charges, and a conviction can result in an extensive prison sentence and usually includes mandatory registration as a sex offender. It is critical that you contact my firm at once to discuss your case and the possible opportunities to successfully defend you in court.

If you are facing charges of indecency with a child, contact a Houston sex crime lawyer right away to discuss your legal options.

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