Indecency with a Child in Houston, Texas

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Section 21.11

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

  • He or she has 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
  • He or she has engaged in sexual contact with a minor, or caused or encouraged the minor in some way to engage in sexual conduct
  • He or she has initiated sexual contact with a minor with the intention of arousing any person
  • He or she has caused a minor to expose their genitals, breasts, anus, or other private area

Penalties and Convictions

A conviction  for this serious offense can result in an extensive prison sentence and will likely also carry a mandatory registration as a sex offender.

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If you have been charged with indecency with a minor it is critical that you contact an experienced attorney immediately. Sex crimes defense attorney Ned Barnett can assist you in your case by engaging building the most effective defense possible.

If you are facing charges of indecency with a child, contact Ned Barnett to schedule a free review of your case.

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