Sex Offense Crimes

Sex Offenses and Sexual Offender Registration


When you or a loved one has been charged with a sex offense, you need expert legal advice and aggressive representation. The evidence in these cases is complicated. The penalties, if you are found guilty, are severe and often include registering as a sex offender, possibly for life.

The attorneys at Gorman Malarcik Pierce have successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with sex crimes. We will look carefully at all of the evidence and interview all of the witnesses. We will negotiate plea bargains or reduced charges, if that is the best option. If a case goes to trial, we are aggressive, requiring the government to prove each part of its case beyond a reasonable doubt.

What is a “Sex Offense”?


Sex offenses are crimes that are sexual in nature. Common criminal sex offenses in Ohio include:

  • Rape
  • Sexual Battery
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • Sexual Imposition, Gross Sexual Imposition
  • Solicitation or Importuning (Prostitution)
  • Voyeurism
  • Public Indecency
  • Child Pornography

Depending on the facts of the case, the activities might violate both State and Federal law. Federal law might be involved if the activity took place across state borders or in more than one state, if it involved the use of the internet or other long-distance communication, or if it took place on federal land. Some crimes are only charged in Federal court.

Common criminal sexual offense charges in Federal Court include:

  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor or Ward
  • Failure to Register (as a sex offender)
  • Sexual Exploitation of Children
  • Selling or Buying Children
  • Child Pornography
  • Sexual Abuse, Aggravated Sexual Abuse

Why Do I Need an Aggressive Criminal Defense Lawyer?


If you have been charged with a sex offense, you need an aggressive lawyer who will fight for you and make the state prove each fact required to find you guilty.

  • Sex offenses carry heavy penalties, including large fines and sentences of up to life in prison.
  • Certain types of offenses require registration as a sex offender, which creates lifelong complications.
  • The evidence in sex crimes cases is often complicated and highly scientific.
  • Trial of cases involving sex offenses is challenging, and requires experience and skill with both witnesses and evidence.

The criminal defense lawyers at Gorman Milarcik Pierce have successfully handled hundreds of cases involving sex offenses, in both State and Federal courts.

Call the Criminal Defense Lawyers at Gorman Malarcik Pierce Today


Being charged with a sex crime is a serious matter: it can affect your future employment, your family life, your finances, and your freedom.

The court process moves quickly, and the sooner you have a criminal defense lawyer working for you, the more likely you will have a good result.

Call us today: (330) 253-0785.

Our offices are located in downtown Akron, at 54 East Mill Street. We serve clients in courts throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Akron, Canton, Youngstown, and the surrounding areas.

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