Trucker Indicted for Abduction and Attempted Rape of a Minor

According to an article on Baynet, a federal grand jury issued an indictment against a 41-year-old man, who works for a Maryland trucking company, for allegedly transporting an eleven-year-old girl across state lines so that he could have sex with her. Based on the article, the girl was recovered hours after an AMBER alert was issued.

The parents of the young girl reported her missing on February 13, 2010. Law enforcement authorities then issued an AMBER alert for an orange tractor-trailer, in which the child was thought to be traveling. Later that day, a Tennessee highway trooper identified the orange tractor-trailer as it was pulling into a rest stop. The trooper arrested the suspect and found the missing girl in the truck. The suspect is being charged with intent to rape a minor and is being detained pending a trial. He faces a mandatory minimum of ten years in prison with a maximum sentence of life if convicted.

An indictment does not mean that a person committed a crime. Law presumes any individual charged with a crime to be innocent until proven guilty. The penalties for sex offenses in Maryland and Washington, D.C. can be very serious, including large fines and long prison sentences. If you have been charged with a sex crime, you may want to consult an experienced Maryland criminal defense attorney. The attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC have a successful track record in building strong defenses for clients charged with rape, sexual assault and other sex crimes. Call 866-444-6363 today to schedule a free and confidential consultation of your case.

Source: http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/17201

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