Legal Help from a Hollywood Lewd and Lascivious Molestation Lawyer
A youth coach, Jocques Jerrod Richardson, may have molested a 14-year-old girl after he appeared to pick the teenager up for sex.
Richardson volunteered at Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory High School, Hallandale Beach Police Athletic League, and multiple youth running clubs. The teenager met with “coach Joc” after looking for a trainer.
When the teenager met with the coach to train, he massaged her legs and touched her inappropriately. The victim initially didn’t tell anyone because she believed that revealing the incident would place her membership on the running team and any scholarships she might receive in jeopardy. She was also concerned with making the coach mad.
The incident was reported on April 15th and the police became involved. The FBI and Hollywood police got involved and an undercover police officer posed as a teenager and communicated with Richardson. They then setup a recorded phone call between the teenager and Richardson in which the coach wanted to meet up with her for sex.
When brought in for questioning, Richardson confessed to everything of which he was accused. He was booked on several charges.
Richardson was booked on several charges including lewd and lascivious molestation. Lewd and lascivious molestation is a sexual activity with a sexual organ in which the other party is under the age of 16 and is enticed or coerced. It also includes sexual besiality and prostitution. The penalty for this crime is 15 years to life depending on other aggravating factors. Therefore, anyone accused of this offense would need the help of a Hollywood criminal attorney.
Richardson is also accused of obscene communication to solicit a child for an unlawful sex act. With this crime, the perpetrator uses a computer, online service, or electronic device to lure a minor to have sex. An electronic device is any device capable of data storage or transmission. This crime is punishable by up to 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
The coach may have also committed offenses against students by an authority figure, the use of a child in a sexual performance and driving with a suspended license.
Hiring a Hollywood Lewd and Lascivious Molestation Lawyer
Sexual offenses can lead to lengthy jail sentences and hefty fines. Therefore, anyone who has committed a sexual crime should speak to a Hollywood criminal attorney by contacting Hassett & Associates, P.A. at 954-791-3939.