Assault with intent to rape - charges withdrawn
Chelsea District Court case nos. 1714CR001020, 1714RO00235, 1714RO00236 / Suffolk County Superior Court, assault with intent to rape. Former girlfriend reveals that she has a daughter, he is the father, and she would like to send the child to reside with him in the U.S. Child is caught at the border, then released to our client's care. Shortly thereafter, child accuses our client of attempted rape. Our investigation reveals that while in an immigration detention center, child learned she can obtain green card if she claims she is victim of rape. Government convenes grand jury to indict our client based on child's allegations. We present evidence to the grand jury which exposes motive to seek false charges, following which grand jury refuses to hand down indictment. Case dismissed. 5/21/20, client retains our office to represent him on extension of restraining order. Client represented himself at prior proceedings, resulting in extension of order. Following our appearance, alleged victim withdraws restraining order in lieu of experiencing cross-examination of Attorney Erkan.
Practice area(s): Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence