Sex crimes are prevalent now as they were before. Most cases related to sexual abuse, harassment, and assault continue to be swept under the rug not only because of intimidation or use of force or power. Sex crimes are incredibly widespread at home, in the work space, and even in public areas because of two more dangerous weapons: fear and ignorance.

Below is a quick read to know the difference between the two:

Sexual Harassment

The sexual harassment cases recently exposed in Hollywood just goes to show how much it is disturbingly rampant. The problem is that most Americans can’t draw the line where friendliness or professional courtesy ends and sexual harassment begins.

Sexual harassment mainly involves the unwelcome sexual advances, requests or demands for sexual favors, and any form of sexual conduct by supervisors, colleagues, or clients, regardless of the gender. Most common cases are related to bosses dangling the fate of the employee’s career, stay, or compensation in exchange for sexual acts. Another example is offensive remarks on a person’s sexuality and physical features which then results in a hostile environment.

Sexual Assault

The key word here is “consent.” Rape, forced sodomy, or any sexual act done without consent classifies as sexual assault. All these acts are done by force, enforcing fear, intimidation, threats, and abuse of authority — all without consent or freely given agreement from both parties. The inability to show resistance or refusal usually because of intoxication, sleep, or medical condition also translates to the lack of consent.

If you or loved ones have been involved in any of these sex crimes or in any other criminal incident in the Amarillo and Panhandle, TX area, let us help you get through this as professionally and discretely as possible. Call us now to schedule a free consultation and we guarantee you that Mike Warner of The Warner Law Firm will make sure that your grievances will not be swept under the rug.