In a sex sting that took place at a Manhattan Beach public bathroom, police arrested 18 men. Police set up the sting after multiple complaints from concerned Los Angeles County Lifeguards who had been noticing suspicious activity. This suspicious activity included men loitering in and around beach bathrooms. In addition to this “loitering” lifeguards also noticed sexually explicit graffiti and holes drilled into the partitions of the bathroom walls. It was discovered that the bathroom had recently been initiated as a sexual meeting place. It didn’t take long for the police to make their first arrest. Once surveillance was set up, police arrested a man within minutes. Some of the charges included soliciting, lewd acts in a public place, utilizing a peephole in a restroom, invasion of privacy and indecent exposure. This isn’t even a comprehensive list. Police say they will be continuing these operations in the future.
If you have been arrested for a sex crime you know how serious these charges are. You may be facing feelings of embarrassment and confusion in not knowing where to turn next. Know that these charges do not guarantee that you will be convicted. For sex crimes defense from a competent attorney, speak with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from Okabe & Haushalter today. Our firm is skilled in criminal defense and can help you combat even the most serious of charges. You know that you do not want a permanent mark on your record because this can taint the rest of your future including your ability to buy a home or become employed. Contact a Los Angeles sex crime attorney from our firm today if you want aggressive legal help to combat your charges!