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Former Coach Admits To Relationship With Student

Okabe & Haushalter Sep 17, 2019 Sex Crimes

If you or a loved one are facing a sex crime charge, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. These crimes are taken very seriously by the police and prosecutors, and you need to secure an attorney who will get to work immediately. At Okabe & Haushalter, we have the knowledge and experience you need to handle this. Our Los Angeles sex crimes attorney will get to work investigating what happened and building your case. Today, we want to discuss a recent case that was prosecuted by the LA County District Attorney’s Office.

The specifics behind this case

We have learned that a former high school track coach in Rosemead has admitted to committing sex crimes against a minor. The incidents apparently began when the girl involved was 14 years old.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said that Fidel Camarena Dominguez, 37, pleaded no contest to “two counts of lewd act upon a child 14 or 15.” He has been sentenced to three years in prison and will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

According to the DA’s office, the suspect has sex with the student from February 2015 to June 2017. She victim came forward to report the crimes earlier this year.

Why are we discussing this case?

When charges were initially filed in March of this year, prosecutors stacked the deck against him. At the time, he was facing:

  • 6 counts of lewd act upon a child 14 or 15
  • Two counts of oral copulation of a person under 16
  • Unlawful sexual intercourse
  • Oral copulation of a person under 18
  • Dissuading a witness

At the time, the DA’s office releases a statement saying that Dominguez could face more than 10 years in prison.

When it comes to these cases, the list of charges above demonstrates why having an attorney is so vital. Prosecutors will throw every charge they possibly can at a suspect, even if they know their evidence is thin. The thinking is that this gives them a bargaining room for a plea deal.

An attorney can help you get through the tactics used by the DA’s office and help ensure you are treated fairly throughout the entire process.

We are ready to evaluate your case

If you or someone you care about has been charged with a sex crime, you need to call an attorney as soon as possible. The best way to beat these charges is to secure a defense lawyer who has extensive experience and can get to work immediately. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are ready to take your case. Our track record of success speaks for itself, and we will work diligently to investigate all aspects of your case so we can get the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether. When you need a Los Angeles sex crime attorney, you can contact us today by calling 310-430-7799 for a free consultation.