Felony Assault and Solicitation Charges against LA Police Office

By: Wallin & Klarich

LAPD officer charged with soliciting sex and sexual assault in Los Angeles to a young west LA woman

Officer Russel Mecano was charged Tuesday November 4, 2008 with one misdemeanor count of solicitation of prostitution and felony counts of sexual battery by unlawful restraint, penetration by a foreign object by a public official, and penetration by a foreign object under duress.

The 40-year-old eight-year veteran of the LAPD officer was indicted in October 2008 but was kept secret. The indictment accuses Mecano of preying on young women he came into contact with while patrolling in West Los Angeles. If you find yourself in a situation such as this one, it is of the utmost importance to retain the services of a qualified and competent California sex offense defense attorney to fight for your freedom.

If convicted, Mecano faces up to 12 years in prison. When facing serious sexual assault or battery charges, it’s very important to have proper legal representation. When it’s your freedom that’s on the line, the best thing you can do for yourself is get a knowledgeable, experienced, and aggressive attorney that will fight for your freedom even with a heavy sentence possibility such as in this case.

An aggressive Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer will fight for you and make sure that you get the best possible result for your case. We at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience in criminal defense and will fight for you! Call us 24 hours a day 7 days a week at 1-888-749-0034 to speak to one of our qualified and aggressive defense attorneys today! Visit us at www.wklaw.com.

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