Law Office of Leonard Matsuk Articles Good Samaritan and Great Dane Foil Sexual Assault

Good Samaritan and Great Dane Foil Sexual Assault

By Leonard Matsuk  Feb. 28, 2011 8:23p

Just last month it was announced that a 14 year old girl in Connecticut was being sexually assaulted on her front porch when her cries were heard by a neighbor and his Great Dane, Scooby. Larry Smith, the 28 year old attacker, apparently grabbed the young girl on the front steps of her home after she had just exited a bus, threw her down and started to pull off her clothes. It was her struggling and screams that brought her neighbor Augustin Zamora and his dog to the girl's rescue. The attacker fled, and Augustin and Scooby went after him in pursuit. They caught up with him and held him, preventing his escape until police arrived. Smith was arrested and charged with attempted criminal sexual assault and bail was set at $200,000 at his court hearing.

Legal Assistance is Vital

In the state of California, penalties for  sex crimes can be harsh and law enforcement and prosecutors will work diligently to have offenders convicted. If you or someone you know has been charged with a sex crime in the Long Beach area, it would be in your (or their) best interests to get legal help as soon as possible from a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer.

At the Law Office of Leonard Matsuk, we have over 30 years of experience in the local area and are familiar with the judges, clerks and prosecutors in the local criminal courts. This gives us insight which we use to aid in the successful outcomes in our cases. We personally handle each case and intentionally limit the number of cases we take on so as to give each case we do have personalized attention and priority. When your reputation, freedom and future are on the line, having experienced and skilled legal representation is crucial. 

Contact a Long Beach sex crime attorney in our office for a free consultation and we will go over the details of any charges that have been brought against you.

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