Anytime a person is accused of doing something illegal, these accusations will have a negative effect on that person's life. However, allegations of sex crimes can be especially detrimental to a person's professional and personal reputation, even if such charges are unfounded. People in Arizona may recognize actress Allison Mack from her days as a star in "Smallville." However, she is currently facing sex trafficking charges.
The actress was recently released from jail after posting bond. The charges were filed after it came to light that the actress was allegedly involved in a pyramid scheme that sexually exploited recruits. In the scheme, recruits were reportedly made to engage in sexual activities under false pretenses.
Mack is now under house arrest. Her attorneys are working with the prosecution on a potential plea deal, based on legal filings. According to these filings, it is reasonably likely that her case will not go to trial. She has pled not guilty. If she were convicted on the charges, she could face anywhere from 15 years to life in prison.
As this shows, even well-known public figures can be accused of sex crimes. When it comes to sex crimes, police and prosecutors will not hesitate to take these allegations seriously. They will make every effort to convict those they believe have committed such crimes. Sex crimes come with serious penalties that could affect a person for the rest of their lives. Therefore, it is important to ensure that anyone accused of these crimes has the information they need to counter the charges.
Source: abc15.com, "'Smallville' actress Allison Mack granted bail in sex trafficking case," April 24, 2018