Case Results - Sex Offenses

Ms. Muth's practice emphasizes the defense of sex crimes, such as:

  • Rape
  • Child Rape
  • Child Molestation
  • Indecent Liberties
  • Communicating with a Minor for Immoral Purposes
  • Possession, Delivery, and Distribution of Child Pornography
  • Voyeurism
  • Sexually motivated assault
  • Other sexually motivated crimes, such as burglary, unlawful imprisonment, and kidnapping

Ms. Muth represents individuals at all stages of proceedings, including pre-charging, investigation, trial, and appeals and other forms of post-conviction. She also advises clients facing civil lawsuits for sexual abuse on their potential criminal exposure and Fifth Amendment privilege issues.

Representative Results Include

  • Obtained reduction of indecent liberties charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Represented health care professional charged with multiple sex offenses involving patients under his care. Investigation revealed that the accusers had significant impairments which impacted their credibility. Case reduced to misdemeanor assault, no jail time.
  • Obtained not guilty verdict in DNA rape case: Not guilty verdict for individual charged with Rape in the Second Degree. Client's DNA had been located as evidence. Jury acquitted in forty minutes. (King County Superior Court)
  • Rape charges not filed: Client investigated for third degree rape charges following a sexual encounter on a boat with an intoxicated female. Interviewed client's witnesses who corroborated client's account and provided information to detective, which convinced detective not to refer case to the prosecutor for charging. (Skagit County)
  • Child molestation charges not filed: Female client accused of sexually touching her foster son. Obtained mental health records of accuser that called accuser's credibility into question. Provided package to detective, which convinced state not to file charges. (Skagit County)
  • Sentence of probation and no jail time for federal child pornography charges: Sentence of probation (no jail time) for individual charged with possessing over 1500 images and 300 videos of child pornography; client faced 78-97 months in federal prison under the United States Sentencing Guidelines range. (Western District of Washington, U.S. District Court)
  • Obtained dismissal of child molestation and child rape charges: Dismissal of multiple counts of first degree child molestation and child rape on grounds that individual was incompetent to stand trial, after two years of litigation and extensive expert consultation. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Obtained dismissal of child molestation charges: Dismissal of multiple counts of first degree child molestation against an Ethiopian immigrant who had received asylum to live in the United States. (King County Superior Court)
  • Obtained dismissal of child molestation charges against female client: Dismissal of charges of first degree child molestation against a female client. Investigation revealed that the accuser had extensive mental health issues which impacted his credibility. (King County Superior Court)
  • Successfully litigated constitutional challenge to sexual assault advocate privilege statute, obtained significant reduction of child molestation charges: Successfully litigated a challenge to the sexual assault advocate privilege statute. First degree child molestation charges reduced to third-degree assault and communicating with a minor for immoral purposes. Original charges carried a penalty of 51-68 months in prison; client released from jail after serving eight months. (Kitsap County Superior Court)
  • Obtained reduction of child molestation charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Reduction of first-degree child molestation charges to misdemeanor fourth-degree assault charges. Client was mother of child. Six months of expert consultation and investigation revealed that police had incorrectly reported that client failed a polygraph, daughter was improperly influenced by stepmother, and daughter had made accusation after attending a Girl Scout's four-hour retreat on Stranger Danger. Client sentenced to 30 days of community service, not required to register as a sex offender. (King County Superior Court)
  • Obtained reduction of child molestation charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Client accused of attempting to molest the seven-year-old daughter of a friend. Seven-year-old was put to bed during a party at her father's friend's house. Investigation revealed that client, who later entered that bedroom to sleep, had previously arranged to stay in that room that night and was unaware that the child was there, and that child was unable to state that defendant touched her sexually. Counseled client through successful psycho sexual evaluation showing that client did not pose a risk of sexual harm to the community, which was presented to the prosecutor and used as the basis for the resolution. (Pierce County Superior Court)
  • Obtained reduction of child molestation charges to misdemeanor non-sex offense, no sex offender registration: Reduction of attempted second degree child molestation to misdemeanor assault with sexual motivation. Client sentenced to two months' work release and not required to register as a sex offender. Subpoenaed 184 pages of mental health records of teenage accuser diagnosing accuser as a paranoid schizophrenic who was experiencing extreme mental disturbances around the time that she accused defendant of molesting her, and retained juvenile psychiatrist as expert prepared to conduct a competency examination of the accuser. (Clark County Superior Court)
  • Obtained SSOSA sentence for client to be completed out-of-state: Special Sex Offender Sentencing Alternative for client convicted of molesting younger brothers over a four-year period, to be completed out-of-state, in Utah. (King County Superior Court)
  • Dismissal of First Degree Child Rape Charges: Daughter had accused father of sexually assaulting her over a several-year period. After an extensive investigation, including an interview with the accuser's therapist, accuser recanted after being confronted with inconsistencies. Charges dismissed. (King County Superior Court)
  • Obtained reduction of rape case to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration: Reduction of third degree rape charges to misdemeanor assault, no jail time, no sex offender registration. Defense interview of accuser showed significant inconsistencies with initial report. (Kitsap County Superior Court)