PTA, NOT GUILTY OF ATTEMPTED SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A CHILD, GUILTY OF INDECENT EXPOSURE AND INDECENT LANGUAGE.
Camp Foster, Okinawa, Japan
Marine – E-4
Charges: Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child x 2, Attempted Sexual Abuse of a Child x 2.
Result: PTA, Not Guilty of Attempted Sexual Assault of a Child, Guilty of indecent Exposure and Indecent Language.
A Marine Corporal stationed at Camp Foster, Okinawa had been charged by military police when he was caught in a NCIS “To Catch a Predator” sting operation. He was subsequently charged with two specifications of attempted sexual assault of a child and two specifications of attempted sexual abuse of a child.
Mr. Bilecki was quickly retained to the case and immediately began preparations to contest all charges and specifications in front of a jury.
The week prior to trial, our client sought protection from the two most serious charges (the sexual assault charges), and requested that Mr. Bilecki negotiate a pre-trial agreement. A pre-trial agreement was approved in which our client would plead guilty to one specification of indecent language and one specification of indecent exposure – both relating to his chats with the undercover NCIS agent.
This pre-trial agreement significantly lowered the category of sex offender registration for our client and reduced his confinement exposure.