Criminal Defense

Sex Crimes & Offenses

S.T. Allen Law, P.C.

How We Can Help

Attorney Shay T. Allen prosecuted numerous sex crime cases for Cook County and can apply that experience to identify weak points in the State’s case against you. He has defended clients in dozens of sex crime cases, with results including not guilty verdicts and reductions to lesser included crime.

“No matter how big or small your case is, I will do everything within my power to provide you with the best representation available. I offer affordable rates and payment plans so no one is denied justice due to lack of funds.”

– Attorney Shay T. Allen

Prepared to Protect for Your Reputation

Sexual Criminal Cases

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In Illinois, being charged with a sexual offense is an extremely difficult and sensitive situation. Even without any concrete evidence against you, your reputation and network of support may be damaged. 

 A sex-related conviction typically involves being listed on the National Sex Offender Registry, a public database that negatively identifies you to others and restricts your ability to live and move in certain areas. 


Call to schedule your free consultation: 708-960-0113.

Top 3 Common Criminal Charges

Sexual Offenses

If you are facing sex crime charges in Illinois, such as sexual assault, rape, or child pornography, S.T. Allen Law, P.C. can provide you with legal assistance .

He now applies that experience to defend clients facing charges include:


Statutory Rape

In Illinois, the age of consent is 17. Anyone who engages in sexual activity with a child younger than 17 can face charges for statutory rape or a similar crime. Statutory rape is prosecuted under Illinois’s laws on criminal sexual abuse, aggravated criminal sexual abuse, and aggravated or predatory criminal sexual assault.



In Illinois, sexual assault is a serious crime with severe consequences. It is defined as a penetrative sexual act committed against another without their consent or ability to give consent. This includes sexual acts against victims who are under age, mentally disabled, or otherwise incapable of giving consent, in addition to rape through the use or threat of force.


Public Indecency

In Illinois, public indecency is a criminal offense that involves exposing one’s body in a lewd manner with the intent to arouse or satisfy sexual desire in a public place.

Breastfeeding an infant does not qualify as public indecency, but it remains debatable whether breastfeeding a young child in public could constitute public indecency.

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All The Way Through.

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If you have been charged with a sexual offense, it is important for you to have experienced representation. A sex crime conviction can involve significant jail time, depending on the circumstances and any previous offenses.

Issues That May Arise In Violent Crimes Cases

You Are Not Alone

Our Professional Services Include:

Discovery: Discovery is the process of gathering evidence before a trial. This can include depositions, interrogatories, and requests for documents.

Jury Trials: In civil cases, the right to a trial by jury is preserved for cases where the value in controversy exceeds twenty dollars. 

Expert Witnesses: Expert witnesses can provide testimony on complex issues such as medical conditions, police procedures, or forensic evidence.

Appeals: If a client is unhappy with the outcome of a trial, they may choose to appeal the decision. This can be a lengthy and complex process.

Do You Require Related Services for

Violent and Gun Charges?

Violent crimes and gun charges are many times related to other services for which Attorney Allen can represent you including:

FAQs - Sex Crimes & Sexual Offenses

Section 2250 of Title 18, United States Code, makes it a federal offense for sex offenders required to register pursuant to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), to knowing fail to register or update a registration as required.


Violent crimes include rape and sexual assault, robbery, assault and murder. NIJ supports research that strives to understand and reduce the occurrence and impact of violent crimes. This includes describing the scope of these crimes, such as how and when they occur and their consequences.