criminal law
Greg Prosmushkin
Mar 09, 2019

In a breaking and developing story, we are learning that former Philadelphia homicide detective Philip Nordo, 52, is being accused of serious sexual misconduct. According to prosecutors, Nordo has had a pattern of misconduct spanning nearly a decade.

It has been revealed in a grand jury presentment that he allegedly groomed and sexually assaulted male witnesses who were part of investigations he was a part of. Prosecutors allege that Nordo would then intimidate them into staying silent about what happened.

He has been charged with:

  • Multiple counts of rape
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Sexual assault

At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we bring you this case to highlight a few things about sexual assault cases. First, it is clear that the public takes these types of charges very seriously. Rightfully so, they need to be dealt with. We also want to point out that the media is often another arm of the prosecution, a point we will discuss in a moment.

If you need a Philadelphia sex crimes defense attorney, you can count on us to be by your side, working to clear your name.

Sexual Assault Penalties Are Severe

There are a range of sex crimes that a person can face in Philadelphia. Among them are:

  • Rape
  • Statutory sexual assault
  • Involuntary deviate sexual intercourse
  • Indecent assault
  • Sexual assault
  • Incest
  • Endangering the welfare of children
  • Obscene and other sexual materials and performances
  • Corruption of minors
  • Sexual abuse of children
  • Unlawful contact with a minor
  • Sexual exploitation of a minor

Often, a person facing sex crime charges finds themselves facing many of the above charges all at once. This is because, regardless of the evidence that prosecutors have, they will often charge suspects with as much as possible knowing everything will not hold up in court. They stack the deck against them to make the person seem like a monster. Along with that, prosecutors and law enforcement will use the media to set the stage against a suspect in the minds of the public.

Innocent until proven guilty gets thrown out the window.

A skilled sex crimes defense attorney will be your advocate. The penalties for the charges listed above are harsh. Often, a person convicted spends years in prison. A sex crime conviction also means that a person will have to register as a sex offender, something that places lifelong hardships on the person convicted.

What We Can Do

If you or someone you know are facing sex crime allegations or charges, please seek legal assistance immediately. These are not the kind of charges in which you want to rely on a public defender. The stakes are too high. You need a team who will work to investigate all aspects of a case and work to get the charges against you dropped or reduced. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we want to go over your options with you. We have the experience you need to get through this. When you need an attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling (215)-799-9990;.