Sex crimes may carry a social stigma and serious consequences, but the evidence of those crimes is often nothing more than one person's word against another's. As a result, sex offenses are often some of the most controversial charges, especially if the supposed victim does not even know whether sex occurred.
Recently, a 20-year-old Minnesota man was charged with two counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. Police claim they found the man partially undressed with a naked and intoxicated 13-year-old girl in the man's car. According to police, the man's car had crashed and when police approached the car, the man was lying on top of the girl. The girl asserts that she had been drinking alcohol and did not know how she and the man got to the back seat or whether the two had sex. The man told police he did not know that the girl was only 13 years old.