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I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Generally, someone who is 14 can be charged as an adult, given the serious and heinous nature of the sex crime against a small child and such crime is a class B felony and the penalty is up to 25 years in prison upon conviction and a lifetime registration as a sex offender.
So it is important for someone who is charged with such a major sex crime to have his parents hire an experienced local criminal
defense attorney who specializes in sex crimes, so this attorney can represent 14 year old in the pending criminal case.
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When, choosing a local attorney to represent you, it would be a good idea to choose someone who has a practice exclusively dedicated to criminal law, has at least 10 years of experience and handled similar matters and also regularly practices before the court located in the jurisdiction where your matter will be heard.
I wish you the best of luck!