Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child.
F.R.’s step-grandchild accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was eleven years old. The allegations were explosive. If found guilty F.R. would have spent the rest of his life in prison.
Mr. Bolotin worked on the defense team that prevented that from happening by exposing the step-grandchild’s motive to fabricate the allegation. She wanted to live with her biological mother, not with her father and his new wife, F.R.’s daughter. The step-grandchild was not bold enough to lie about her father, but she could not care less what happened to F.R., her step-grandfather.
On top of the bias, the defense team showed the jury it was impossible for F.R. to have done what the step-granddaughter accused him of doing. F.R. was frail, could barely walk, and his wife never left his side.
Finally, the defense team called multiple of F.R.’s family members. Every witness testified that he was nothing but the model grandfather. Doting and loving -not the predator the step-grandchild described.
At the close of the evidence, the jury found F.R. Not Guilty of all counts!