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DA: Arrested lawyer was forcing clients to perfom sex acts for legal service

Posted: 10:19 AM, Feb 01, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-01 19:08:21-05

A lawyer that was arrested this week on drug charges has been forcing clients to perform sexual acts on him in exchange for legal service, according to the Nueces County District Attorney.

At a press conference, DA Mark Gonzalez asked victims to come forward if they felt they were compelled to perform sexual acts on the accused lawyer in exchange for legal services.

“If you were a current or former client of Mr. Perry and you felt compelled in any way to enter into those types of acts where you felt compelled to provide sexual services in exchange for legal services, or were ever threatened that if you did not comply with his requests, definitely sexual, that he wouldn’t represent you in a way that you felt otherwise, please contact our office,” Gonzalez said.

The DA’s office said several female victims, ranging in age from 20s-40s, have made allegations against Perry and it was their claims that led investigators to find drugs at his home.

Perry was arrested Thursday after a year-long investigation by Corpus Christi Police and the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office.

Perry was charged with the second-degree felony Possession of a Controlled Substance, and could serve between two and 20 years in prison.

If you were a victim of John Perry, the DA asks that you call 361-888-0411 or send an e-mail to da.media@nuecesco.com

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