Yes, this charge is valid. You need to hire and attorney who can present your side of the story to prosecutors and hopefully get this charge dismissed.
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Yes, from the facts that you have provided will allow legal support for a the charge. Hopefully, because of your extenuating circumstances, you can try to get a plea agreement to a lesser charge. You should not speak about the facts of this case to anybody, and I highly suggest that you hire a lawyer to represent you in this case.