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Unwanted Child Pornography Leads to Unwanted Charges

January 12, 2013

Criminal Attorneys specializing in child pornography cases say convictions of the innocent are likely without the proper forensic computer expert.  This is likely explained by:  1.  The lack of knowledge by many criminal attorneys representing those charged with possession of child pornography; 2.  The lack of funds available for qualified forensic computer experts; and 3.  […]

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How to Handle Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

November 21, 2012

What is Sexual Harassment? Sexual harassment can make work uncomfortable for victims. It can happen to anyone, whether male or female, and it is very common. Sexual harassment can range from bothersome comments and advances to physical touching or intimidation, or pressure to go on dates or perform sexual acts, any of which can create […]

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Does Megan’s Law Deter or Encourage Sex Crimes?

November 20, 2012

Megan’s Law, passed in 1996, is a system that authorizes law enforcement agencies to notify the public about sex offenders who live in their community. The law was created when seven-year-old Megan Kanka was raped and killed by a known child molester who moved across the street from her family. The law was designed with […]

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Is Relieving Yourself Indecent Exposure?

November 12, 2012

(Guest post regarding indecent exposure under US criminal law) Going to the bathroom is a natural bodily function. Problem is, you can only “hold it” for so long before the pain and discomfort becomes unbearable. So, what happens when you’re out in public, with no restroom to be found? Many of us have been on […]

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Loss of Exhibit Post Trial Did Not Prejudice Defendant

October 29, 2012

On July 9, 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit upheld a lower court’s decision denying a mistrial in a North Dakota case in which defense evidence exhibits disappeared after the conclusion of the trial. A North Dakota district court jury convicted John Fitzgerald Wallette of one count of aggravated sexual […]

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New Jimmy Saville Allegations

October 19, 2012

Anyone who lives in the UK is aware who Jimmy Saville is. Famous both for being a philathropist, and a man of a unique style, the entertainer sadly died in October 2011. Recently many people have come forward with allegations that Saville had sexually assaulted them as children during the 1960s and 1970s. The most […]

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Small Town Sexual Assault

September 6, 2012

(US criminal law) In 2011, the town of Cleveland, Texas received unwanted attention in the form of a sexual assault scandal.  Law enforcement officers charged 20 males with serious assault crimes, believing that the group repeatedly attacked an 11 year old girl. The official report stated that the men were charged with sexual abuse of […]

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