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Falsey Accused? Six Reasons For False Rape Raps

September 16, 2013

It’s a four-letter word that staggers the senses and enrages the emotions — rape. Perhaps second only to murder in the pecking order of violent crimes, this physically demeaning and abusive treatment, upon conviction, deserves the harshest and most severe penalties. Violating the sanctity of human expression through physical intimacy, rapists are vile individuals in need […]

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FBI Nets Arrests in Oklahoma Child Sex Trafficking Sting

August 14, 2013

A recent FBI investigation into child sex trafficking made headlines when Operation Cross Country VII netted 150 arrests and rescued 105 minors aged 13 to 17 in 76 cities across the United States. Locally, three juveniles were rescued from sex trafficking, but media reports differ widely on the number of arrests in Oklahoma City, with […]

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Indecent Act – Options Your Defence Team Can Explore

August 8, 2013

(Australian/Victorian Criminal Law) An indecent assault is defined as an assault performed against another person under indecent circumstances. The term ‘indecent’ may refer to a wide range of acts, but it is often understood as a term with sexual connotations. An indecent act with a child under the age of 16, on the other hand, […]

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Sex Crime Charges: An Overview of What They are and When They Can be Fought

July 18, 2013

Sex crimes present several unique challenges to defendants. In many cases, victims are reluctant to speak out, victims may not recall the incident with clarity, physical evidence is lacking, and prosecutors and society view sex offenders with a scorn not usually seen even among other types of criminals. This can easily lead to a rush […]

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What is the Oklahoma Violent Offender Registry?

July 11, 2013

In 2003, 89-year-old Mary Rippy was brutally strangled by her neighbor, Tommy Standefer—a violent felon with convictions for first degree manslaughter and felony possession of a firearm. The elderly woman did not know about Standefer’s criminal past and didn’t suspect the violence brewing nearby. In 2004, the Oklahoma legislature enacted the Mary Rippy Violent Crime […]

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When is it OK to plead the Fifth Amendment?

June 6, 2013

The Fifth Amendment is usually described as protecting the rights of criminal defendants, but, since anyone can be accused of crimes, the amendment actually extends to all citizens. Although the Constitution does not specifically say so, it establishes an accusatorial rather than an inquisitorial system. Thus, the Fifth Amendment is based on the presumption that […]

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Keeping Your Workplace Harassment-Free

March 15, 2013

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits sexual harassment in the workplace. Harassment refers to unwanted behavior or contact that occurs in the workplace. Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and offensive remarks about a person’s body or gender. The harassment can be verbal, written, nonverbal or visual. An employee can be […]

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5 Articles About Sex Crimes

February 28, 2013

Sex crimes charges are generally never what you want to find yourself facing. The stigma that accompanies them is usually the “guilty until proven innocent” and even once the accused is proven innocent their reputations have been fully tarnished and sometime unrepairable. Here is a list of 5 articles relating to sex crime laws form […]

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Looking for Signs of Sexual Trauma in Children

February 20, 2013

Out of all the traumas that can occur during childhood, abuse is one of the most detrimental. Child abuse occurs any time that a child is mistreated physically, emotionally or sexually. Unfortunately, many children may not tell someone that they are being abused. For this reason, it is important for parents, neighbors and trusted caregivers […]

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Some Things You Wouldn’t Expect To Be Sex Crimes

January 16, 2013

(Based on criminal law in various US states.) Sometimes you might be charged with sex crimes even when you didn’t think that you should be. A sex crime sticks to you, it follows you everywhere. It can and will change your work, social, school, even your housing life. They can twist your life upside down […]

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