DNA technology has helped to resolve many cold cases nationwide. Frequently, arrests take place after a DNA matches are found that tie people to sex crimes or other offenses many years after the crimes were perpetrated. Such evidence recently led to the arrest of a Michigan man on charges of sexual misconduct on a minor in a neighboring state back in March, 2009.
Sexual abuse allegations are serious, emotionally charged accusations that can ruin a person’s life, even if they are later exonerated. Moreover, allegations that are later found to be false (rather than proven inconclusive) are even more insidious, for they may represent deeper emotional issues that are often unresolved even after the damage is done.
In prior posts, we highlighted the growing trend of men who have been suspended by colleges and universities in the midst of sexual assault allegations. Indeed, when stories about these allegations become public, much is said about how the victim feels violated and how life will not be the same.
Next week, comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial in once again Pennsylvania on charges of aggravated indecent assault stemming from an incident in 2004 where he allegedly gave a former Temple University employee Benadryl or some other substance that prevented her from consenting to his advances.
Teachers are in unique positions of leadership and influence. Because of this, there are a number of precautions that are taken to ensure the safety of children in their care. While the focus of safety may be on young elementary school children, the safety of high school children is equally as important.
Valentine’s Day is a time for people to celebrate love. Indeed, love comes in many forms, but for high school and college age students, love is often confused (or used) to obtain sex. This could have disastrous results for people who misinterpret a person’s intentions. Besides the heartbreak that can come from advances or feelings not being reciprocated, criminal charges can come about for those who take things too far.
As we have noted in a number of our posts, those accused of sex crimes, particularly men, are treated as if they have already been convicted of such crimes. Indeed, these feelings likely come from the social stigma that comes with sex crimes, as they are considered the most invasive and heinous crimes in our society.
Indeed, the nation’s economy suggests that the job market is poised to improve in 2018, having a good job is better than hunting for one. However, the job market can still tenuous for those who work minimum wage jobs. When employees are on this end of the spectrum, they tend to worry more about keeping their jobs.
The right to representation in criminal matters is one of the bedrock principles of our legal process. This is primarily based on the deprival of one’s freedom in the event of a criminal conviction. This part seems obvious because people certainly don’t want to go to prison. But the unseen future issues that can come with a criminal conviction are just as important in preventing as a stint behind bars.
In one of the most disappointing and high-profile sexting scandals of the last five years, former congressman Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison. The sentence stems from Weiner’s guilty plea to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor, which was placed with the court in May.