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Sex Offenders Challenge Residency Rules
A couple of centuries ago, an adulterous woman would be forced to wear a scarlet "A" around her neck. Later, small-town newspapers told who was arrested for all kinds of crimes. Today, sex offenders are subject to harsh limits on where they can live. Many city and state laws prohibit sex offenders from ... READ MORE

Sexually Dangerous Inmates Can Be Indefinitely Held
Typically, once a prisoner has served his or her sentence, he or she is released. However, that's no longer the case when it comes to "sexually dangerous" inmates. Such prisoners can now be held indefinitely, giving the government much more power and discretion than in the past. The Decision The US Supreme ... READ MORE

ThinAir iPhone App and Sex Offender Registry
Update California legislators authorized a payment of $20 million to settle legal claims made by kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard and her family. Dugard was kidnapped in 1991 when she was 11 years old. She was held captive by convicted rapist Phillip Garrido until she was found in 2009. Although state parole ... READ MORE

Legal Changes for Registered Sex Offenders
  Georgia passed a new law that lessens restrictions on registered sex offenders Hundreds of people are being dropped from Ohio’s list of registered sex offenders because the state’s new sex offender law was ruled unconstitutional The US State Department didn’t know it could deny passports to ... READ MORE

VAWA Now Covers LBGTs and Native Americans
Since passage of the original Violence Against Women Act in 1994, reported incidents of violence against women in the United States have decreased by an impressive two-thirds. still, violence against women remains a serious problem. One of five women will be the victim of rape at some time in their lives. ... READ MORE

What Constitutes a Sex Crime?
A sex crime is one that knowingly causes - by force or by threat - another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act. Both the federal government and the states prosecute crimes involving sexual behavior. Sex crimes that involve crossing a state line are more likely to be prosecuted at the federal level. ... READ MORE

Keeping Tabs on Sex Offenders
When it comes to treatment of convicted sex offenders, Americans and the American justice system are very concerned. Sex offenders are seen as targeting the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children. They are often subject to longer prison terms and closer supervision once released than ... READ MORE


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You're confusing whether it is illegal, and whether it can be proven. It is illegal if you have sex with him. Whether anybody can prove it or not depends on the facts and circumstances of the case. ...Read more

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While your reading of the definition of statutory rape is correct, if you think that I am going to tell you that it is okay to have sex with a minor,  then you are mistaken. Proceed at your ...Read more

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What does someone on Megan’s law need to do to be with kids?

Q: My fiancé and I want to get married but I recently got custody of my two granddaughters. Can he be able to stay in my home with me? He seems to like kids. A: Your fiancé should know. If h ... Read more

Can I receive expungement for my indecent exposure conviction?

Q: I sing with a popular oldies group from and it makes me feel less than human at times, because the night I was arrested for exposing myself, I also tried to kill myself because of past bad things h ... Read more

Child Pornography Sentencing Could See Big Change in 2016

Adapted from [2016 Update] New Child Pornography Sentencing Guidelines A new amendment could have a big impact on child pornography sentencing guidelines Set to begin November 1, 2016; will the new gu ... Read more

Defending Prostitution Charges in California

At its core, prostitution is defined as engaging in sexual conduct for “money or other consideration.” The exchange of money for sex is a quite common occurrence in the State of California ... Read more

When Does a Selfie Become a Crime?

There’s nothing new about teenagers flirting. But there is something new about the way they are doing it these days and their acts can be prosecuted as Possession, or Distribution of Child Porno ... Read more

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