Sex Crimes

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  • Megan’s Law – Effectiveness & Criticisms

    More than two decades ago, 7-year-old Megan Kanka was murdered and sexually assaulted by her neighbor. After discovering that the man who committed the act was a convicted sex offender, Megan’s parents set in motion changes that would come to define the national policy towards sex offenders. Today the collection of laws which require individuals convicted of sexual crimes to register in publically ...
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  • Date Rape: What It Is and How You Can Be Charged

    Different states define the act of rape with various legal terms and in Texas, it is known as sexual assault. The term “date rape” refers to a sexual assault committed by a person that is involved in or potentially involved in a relationship with the victim. Legally, a conviction for cases of sexual assault of any kind, including date rape, typically centers on discussions of consent. If a victim ...
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  • Who Qualifies for Sex Offender Deregistration in Texas?

    In the state of Texas, you could be required to register as a sex offender if you have been convicted of a sexually motivated crime . This may include a wide variety of offenses, including those related to sexual assault, prohibited sexual conduct, indecency with a child, compelling prostitution and possession of child pornography. The duration of one's registration will ultimately depend on the ...
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  • Three Plausible Defenses Against Prostitution Charges

    When an individual deliberately engages in sexual acts for a fee, he or she is committing the crime of prostitution. Even the solicitation of sexual relations while in a public place for a fee, regardless of whether or not money actually changes hands, may be enough to warrant an arrest on charges of prostitution . If you have been arrested for prostitution, and it is your first offense, you will ...
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  • What Happens if I Fail to Register as a Sex Offender?

    According to the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), all convicted sex offenders are required to register with local law enforcement in the city or community in which they are currently residing, or intend to reside. Law enforcement officers at both the state and local level are to maintain a sex offender registration database to help track sex offenders, monitor their ...
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