Category Archives: Sex Crimes

With the recent trend of “Me Too,” in which sexual assault survivors, mostly women, have shared their stories, many people have come forward with accusations. Being accused of sexual assault is very serious, since it can be charged as a … Continue reading

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“Sexting” is a relatively recent addition to our everyday vocabulary. Perhaps you have heard the word in passing conversation or the news. Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit photographs to another individual by way of an electronic device. … Continue reading

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As technology continues to advance, more and more people commit computer- and internet-based computer- and internet-based crimes. The advent of conveniences such as smartphones has given rise to extreme levels of interconnected relationships and industry but also offers more opportunities for … Continue reading

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According to national statistics, a person is sexually assaulted every two minutes in this country. In a sexual assault investigation, law enforcement will often process a rape kit from the alleged victim. A rape kit includes the evidence that is collected, … Continue reading

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In 2014, the state of Illinois greatly increased the statute of limitations for child sex abuse crimes. Under the current law, a victim has 20 years after their 18th birthday to report the crime to law enforcement. However, in light of … Continue reading

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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, child pornography is defined as “any visual depiction of sexually explicit conduct involving a minor (persons less than 18 years old).” Child pornography is also classified as child abuse under federal law as … Continue reading

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According to a study done by the National Institute of Justice, less than five percent of attempted or completed rapes of college females are actually reported to law enforcement. In an effort to combat those statistics, the state has passed … Continue reading

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In 2013, Illinois changed the classification for the crime of prostitution from a felony to a Class A misdemeanor. Conviction for prostitution carries with it a possible jail sentence of up to 12 months and/or a fine of up to … Continue reading

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