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Sex Crimes Archives

Woman accused of sexual involvement with 3 students

On March 3, it was reported that a California woman was accused of sexually exploiting three high school students. The 42-year-old woman was taken into police custody on Feb. 28 and ultimately charged with unlawful sexual intercourse and knowingly dissuading a victim or witness.

Sexual assault law gives harsher punishments

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that lengthen the prison sentences for those who are convicted of sexual assault. The two laws, which came about as a response to the results of Brock Turner's rape case, end the ability for those convicted of sexually assaulting unconscious individuals from seeking short prison sentences.

San Francisco burglary results in sex crime charge

A California man was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while she was sleeping in her home. He has now been convicted of a felony and sentenced to life in prison, according to the San Francisco District Attorney's Office. The 30-year-old man was convicted of assault with intent to commit rape or other acts of sexual assault during a burglary.

Unlawful sexual intercourse in California

Many Californians do not have a real understanding of the types of conduct that may be considered to be unlawful sexual intercourse. Unlawful sexual intercourse may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor and result in many harsh penalties, including sex offender registration that may continue long after a sentence is completed.

Overview of indecent exposure laws

People in California could be charged with indecent exposure if they expose their genitals in public. To convict someone of indecent exposure, the prosecution must be able to prove that the defendant's actions were willful and meant to be lewd or obscene. Accidentally exposing one's genitals is not considered a sex crime because it is not intentional.

Subway and Fogle suspend relationship over child porn raid

Many California residents have likely heard that Subway has announced the suspension of its relationship with longtime spokesman Jared Fogle after the company learned he was the target of an investigation centered on child pornography. In a statement, Subway said the decision was "mutually agreed" upon and that Fogle is cooperating with authorities.

Ruling could lead to changes in sex offender program

Legislators in California and around the country often face challenges as they balance the rights of incarcerated people with the need to protect the public. A Minnesota judge is facing such an issue as sex offenders in the state who are detained in a treatment program deal with potential violations of their rights. The judge in the case has noted that the program in question has never completely discharged any participants. Given the 20-year existence of the program and the high costs, the judge has demanded that state lawmakers find a solution that will protect the rights of those who have been held in connection with this program.

A minor traffic infraction leads to charges of pimping

According to a recent report, a routine traffic stop in Northern California resulted in several arrests. One of the cases included allegations of pimping. The report stated that a Honda Accord was stopped for allegedly traveling at an unsafe speed. The vehicle held five occupants. The driver reportedly did not have a license, and one of the passengers was apparently on probation.

Are colleges denying students rights in sexual assault cases?

Everyone is innocent until proven guilty. It’s a saying we all know and apply to many situations, especially in criminal cases. Many of us also know that we have the right to an attorney when facing criminal charges and have the right to a fair trial where the burden of proof lies on the accuser not the accused. These are rights we are grateful to have, even if we rarely find ourselves in need of them.

California teacher admits to illegal sexual conduct with students

For some teachers, the best way to reach students is to get close to those students. There are some instances in which a teacher getting close to students might go a little too far. In those cases, the teacher might make the students feel uncomfortable, which might lead to the students seeking advice from another adult. One teacher in California has admitted to molesting two boys in her class. She also admits to sexting the boys.

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