Have you ever heard the term sexting? Essentially, it is the act of taking, sending or receiving nude photos or sexually suggestive messages by cellphone or another electronic device.
It is tough enough when a child is charged with a criminal act, but when a young person is accused of a sex crime, the child can be sent down an unwitting path of no return given how sex crimes are viewed in our society and how such crimes are punished in perpetuity.
In 1984, a 48-year-old mother of six was brutally sexually assaulted and beaten to death in a Washington, D.C., alleyway Prosecutors claimed she had been confronted by a gang of violent teenagers. It was one of the first cases in the U.S. in which police alleged that ferocious crews of young men were roaming the streets, ready to viciously assault innocent people.
When does sexual conduct cross the line into being “sexual battery”? Well, here in Ohio, it can in a range of different situations.
In 2008, state lawmakers replaced Ohio's Megan's law with the Adam Walsh Act. While both of these bills outlined the laws regarding sex offender registration, they had one key difference: the Adam Walsh Act gave certain offenders the chance to terminate their sex offender registration duties.
Over the past few years, the media and the public have become increasingly concerned about the ways in which sexual assault and rape accusations are handled on college campuses. For too long, victims have been denied the justice owed to them due to inadequate and callous responses to their accusations by campus authorities.