Recent Posts in Rape Category

  • Police Investigate Alleged Rape

    || 2-Nov-2011

    Common law defines rape as the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force, duress or undue influence to engage in sexual intercourse where consent of the victim is not given or where the victim is incapable of giving consent. Pennsylvania statutes state that a person commits a felony of the first degree when the person engages in sexual intercourse with a complainant: (1) By forcible ...
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  • Man Accused of Teen Rape

    || 5-Oct-2011

    Rape is the unlawful compelling of a person through physical force, duress, or undue influence to engage in sexual intercourse where consent of the victim is not given or where the victim is incapable of giving legal consent, whether because of age or because of incapacitation. A person is unable to legally consent to sexual intercourse when the age of the consenting person is below a statutory ...
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  • Wayne County Sex Crimes

    || 10-Mar-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that the Wayne County Court has sentenced an Oregon Township man to between 16 (minimum) and 35 (maximum) years in state prison for repeatedly sexually assaulting two girls, ages 4 and 6. Readers' reactions to the sentencing range from shock at its being too lenient, to suggestions about our instituting corporal punishment for sex offenders, to criticism of the ...
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  • Thoughts from a Pocono Criminal Defense Lawyer

    || 8-Jan-2010

    In the 1960s, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted experiments aimed at measuring everyday people's willingness to perform violent acts against others when told to do so by an authority figure. You may remember the results from psychology class: 65% of participants, obeying the authority figure's orders, inflicted maximum levels of pain on the experimental subject. Of ...
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  • Pike County Child Pornography

    || 24-Oct-2009

    A local Roman Catholic priest is facing Pike County child pornography charges. The man, who served as an assistant pastor in different parishes and taught in several local Catholic schools, has worked in the diocese of Scranton since 1992. In the state of Pennsylvania, child pornography is a very serious sex crime. Pike county child pornography charges require the expertise of a skilled Milford ...
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  • ESU Rape Charges Untrue

    || 28-Aug-2009

    The Pocono Record reports today that a young woman who claimed to have been raped at knifepoint at East Stroudsburg University (ESU) now admits she made up the incident to call attention away from her real problems. This is the second time since July that Monroe County police have investigated what turned out to be a false rape report. In both the ESU case and the earlier case, police, ...
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