Recent Posts in Sex Crimes Category

  • Are you facing federal criminal charges? Is your freedom at stake? Federal crimes and sentences often carry very long and stiff penalties upon conviction or rendering of guilty plea. To ensure your rights are being protected you must first understand federal laws and guidelines. In dealing with sentencing issues in federal court for " sex crimes " and " child pornography " ...
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  • 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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  • Internet Crime in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton

    || 6-Mar-2011

    Internet crime occurs when a person uses the internet as the main means to commit a crime. Being convicted of an internet crime could have devastating effects on your ability to live your life the way you desire. It could mean prison, large fines, community service, probation, restitution to any victims, and a permanent mark on your record. Having a criminal record is never a good thing, and for ...
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  • Sex Crimes in Scranton

    || 17-Jul-2010

    According to the Times-Tribune, a Scranton man has been charged with statutory sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and related offenses after allegedly lying to two young girls about his age and having sex with them. These very serious criminal charges will require the services of an experienced Scranton criminal defense attorney who will properly defend this client, someone ...
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  • New Superintendent in Scranton Diocesan Schools

    || 3-Jun-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports today that Bishop Bambera has appointed a new superintendent for schools in the Diocese of Scranton. The appointment comes nearly three months after the former diocesan superintendent was fired amid allegations of sexual abuse. The allegations made news last January when the DA confirmed he was looking into abuse claims, though the statute of limitations for the alleged ...
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  • Scranton Sex Crimes

    || 13-May-2010

    I have been writing a bit lately about the social stigma of criminal accusations and about the difficulty individuals often have establishing their innocence after the public, or sometimes even the courts, have determined their guilt, before verdict. This is perhaps nowhere more true than with Scranton sex crime accusations. Sex crimes are considered among the worst acts a person can commit, and ...
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  • Luzerne County Felony Defense

    || 5-May-2010

    It's probably not a great idea for a Luzerne County felony defense attorney to read the public comments that follow news articles detailing successful defense strategies lawyers use to advocate on behalf of their clients. Everyone is an expert, especially regarding high-profile cases, and the professionals advocating on behalf of the accused are often denigrated right along with their client. ...
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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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  • Old Forge Gunman Arrested

    || 25-Jan-2010

    The Times-Tribune reports that Old Forge schools were shut down and several local roads closed this afternoon while police worked to apprehend an alleged gunman roaming in and out of the woods in a residential and business neighborhood near West Oak Street Cemetery. Thank goodness, Old Forge pizza production appears to have remained unaffected. In all seriousness, a man with a gun trying to escape ...
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  • Scranton PA Child Pornography Lawyer

    || 9-Nov-2009

    Figuring out how to find a Scranton PA child pornography lawyer isn't an easy thing to do, but sometimes, innocent people do find themselves charged with sex crimes and needing a legal advocate. Rogan Law can help. Today's Pocono Record reports that a recent Associated Press investigation found cases in which innocent people were accused and even convicted of possessing child pornography ...
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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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  • Stroudsburg, Monroe County Appeal

    || 20-Jul-2009

    Some news broke recently regarding a potential Stroudsburg, Monroe County appeal. Last Friday, I learned that a Monroe County jury had convicted Hugo Selenski of robbery and kidnapping. The case was major news, as Selenski had already been tried and found not guilty in other well-publicized cases, including two murders and a jail escape. Selenski still faces charges in Luzerne County for a double ...
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  • Charged with Violent Crimes in Monroe County

    || 1-Jul-2009

    It is not uncommon for people to be charged with violent crimes in Monroe County. But what causes some people to become violent while others never do? Following the recent, shocking mass murder at a Binghamton, NY immigrant center, the Pocono Record published and article about what triggers such killing sprees. Experts who were interviewed said mass murderers generally share certain ...
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  • Local law enforcement recently acted to combat Lackawanna County internet crimes, which have increased significantly over the last several years. In 2008, the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) , run by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in partnership with the National White Collar Crime Center, reported 33.1% more complaints than in 2007. According to The Times-Tribune, Pennsylvania ...
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  • Nationally and statewide, the incidence of child sexual abuse seems to be declining. This news, though still tentative and open to a variety of interpretations, represents a bright spot in a bleak picture which suggests that as many as 25% of girls and 16% of boys experience sexual abuse by age 18. Such devastating prevalence has terrible impacts on individual victims, their families and our wider ...
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