Sex Offenses

Revenge Porn: The Rob Kardashian Story

Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the past 10 years, you’ve heard of the infamous Kardashian family. From marriages to children, to leaked sex tapes, this family has been all over social media. Most recently, the youngest of the clan Rob Kardashian has been accused of violating California’s Revenge Porn Law.   The…

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Internet Technology and Pornography

Operation Broken Heart: Child Porn Crackdown

In the wake of Attorney General Session’s Atlanta speech decrying child pornography and reiterating the Trump administration’s emphasis on enforcing pornography distribution laws, the FBI announced Operation Broken Heart IV in late May and early June, a nationwide effort that led to a more than 1,000 arrests. Louisiana saw more than 100 arrests. The Los…

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Dennis Hastert: A Sexually Violent Predator?

Former U.S. Rep. Dennis Hastert may have inadvertently “Adam Walshed” himself when he pled guilty earlier this year and was sentenced last week to federal prison for having “structured” payments and withdrawals from his bank accounts in order to pay hush money to men he had molested as boys. While most of the commentary has…

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Sexual Servitude and Human Trafficking Crimes in North Carolina

Although it’s rare and many people don’t think it happens in North Carolina, there are cases of sexual servitude in North Carolina. Many people think of these crimes in big cities, where a large number of women, children, and sometimes men are kept against their will for the purpose of working as sex slaves, but…

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What is Sexual Exploitation of a Minor in North Carolina?

Sexual exploitation of a minor in North Carolina is most commonly seen as the production, possession, or distribution of child pornography. The NC legislature has categorized this crime as first degree, second degree, and third degree. In first degree sexual exploitation of a minor, a person: Uses, employes, induces, coerces, encourages, or facilitates a person…

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Statutory Rape and Indecent Liberties in North Carolina

Statutory rape laws are based on the age of consent, meaning the age at which legislators feel a person can reasonably consent to participate in a sexual act. The age of consent varies from state to state – in some states it’s 18, in others it’s 14. In North Carolina, the age of consent is…

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How can I avoid the sex offender registry?

North Carolina, like all states, has a sex offender registry. Registration is mandatory if convicted of certain offenses, including misdemeanor sexual battery, indecent liberties with a child, and violent rapes. For less serious felonies and non-violent sex offenses, the minimum term of registration is 10 years. The North Carolina sex offender registry imposes certain requirements,…

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North Carolina Sex Offender Consequences

A sex offense conviction – whether after a full jury trial or after a guilty plea – will have life-long consequences that go beyond a normal conviction. It is crucial that you understand all of those consequences before deciding how to resolve a sex offense or rape charge, and that you consult your Raleigh criminal…

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Mandatory Reporting of North Carolina Sex Offenses

One of the questions I sometimes am asked is under what circumstances one must report sex abuse to authorities. This question has become much more common in light of the recent conviction of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky on more than forty counts of sexual assault of minors. The scandal has made the…

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Child Molestation in North Carolina Law

Being confronted with allegations that you have committed a sexual act on a young child is one of the scariest moments in anyone’s life. When small children claim they have been molested, the whole apparatus of Wake County’s government moves into gear. Perhaps the allegation is made to a teacher. Or maybe a relative says…

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