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18-year-old facing over 300 years if convicted for serial rape

Sex crimes, especially those involving children, are commonly viewed with contempt and those who commit them are viewed as subhuman animals deserving the worst punishments possible. This blind hatred of such a horrible act can lead people to vilify the accused before guilt is even established. The stigma of sex crimes is so great that people's negative perceptions can continue even when a suspect is proven innocent. The falsely accused face a long road to reclaiming their good name and public image.

New Arizona law makes 'revenge porn' a felony charge

Being charged with a sex crime can be damaging to a person's reputation, career and personal life. For those who are facing a certain type of sex crime charge in Arizona, the penalties have just gotten much more severe.

Former NFL player indicted on multiple charges in Arizona

People travel a lot nowadays, whether for work or pleasure. Sometimes these individuals find themselves the center of a criminal investigation, which could lead to criminal charges in each state. These allegations can threaten an individual's personal and professional life as well as his or her freedom. Thus, when this happens, the accused individual should seek a competent legal defense in order to protect him or herself from unjust punishment.

Online ad leads to arrest of over 30 men for alleged sex crimes

Authorities in Arizona are cracking down on sex crimes, and in some cases, using aggressive tactics to identify and arrest people suspected of such crimes. Such investigative techniques may produce arrests, but can sometimes blur the lines between constitutional conduct. With the reputations and futures of those accused on the line, it can be vital to fight charges with the same aggressive nature from which they came.

Man arrested for alleged sexual relationship with teenager

Society changes as the world around it changes. There was once a time when people rarely lived to the age of 50. Possibly due to their short life expectancy, it was widely accepted in society for teenagers to marry and start a family. While that may have been appropriate and even necessary during that period of history, the world has changed and so has the expectations involving teenagers, adults and sex.

Arizona program tries to help former sex workers

The American legal system is one of trial and error. Laws are created by a group of individuals, usually men, who sometimes have little practical experience in the area for which the law is suppose to govern. This method of law creation may explain why sex workers, who are usually victims themselves, are subject to laws that seek to punish them rather than help.

Police arrest man accused of multiple sexual assaults

Crimes involving alleged sexual abuse can be hard for the public to stomach. The act of forcefully taking what is normally given in love or pleasure can so incite individuals that a mere accusation is all that is needed to damage the reputation and professional life of the accused. The public at large holds sexual crimes with such distain that one instance of misjudgment can require a lifetime of public penance in the form of the sex offender registry.

Arizona senator under investigation for alleged sex abuse

Foster care and adoption have a long and mostly positive history in the United States. But as awareness and reporting advance, in recent years there have been more cases of child abuse and neglect from adoption situations. Crimes of a sexual nature, especially those performed against children or the disabled are viewed as especially heinous in the United States. The crimes are so despised that even an allegation of such an act can be enough to effectively ruin an individual's life regardless of whether or not the claim is true.

67 year-old arrested for online relationship with teen

The internet is one of the greatest inventions of mankind. It has allowed for people to across the world to talk and share information with the simple click of a button. There is a darker side to the rise of the internet as cyber-crimes are rampant however. A particularly frowned upon type of sex crime involves adults preying on the young, whether it is through the possession of child pornography or seducing an underage child for sexual acts.

Arizona pondering effects of Supreme Court DNA ruling

DNA is the basic block of information that make up a person, as well as a tool used in many a criminal trail and investigation. Since its first accepted use in court as evidence, DNA has been used by both prosecutors and defense attorneys in sex crime cases across the country. As technology becomes more reliable and easy to use there is a growing governmental movement to sample, store, and use DNA on a national scale.

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