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Category: Sex Crimes


Revenge Porn: What Happens If You Get Charged in Illinois?
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Revenge Porn: What Happens If You Get Charged in Illinois?

We use computers and smartphones for almost everything in modern society. This has affected many aspects of society, including criminal activity.

 

The advent of smartphones with high-definition cameras has increased the incidence of “revenge porn,” a crime in which the defendant posts online or otherwise distributes private sexual images of the victim without the victim’s consent.

 

Below, we provide a guide to revenge porn, including how Illinois defines and prosecutes the crime, civil actions faced by some defendants, … Read More

Can You Get Off the Illinois Sex Offender Registry?
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Can You Get Off the Illinois Sex Offender Registry?

In 1996, a database was created by the FBI to keep tabs on convicted sex offenders. Registration into this database consisted of individuals who had been convicted of:

Predatory sexual actions
Sexual offense against children and minors
Sexually violent acts

The database was thus named the sex offender registry, and its purpose was to monitor sex offenders to prevent them from hurting other people – especially children.

 

Over time, the sex offender registry has become much more than just … Read More

Criminal Charges That Put You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry
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Criminal Charges That Put You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry

If you are facing a sex crime charge or worried that an accusation might be coming, one of the biggest questions on your mind is probably whether or not you could have to register as a sex offender in Illinois.

 

As consequences go, being on the sex offender registry is one of the worst ongoing hardships someone can be saddled with, as it has been shown to harm job prospects, limit living opportunities, stand in the way of loans, … Read More

Will New Illinois Sexual Assault Reporting Law Increase False Charges?
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Will New Illinois Sexual Assault Reporting Law Increase False Charges?

 

 

Few crimes are as stigmatized as sex crimes – and for good reason. Sex crimes are grievous offenses that have long-lasting psychological impacts on victims. Moreover, the victims of sex crimes are often reluctant to report the offense, meaning that as few as one in five rapes are reported.

 

A new Illinois law seeks to increase reporting of sexual assault by requiring law enforcement officers to take a report regardless of when the alleged crime occurred or … Read More

Is Sexual Harassment a Crime in Illinois?
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Is Sexual Harassment a Crime in Illinois?

“If you had said to me two weeks ago that a woman was going to say that I had made her uncomfortable and disrespected her in one of these ways I would have said ‘no’ … So, you know, I don’t know. I can’t say.”

 

That’s now-former Minnesota Senator Al Franken responding to a question about whether or not he thought more women would come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

 

To some of you, it … Read More