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Category: Sex Crimes


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

How You Can Defend Yourself against a Chicago Sex Crime Charge
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How You Can Defend Yourself against a Chicago Sex Crime Charge

The consequences for sex crimes are serious and can be life-altering. Sometimes allegations of sex crimes are not based on the facts, and unfortunately false testimonies do happen. It’s important to know the defenses available to you if you are facing sex crime charges in Chicago so your reputation and livelihood can be protected.

 

Any non-consensual sexual contact falls into the category of sex crimes. Unwanted touching of sexual organs, sexual assault (rape), sexual battery, and molestation are included. … Read More