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Category: Sex Crimes
In today’s age of technology, meeting people online or through a dating app is an everyday occurrence. Even social media platforms are used for people to meet and date new people.
While many of these online resources have age limits to help keep minors active, it doesn’t always work. It’s easy for a minor to lie about their age. What happens if you meet a person, hook up with them, and then find out they aren’t the legal age of [...]
In Illinois, sex abuse is a topic that has been discussed in the public sphere for quite some time. Some loopholes in the law, as well as big cases in the media, have spurred the legislature to act. As a result, we have new legislation called Faith’s Law.
Also know as House Bill 1975, Faith’s Law is named for a student who experienced sexual abuse at the hands of a trusted adult. This law now legally defines what it means [...]
In Illinois, certain crimes are considered more serious than others. Of course, there are felony and misdemeanors with which a person can be charged. But there also exists a certain level of a felony that is considered the most serious: Class X felonies.
Sex crimes are felonies that can easily bleed over into Class X felony territory, especially if aggravating factors are present. In fact, a man in Fulton County was found guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a [...]
Sex crimes, unfortunately, happen quite often. And maybe more often in Illinois than other places.
A study from SafeHome.org found that the state of Illinois has the fifth-highest number of people listed on their sex offender registry in the United States. That means that the state has more registered sex offenders than 45 other states out there.
This begs a salient question: what does it mean to be an Illinois sex offender? What types of crimes can put you on [...]
Sooner or later, those who commit sex crimes will have to answer for them, especially those who commit sex crimes more than once. No matter how much money a person has or how famous they are, the law is the law.
A Chicago case centering around a famous singer shows how much this is true. He is being prosecuted in both New York and Illinois for sex crimes including sexual exploitation of children, forced labor, child pornography, and kidnapping. It [...]
August 7, 2022
Child Pornography | Sex Crimes | Sex Trafficking
In Illinois, internet sex crimes are being prosecuted at increasing levels. That’s partly because of how common communication online is today, which has led to the creation of a specialized police unit that investigates crimes online, including sex crimes.
Just like with any other sex crime, internet sex crimes are very serious charges. A conviction for sex crimes related to the internet can throw your life into turmoil, leaving you facing serious felony charges and even decades in prison if [...]
July 29, 2022
It’s not uncommon for a marriage to end in divorce. In most cases that move through the divorce courts of Illinois, the court encourages people to work together to come to agreements on a divorce decree. If an agreement cannot be reached, then the next best route it to settle the divorce in court.
When domestic violence is thrown into the divorce mix, it can make things a whole lot more complicated. That’s because, in cases where domestic violence is [...]