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Hundreds Arrested in Nationwide Sex-Trafficking Bust

In 2015, the Illinois’ Cook County Sheriff’s Department launched a nationwide sex-trafficking string operation that comprised of 70 jurisdictions in 17 states, including Illinois, Arizona, and Nevada. This year’s installment is the largest thus far since the operation first started in 2011.

 

 Officials also recovered 54 women and 14 juvenile sex-trafficking victims nationwide, taking them into custody mental with health, drug abuse, and domestic abuse rehabilitation services.

 

Many of these sex-trafficking and involuntary servitude crimes were discovered on [...]

Aurora Doctor’s License Suspended after Sex Crimes Charges

You’re supposed to be safe when you visit your doctor. These are professionals dedicated to our good health and taking care of us when at our worst. We trust them because they’ve had to undergo so much training, and we trust them as people because you can’t have a job where you help others for a living and be a bad person – right?

 

Those are just some of the things that might have been going through your head [...]

Don’t Become an Online Dating Site Predator

In recent years, the popularity of online dating has been on a steady upswing. More and more people have been turning to websites like eHarmony and Match.com to help them find potential partners.

 

Unfortunately, online dating sites do more than provide alternative settings in which to seriously seek out and meet new partners. These virtual love services can also be potentially dangerous, sometimes acting as centers for engaging in predatory actions.

 

For some people, the hardest part about [...]

Sex Crimes on the CTA Often Go Unreported

Illinois law deals with perpetrators of sex crimes very seriously—when they catch them. However, studies show that an alarming number of sexual harassment, abuse, and assault crimes go unreported. Victims often feel ashamed, or unsure of whether or not their experience constitutes a crime. This is particularly true in public places like the CTA, where large crowds make it easy for groping to go unnoticed and sexist comments are all too common. In response to this problem, local public transit [...]

High School Hazing Can Be a Sex Crime

High school hazing, depending on who you ask, may be described as a “rite of passage,” a “mostly harmless tradition,” or “just a part of growing up.” In recent years, however, high school hazing has been getting more attention and is now recognized as an act of bullying that sometimes even crosses over into criminal behavior.

 

The latest hazing incident to make headlines comes from a Sayreville War Memorial High School, a prep school in New Jersey, where seven [...]

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Facing Assault Charges After a Quarantine Run to Your IL Sam’s Club?

Assault

We’re in tough times. People are scared and hunkering down with as much food and toilet paper as they can. So when stores don’t have the supplies that a person needs to keep their family safe, tensions rise.

If you’ve been shopping at grocery stores lately, you might have noticed police standing around. This is because here in Illinois, squad cars have been called to local Sam’s Clubs to enforce social distancing and control any situations that get out of [...]

Accused of a Title IX Violation? You Have a Right to an Attorney

Title IX Violations

As the Department of Education is attempting to change Title IX laws, Illinois college students are putting up a fight. Experts say that Title IX, the federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination based on sex, is already not sufficient.

Further weakening of the guidelines will only put victims of sexual harassment and misconduct in an even worse position.

Every university student should understand Title IX and what it means for their college experience. Learn more about Title IX and [...]

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