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Category: Sexual Assault

When Is Sexual Assault Considered “Aggravated”?

Sexual assault is a serious crime, and those accused of this charge in Illinois face some of the heaviest penalties of any crime in the state. There are a few classifications of criminal sexual assault, and though all carry severe penalties, some charges are significantly worse than others.

 

Criminal sexual assault, also known as rape, occurs when one individual commits a penetrative act against another without their consent. In many cases, this applies to situations when the law considers [...]

Date Rape: Warning SignsThat Can Save Your Life

When hearing the word “rape,” the image most people conjure is that of a masked assailant sneaking behind a helpless victim at night and dragging him/her to dark alleyways, where they can fulfill their criminal intentions. However, that’s not the only type of rape and also not nearly the most prevalent one: stranger rape is as tragic as any type of sexual assault, but the danger lies much nearer.

 

Approximately two-thirds of sexual assaults are committed by someone known [...]

Criminal Sexual Abuse on the Rise in Chicago

Sex crimes involving women and children have dominated Chicago headlines in 2013. From the track and triathlon trainer accused of sexually molesting a 16-year-old boy over a two-year period to the 81-year-old dentist charged with fondling a young girl in his office, Chicago newspapers abound in shocking examples such as the ones above.

 

According to statistics, the population of registered sex offenders has significantly increased in recent years, and the numbers just keep growing. A 2012 report by National [...]

Catherine Kieu vs. Lorena Bobbitt: The Same Crime Doesn’t Always Merit the Same Punishment

 

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It sounds like something out of a slasher flick: In July 2011, 50-year-old Catherine Kieu of Garden Grove, California drugged her husband’s tofu with Ambien, a sleeping pill. The two were married in December 2009, but in March of 2011, he filed for divorce. The two continued to live together, however, and on July 11, the couple had a fight about a future house guest. After drugging her husband, Kieu waited until he was asleep [...]

Masseuse Accused of Criminal Sexual Assault

However residents or law enforcement in the Chicago area refer to it, rape or criminal sexual assault is a serious crime that results in serious consequences if convicted. That having been said, it is important to remember that not everyone accused of criminal sexual assault is actually guilty. That’s why anyone who has been accused of or arrested for criminal sexual assault in Chicago should consult with a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so that a sound defense [...]

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IL Felony Charges for Stealing Toiletries? Here’s How It Can Happen

Felonies | Shoplifting / Retail Theft | Theft

Some people assume that shoplifting is a minor crime. However, in Illinois, it’s anything but. Illinois has some of the harshest shoplifting laws on record. It’s all too easy for a momentary lapse of judgment to lead to serious felony charges.

That’s just what happened to one Illinois man recently. He is now facing five felony charges for allegedly stealing a few bottles of body wash, nails, lotion, and hand sanitizer from a Walgreens.

While he has a previous shoplifting [...]

Indecent Proposals: IL Man Allegedly Exposes Himself Looking for Sex

Indecent EXposure

It may seem like a harmless thing to relieve yourself in public if no restroom is available or it might seem exciting to get intimate with a partner in public, but both of these things can result in criminal charges in Illinois – criminal charges that have some serious penalties.

In August 2020, a man on Chicago’s Near North Side was reported to police for approaching people and exposing himself, telling them that he was looking for a woman to [...]

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