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November 2011 Archives

Investigation Into Whether Federal Law Violated at Penn State Begins

The U.S. Department of Education has started its investigation into the crime-reporting at Penn State following the sex abuse scandal on campus. Investigators are trying to determine whether the failure to report the alleged sexual assault and rape violated federal laws, including the Clery Act.

Cyber Monday Offers Great Opportunity for Criminals

As millions of Americans go online to shop for the upcoming holidays, the North Carolina Attorney General has issued caution about the possibility of identity theft or stolen credit card online. There are several tips that any online shopper should follow to avoid the possibility of theft or swindle.

Penn State Scandal Reminds Witnesses to Report Sex Abuse

Advocates for children victims have made strong calls to strengthen sexual abuse and sexual assault reporting laws. While there are mandatory reporting law for certain individuals, many higher education universities have internal law enforcement officers who report to administrative officials, rather than local district attorney's offices.

Woman on the Run for 16 Years After North Carolina Probation Violation

Georgia U.S. marshals captured a woman who had been a fugitive for 16 years after North Carolina probation violations. The woman was allegedly in hiding with her fugitive husband who escaped from a prison in February 1995, just a month before she violated her probation.

Part II: Penn State Sex Crime Scandal Stuns the Nation

This post is the second part of the series about the Penn State sex abuse scandal and college reporting requirements. This blog post will explain how colleges and universities have independent law enforcement officers who have discretion to report to district attorneys.

North Carolina Court of Appeals Rules on Sex Offender Registry

The North Carolina Court of Appeals held that the sex offender registry laws apply to out-state offenders who move into the state. The ten year period for registering requires that the offender register in North Carolina for ten years. Registration on another state's sex offender registry doesn't count towards the 10 year North Carolina requirement, the Court ruled.

Four Charged in Connection With Hotel Meth Lab Explosion

Three suspects have been arrested and charged and a fourth remains at-large after they were arrested in connection with a hotel meth lab explosion. The North Carolina residents charged with methamphetamine manufacturing range in age from 22-years-old to 42-years-old, and all four have a prior criminal record including drug charges.

North Carolina Man Arrested for Child Pornography Possession

A man from Ayden, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with ten counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor after officers uncovered more than 1,600 DVDs, tapes and other media containing child porn. Child pornography possession is illegal in North Carolina.

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