Let's face it, there are a lot of bad things out there. When people talk about the worst of the worst, it often references sex crimes. There's another level of stigma about them - and for good reason: victims of these crimes have faced unspeakable trauma. That said, an allegation is never proof.
While Katie Hill was not a nationally recognized name a few months ago, most people who follow the news know that the former California representative recently resigned over allegations of an affair. The story made waves, in part due to leaked, private photographs of the representative.
It's been almost a decade since Michael Jackson's death. The King of Pop's legacy has long been shadowed by questions about his close relationships with young boys. And a recent documentary sheds troubling light on the singer's dark side.
His lighthearted, family-friendly image long gone, comedian Bill Cosby is serving a prison sentence of three to ten years at a state correctional institute in Pennsylvania. The sentence came down months after Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a young woman. With good behavior, he'll likely serve only three years.
A cheerleading coach from Concord, North Carolina, has been arrested on allegations that he committed sex crimes against children on his cheerleading team. The 19-year-old cheerleading coach formerly worked with Impact One North, a cheer organization based out of Concord. The organization no longer employs the man.
North Carolina residents who are approached by police officers that accuse them of committing date rape may want to speak with a criminal defense attorney immediately. An attorney will be able to provide wise counsel as to the best criminal defense strategies to employ given the facts surrounding a particular case.
Being classified as a sex offender means having to comply with special laws and regulations. These laws and regulations are meant to help protect the public, but some people say that they actually place unnecessary restrictions on sex offenders. Some sex offenders in North Carolina will now have to comply with a new law that places some harsh restrictions on where they can go.
When you are charged with a sex crime -- especially one involving children -- you may find that the media enters a guilty verdict before you even make your first court appearance. As in many sex crime cases, the prosecution's evidence may rely heavily on a child's testimony.
A man from Holly Springs, North Carolina, is facing multiple charges for child sex crimes. The charges go back to March 14 and include indecent liberties with a child, first-degree sexual exploitation of a minor and second-degree sexual exploitation of a minor.