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Thorough Investigation Drops Felony Sex Offense To Misdemeanor

Two prosecutors have taken several months to evaluate the evidence surrounding accusations of a felony sex assault made by a then-14-year-old girl against a then-17-year-old boy. Whether the two engaged in a sex act was never in question; the boy admitted to having intercourse with the girl, but asserted that it was not rape. Both prosecutors determined that the evidence was insufficient to pursues a felony conviction and related criminal punishment.

Falsely Labeled A Sex Offender, Condo Owner Fights Back

We know, as criminal defense lawyers, that false accusations of sex offenses happen. Allegations of rape, sexual battery and even child sexual abuse are made for many reasons other than holding an individual responsible for criminal acts. We defend those falsely accused of a sex crime and work to help clear the names of those who are wrongly facing the North Carolina criminal justice system.

Man Accused Of Killing Girlfriend With Car In Ashe County

A North Carolina man is facing murder charges after being accused of intentionally running over his girlfriend in Ashe County resulting in her death. State troopers initially responded to the scene on N.C. 88, believing it to be a motor vehicle accident, but decided that foul play was involved and brought in the Ashe County Sheriff's Office to investigate.

Eyewitness Accounts Shouldn't Be Taken As Absolute Truth

Researchers studying the validity of recounted memories have discovered something that many criminal defense lawyers have known for quite some time, "Memories can be unreliable." According to the researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), relying on witness accounts of alleged activity in the criminal context can be particularly troublesome.

Green Seeks Review Of Blood Evidence In 1993 Murder Case

Daniel Green, who was convicted of murdering Michael Jordan's father, James Jordan, in 1993, still maintains that he was falsely accused and wrongly convicted of the man's death. Green has renewed his quest for a new trial or dismissal of his murder and armed robbery convictions with a request to the State Bureau of Investigation for information about blood tests related to his case.

UNC Accused Of Being Soft On Sex Crimes

A recent report in Business Insider calls out colleges and universities across the country for underreporting and mishandling sex crimes that happen on campus. The University of North Carolina was specifically mentioned for the piece calls its "protect[ion] of rapists."

Exoneration Possible For Man Falsely Accused Of Sex Crimes

As a teen, Jesse Freidman says he was falsely accused of sex crimes and coerced into making a confession. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison for sex crimes that he did not commit and has been forced to register as a sex offender since his release in 2001.

Middle School Assistant Principal Falsely Accused Of Child Sex Crimes

A former Assistant Principal at Sullivan Middle School in Charlotte resigned after being accused of sexual exploitation of children by local police. A search of Darin Pearson's work computers and Ipod dead-ended the sex offenses investigation however, when no illegal pornographic images of children were found. The Rock Hill Police have closed the sex crimes investigation.

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