The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has changed its definition of rape to include male victims. The definition, currently used to report crime statistics in the Uniform Crime Report, shows an important change to recognize male victims.
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.
The alleged sexual abuse by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky has rocked the Penn State community and has led to a huge controversy about the duty to report possible sex offenses.
A 64-year-old Clayton man has been charged with a number of sex crimes after allegedly engaging in illicit acts over a four year period. The man was a substitute teacher in the Johnston County schools from 2006 to 2010. The sex acts occurred at the same time as the man was employed as a substitute teacher.
A 38-year-old man's probation violation conviction for failure to register as a sex offender was reversed by the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The decision held that the man had used good faith efforts to try to comply with the terms of his probation.
One sex offender learned the hard way that he must update his listed address on the Sex Offender Registry after every move or change of address. A 43-year-old man was charged in Carteret County with failure to change his address.
A man in Onslow County has been charged with 29 counts of each of the sex crimes of first degree sex offense with a child, crime against nature and indecent liberties with a child. He is held on bonds of $5.85 million in an Onslow County jail.
A former student at Parkland High School in Forsyth County says that she had an affair with the band director three years ago in 2007. The teacher currently works at Shepard Middle School in Durham.
Sex offense charges and rape accusations can take insurmountable tolls on the lives of the wrongfully accused. You may recall the story of Duke University Lacrosse players accused of raping a stripper during a team party back in 2006. The North Carolina students were exonerated in 2007 of all charges relating to the incident, though are still battling to receive compensation for the toll these charges took on their lives. Progress was made near the end of last month to allow them to proceed with their lawsuit.The players' case had made it all the way up to the U.S. District Court and Judge James A. Beaty Jr. to rule on whether or not their lawsuit would be allowed to proceed. Though the judge did dismiss their conspiracy and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, he affirmed the men had a legitimate claim that their constitutional rights had been violated by the prosecution during the original case. Judge Beaty found there to be evidence fabrication and the use of false evidence by the prosecution, warranting a case to examine amendment rights violations on behalf of the state.
Being removed from North Carolina's sex offender registry is probably top of mind for all those convicted of a sex offense and forced to register as a sex offender in our state, making it much more difficult to find gainful employment or a place to call home. Being removed from the list is difficult, but not impossible.