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Northern illinois student sexually assaulted

A sexual assault conviction can lead to severe penalties, including a lengthy prison sentence and registration as a sexual offender. A sexual assault charge may also result in considerable social stigma even if it does not result in a conviction, so it is important for those accused to understand all of their defense options. DeKalb, Illinois, police are investigating an alleged sexual assault that occurred on Oct. 26 at around 3 a.m. The campus police at Northern Illinois University received the complaint…

Englewood 4 sue for police, prosecutors for wrongful conviction

Police officers nationwide have had a bad rap for forcing confessions and framing people for crimes they didn’t commit. In some forces, such as the Chicago Police Department, it was considered endemic, so those defending themselves against accusations of homicide or other crimes needed to understand that what was happening wasn’t right or even legal. The four men were originally convicted in 1994 of the rape and murder of a 30-year-old woman, who was found in Chicago’s Englewood area. The men were…

Judge hands down harsh sentence to alleged pimp

As a suburban Chicago man recently found out, being convicted of a sex crime is a serious matter that can lead to serving serious prison time. An increased awareness of human trafficking activities has led to more aggressive prosecution of sex crimes, especially in those instances where women are allegedly forced into prostitution. A federal judge sentenced the 47-year-old man to life in prison earlier this month for a host of crimes, including selling nearly two-dozen women into prostitution over the…

Chicago man faces sexual assault charges

Sexual assault charges can result in lengthy prison sentences, and a conviction can mean facing the stigma of registering as a sex offender. It is important for anyone facing sexual assault charges to understand all legal options available to them in order to mount a strong criminal defense. One Chicago man is currently facing charges for allegedly assaulting a 19-year-old woman at her place of work. The 27-year-old man has been charged with four felony counts, one of which is aggravated criminal sexual…

Former stepson of white sox executive charged with sexual assault

Criminal charges of any kind can have a negative impact on both the personal and professional lives of a defendant. An individual facing a sexual assault charge could face the prospect of a possible prison sentence, registration as a sex offender and social stigma associated with the crime. As readers in Chicago may have heard, the former stepson of one of the executives with the Chicago White Sox made an appearance in a Chicago bond court recently. He was held on $150,000…

Chicago couple charged with forcing teens into prostitution

Sex crimes are often prevalent in society, and, unfortunately, are often perpetrated upon minors. A person facing a sexual assault charge soon realizes that a conviction may mean several years in jail and permanent registry with the state as a sexual offender. A recent case in Chicago highlights the fact that such cases can become public rather quickly. And when the public knows, all sorts of accusations can fly. A couple was charged with forcing two teen minors into prostitution. They…

Martial arts instructor face sex crime charges

Crimes involving sexual acts carry with them a social stigma that can have long-lasting effects on individuals’ personal and professional lives. A criminal sexual assault charge conviction can result in long-term consequences, such as registration as a sex offender as well as social stigma that can harm future employment prospects. Readers in Chicago may be interested in the case of a 20-year-old martial arts instructor who works in a city in southern Illinois, and who is facing charges of sexual assault. The…

Chicago-area teacher accused of sexual assault

Accusations of sexual assault can damage a person’s personal and professional reputations for many years to come. Conviction on these charges can lead to a lifetime of difficulty in finding employment or decent housing. A popular Chicago-area high school teacher faces sexual assault charges after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a former student. Police said the former student was 16-years-old at the time the relationship began. Students praised the teacher for his work with the school’s speech team, and…

Chicago television host arrested on sexual assault charges

Charges of sexual abuse against a child can irreparably damage a person’s reputation — especially if that person is in the spotlight. For one Chicago television host, a sexual assault charge may do just that. The 53-year-old man has been the host of a popular Hispanic music television show in which he interviews stars who are touring in Chicago. The show has aired on Saturdays for the last 15 years. Recently, this man has been arrested and is being held on a…

Sex offender registry results in long lasting effects

There can be serious social and legal consequences when someone is accused of a sex crime. Even allegations of sex crimes can lead to damage to peoples’ reputations which can cause problems with peoples families, friends and employers. When people are convicted of a sex crime, they will often face serious penalties including long prison sentences. In addition to prison time, people may also be required to register on the Illinois sex offender registry. Once listed on the registry, people…

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