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Category: Sex Crimes

Phoenix PD Fires Police Officer Accused of Sexual Assault, Sexual Misconduct

Posted on August 10, 2020 in Sex Crimes

In June 2020, the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office announced that it would be filing criminal charges against a Phoenix police officer. The charges stemmed from alleged misconduct while on duty. Sgt. Tommy Thompson of the Phoenix Police Department stated that Officer Sean Pena was the subject of a criminal investigation by the Special Investigations Detail…
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What is the Difference Between Escorts and Prostitution?

Posted on April 21, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Both escorts and prostitutes spend time with a person in exchange for money. However, the activities engaged in during the time spent together is what defines whether the person is an escort or a prostitute. Knowingly engaging in prostitution is illegal in Arizona. It does not fall under the classification of sex crimes. However, prostitution…
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Are You Legally Required to Tell Someone You Have Herpes?

Posted on March 5, 2020 in Sex Crimes

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) can be spread easily between partners. One of the more common STDs is herpes. If you have herpes, you may be wondering if you have to tell others that you have the disease before engaging in a relationship with them. On the other side, what do you do if someone infected…
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What’s the Age of Consent in Arizona?

Posted on October 23, 2019 in Sex Crimes

It’s inevitable. When teens get older, their hormones start to rage. They’ll start dating and showing interest in romantic relationships. There’s no guarantee that they’ll date someone who’s the same age. Maybe your daughter is a high school freshman and starts dating a senior. Or, maybe she hits it off with a local college student…
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What Are the Different Degrees of Sexual Assault in Phoenix, Arizona?

Posted on May 14, 2019 in Sex Crimes

Sexual assault is a serious crime under Arizona law. If someone receives a charge for sexual assault, he or she will not only face jail sentences and fines, the accused could also suffer damage to their reputation and personal affairs for the rest of his or her life. Under Arizona state law, the courts define…
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How Do You Defend Against a False Rape Charge?

Posted on April 23, 2019 in Sex Crimes

Rape and sexual assault are very sensitive subjects in the American court of public opinion and state prosecutors across the country tend to prosecute these cases very aggressively. Unfortunately, physical evidence may be minimal in such a claim, and investigators may face an issue of “he said, she said,” unable to discern the truth of…
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What to Do If You Are Accused of Sexual Assault in College

Posted on January 16, 2019 in Sex Crimes

A sexual assault accusation is serious, and can change the suspect’s life. Consulting with a college crimes attorney is imperative as an accusation in a college setting could lead to arrest, conviction, expulsion from the school, and the inability to re-enroll. Even a false accusation could damage the defendant’s reputation forever. It is critical to…
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What are the Penalties for Prostitution in Arizona?

Posted on November 17, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

Arizona has strict laws pertaining to prostitution, which is the illegal act of buying or selling sexual services. The penalties for prostitution law violations are much harsher for offenders who engage in any type of prostitution with minors under the age of 18. While some may mistakenly believe that only a person selling or attempting…
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How to Keep Your Children Safe from Internet Sex Crimes

Posted on May 15, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

The internet has become a mainstay in American households – it’s incredibly convenient, and many of us can’t imagine life without it. Even if you try to limit your children’s internet use, they likely require it for school assignments. Like the real world, the cyber world has a dark side. Unfortunately, it’s increasingly easier for…
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What To Do If You Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault On a College Campus

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Crime,Sex Crimes

According to the Symposium on False Allegations of Rape, 2%–8% of rape allegations are provably false. In addition, 44.9% of cases did not proceed, meaning there was insufficient evidence or the incident did not meet the legal standard of assault. Sexual assault is a serious allegation that can land the accused – guilty or not…
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