A new law takes effect in Florida on July 1 that changes the way law enforcement handles sexual assault claims. According to an orlandosentinel.com report, the so called “43 Days Initiative Act” will allow victims of sexual assault additional time to report a criminal act against them.
As we have noted in a number of our posts, sexual assault cases bring a high level of emotions; both to those who prosecute such cases, as well as those who defend them. The high emotions and social stigma of these cases tend to bring about mandatory minimum sentences, as well as permanent registration and reporting requirements.
As a number of media outlets have reported this week, comedian Bill Cosby will stand trial in Pennsylvania on charges of aggravated indecent assault stemming from an incident in 2004 where he allegedly gave a former Temple University employee Benadryl or some other substance that prevented her from consenting to his advances.
For most teens, there’s nothing like prom night. Of course, getting dressed up and spending the evening on the town is the primary draw. But for some teens, prom night is the opportunity to experience love through sex.
We have noted in prior posts that difficulties that registered sex offenders can find themselves in if they move to another jurisdiction without registering with law enforcement. Indeed, moving may be a troublesome burden for those who are forced to do so, but more sex offenders are finding themselves in this predicament given how more states and municipalities are enacting rules restricting where offenders may live.
Aside from the stories surrounding Johnny Manziel’s domestic violence charges and the reinstatement of Tom Brady’s suspension stemming from “deflate-gate” the offseason has been fairly quiet when it comes to NFL players getting into trouble. But when former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was arrested at his home on a suspected rape charge, local and national sports media outlets pounced on the story.
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