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New sex crime laws to take effect in Florida

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.

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Sentence for former Stanford swimmer draws controversy

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.

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Will Bill Cosby face other accusers at trial?

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.

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Residential restrictions for offenders may lead to further crime

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.

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