State and federal investigators have a lot of high-tech tools at their disposal when searching for evidence of child pornography and related sex crimes. In the recent arrest of an Indiana man on child pornography charges, the FBI used one very low-tech tool: a so-called electronic detection canine.
Facebook, the popular internet site, has been coming under attack for its failure to protect users of the site. An Indiana man was recently been charged with using Facebook to further his attempts to solicit two minor girls for improper purposes.
Those accused of rape are often subjected to humiliation and social castration. In fact, there are many people accused of rape who are actually innocent. However, the social stigma surrounding a sex crime can wreak havoc in their lives, despite their innocence. It is for this reason that those accused of a sex crime require strong advocacy to make sure that the ill-effects of sex crime accusation are kept under check. This holds especially true when charges and arrests happen long after the alleged crime is committed.
Jim Morrison of The Doors was arrested in 1970 for indecent public exposure during a 1969 concert. At the trial, he was sentenced to six months in prison in addition to fines for being guilty of indecent exposure and open profanity. Morrison remained outside prison on a bond as he appealed the ruling. However, he died before the appeal could reach its verdict. Years later, in 2010, Morrison was granted a posthumous pardon by the court.
Being charged with sex assault can be a life-changing setback for any individual as laws in Indiana are harsh when it comes to dealing with people convicted of a sex crime. The situation is worse if the accused is actually innocent and has been framed due to circumstances beyond his or her control. This is often the case when the defendant believes that the sexual acts were performed only after receiving due consent from the person who eventually accused the defendant of sexual assault.
Readers who have visited this blog earlier may know that the previous post discussed how a non-incarcerated registrant can protest the inclusion or modification of his or her information in the Indiana Sex Offender Registry. This post will continue the discussion by sharing further details with the reader about what needs to be done in the event that the non-incarcerated registrant's protest is denied.
Indiana has a comprehensive legal system in place for matters related to sexual offences. In addition to listing the penalties for sexual offences and the provision for including a sexual offender's name in the Indiana Sex Offender Registry, the state's laws has provisions for a non-incarcerated registrant to appeal the inclusion of his or her name in the Registry in order to have it removed from the list.
Being accused of committing a sex crime can seriously damage the reputation of the accused. Often, people find their jobs in jeopardy even if they are not convicted and their names on sex offenders' lists if they are. For young people, this can permanently hold them back.
A now former deputy of the Marion County Sheriff faced a double whammy recently when his superiors both fired him from his position and arrested him. He was held on charges of sexual misconduct with a service provider and also official misconduct.
People in Indianapolis probably can guess that a person who gets accused under Indiana law of certain sex crimes, including things like child molesting or rape, are in very serious trouble.