Category Archives: Sex Crimes


Four In Minnesota Charged In International “Uber of Sex Trafficking”
Four In Minnesota Charged In International “Uber of Sex Trafficking”
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One of the most “sophisticated human trafficking operations” in the country has been shut down after four were charged in St. Paul for their roles in an international sex trafficking and prostitution ring.

 

The enterprise took women from China and Korea to areas throughout the country to be sold as prostitutes. The prostitutes had to work 12-14 hours a day, were raped, beaten, and lost their freedoms. Many lost their passports, and earned little money after having to pay


Penalties for Sex Crimes In Minnesota May Get Even Tougher
Penalties for Sex Crimes In Minnesota May Get Even Tougher
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Sex offenders are one of the most stigmatized groups of offenders in the criminal justice system. The initial penalties for sex crimes include jail time and fines, but even after time is served, a sex offender is branded for life, and their conviction follows them everywhere.

 

Sex offender registries throughout the country prohibit offenders from basic activities and places such as being near facilities that are deemed as “catering to children” (something that can include churches) or posting on


Some Plea Deals Have Allowed Sex Offenders to Hide Their Crimes
Some Plea Deals Have Allowed Sex Offenders to Hide Their Crimes
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A sex crime conviction is unlike most other crimes. All criminal records are public, but individuals who are convicted of sex crimes also have to register as a sex offender. The sex offender registry is a separate, public list that not only comes with its own particular stigma, but also additional restrictions regarding things like where you can live and what jobs you can have in the future. Not surprisingly, most people would like to avoid them if they could.


Little Prison for MN Child Porn Offenders, But Still Consequences
Little Prison for MN Child Porn Offenders, But Still Consequences
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When our blog posts or other resources provide sentencing guidelines for various crimes, they are just that: guidelines. Every case is different, and judges take many different factors into consideration before sentencing someone, including alternative sentencing options and mitigating factors.

 

So it may surprise you to learn that many convicted offenders of certain crimes get reduced jail sentences – or none at all – even when state laws give judges the option to put the offender in jail for


Inside the Mind of a Judge Sentencing People for Sex Crimes
Inside the Mind of a Judge Sentencing People for Sex Crimes
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When someone is convicted of a crime, sometimes his or her sentence will surprise you. State and federal laws give us a range of sentences for different crimes. But why, if two people have committed the same crime, does one person get a lesser sentence than the other?

 

Because every case is different, every judge is different, and therefore, every ruling is different.

 

Let’s look at a recent controversial case in California. Brock Turner, 23, was sentenced


New Bill Seeks to Make Revenge Porn a Crime
New Bill Seeks to Make Revenge Porn a Crime
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People start and end romantic relationships all the time. But these days, going through a breakup can sometimes involve more than simply crying, eating pints of ice cream, and debating whether to unfriend your ex on Facebook.

 

Unfortunately, some rejected exes are so angry that they have taken to posting personal and confidential sexual images and videos on the internet along with their ex’s full name, contact information, and comments. Without permission or any kind of authorization.

 


Understanding Solicitation Charges in Minnesota
Understanding Solicitation Charges in Minnesota
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Prostitution is illegal in the United States except for 8 counties in Nevada. And even in those 8 counties, prostitution is only legal inside 28 approved brothels. Outside of those brothels, though, prostitution is against the law. Including here in Minnesota.

 

So if you allegedly try to seek the services of a prostitute, you can be arrested for the crime of solicitation.

 

Interestingly, although solicitation most commonly refers to prostitution, you can also be charged with


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