Category Archives: Sex Crimes


What Might Removing MN’s Statute of Limitations for Sex Offenses Mean?
What Might Removing MN’s Statute of Limitations for Sex Offenses Mean?
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A potential change is coming to Minnesota that would remove the statute of limitations for some sex offenses in our state. This change would allow people to report incidents decades after they occurred.

 

What is it specifically?

 

Last month, Minnesota lawmakers considered a bill that would allow victims to report felony sex crimes with no matter when they occurred. The bill is called H3434, and it has one sponsor and 22 cosponsors in the House. The


Sex Crime Charge in Minnesota? Defense Strategies That Can Help
Sex Crime Charge in Minnesota? Defense Strategies That Can Help
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Many different acts are considered sex crimes in Minnesota, but you wouldn’t know that from our laws.

 

While most states have a variety of uniquely named criminal sexual statutes on the books – sexual assault, sexual battery, and so on – our state uses the umbrella term “criminal sexual conduct” for most illegal sexual acts. There are exceptions, such as prostitution, but most violations fall under one of the five degrees of criminal sexual conduct defined


What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
What Is Next for Minnesota’s Much-Maligned Sex Offender Program?
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Minnesota has one of the toughest sex crime punishment systems in the United States. First, convicted sex offenders face long prison sentences. Then, some may be required to enter a treatment program… with no specified release date.

 

After quite a bit of recent controversy, however, several lawmakers are now working to revise the program requirements and ease the restrictions on convicted sex offenders. Here’s an explanation of the program itself, the legal processes at play, and what to expect


When Teen Dating in Minnesota Can Be a Crime
When Teen Dating in Minnesota Can Be a Crime
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When you’re young and in love, you don’t always think about the legalities of your relationship. However, Minnesota takes teen dating seriously, especially if there’s too big of an age gap between the couple.

 

Recently, two teenagers – both considered juveniles by the law – were charged with felony offenses in Becker County in northwestern Minnesota due to their relationship.

 

The specific reason? Their relationship had turned sexual, and that sexual contact is illegal within the confines of


How Minnesota Prosecutors Get Sexual Assault Convictions
How Minnesota Prosecutors Get Sexual Assault Convictions
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In our country, sexual assault and rape are taken seriously. Not only can a conviction put you behind bars, but it can also affect everything else in your personal and professional life.

 

Here in Minnesota, we refer to sexual assault and rape as criminal sexual conduct, with five different degree classifications. If you’ve been charged with any degree of criminal sexual conduct, it’s important to understand your charges and penalties so you can then understand what prosecutors


Hermantown Man Receives Longest Sentence Ever for Sex Crimes
Hermantown Man Receives Longest Sentence Ever for Sex Crimes
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There have been many stories in the news recently about sex offenders who have received only a few months in prison or otherwise “light” sentences. When these stories come out, they tend to stay in the news for a while, and often people protest over the injustice of it or even try to implement laws to make punishments for sex offenders more severe.

 

In Minnesota, however, the headlines right now are telling a completely different story. In Hermantown earlier


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


MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE & DWI LAW FIRM SERVING

 

With offices in Minneapolis and Stillwater, Minnesota, Keyser Law, P.A. handles cases throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area including:

 

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