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Category Archives: Sex Crimes


Child Pornography Charges in MN: What If You Didn’t Know You Had It?
Child Pornography Charges in MN: What If You Didn’t Know You Had It?
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Sex crimes involving children are some of the most particularly grievous and thus carry some of the most severe criminal consequences. They also often permanently damage an offender’s reputation.

 

What you may not know is that not all sex crimes committed against children involve actual sex acts — or any contact with a child at all.

 

In Minnesota and nationwide, it is a crime to possess sexually explicit images or videos of a child. So with the


Sex Crimes in Minnesota – The Most Frequently Asked Questions
Sex Crimes in Minnesota – The Most Frequently Asked Questions
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Because sex crimes are highly stigmatized, most people are afraid to ask any questions at all, leaving the subject shrouded in mystery to some degree. There are also many myths and common misunderstandings about Minnesota sex crime laws.

 

Today, we’re addressing some of the most frequently asked questions regarding this category of offense in our state.

 

How Does Minnesota Define Rape and Sexual Assault Crimes?

 

In Minnesota, rape and sexual assault are referred to as “


Minnesota’s Sex Trafficking Problem and Charges: What You Should Know
Minnesota’s Sex Trafficking Problem and Charges: What You Should Know
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The words “sex trafficking” conjure up images of professional criminal enterprises run by organized crime, gangsters and other hardened criminals. However, this isn’t always the case.

 

In fact, many seemingly ordinary people are charged with sex trafficking. For example, a St. Cloud couple was recently charged with sex trafficking and promotion of prostitution.

 

The couple ran a massage parlor, which was reported to the Central Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force for suspected sex trafficking. Detectives found the


Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Problem and What’s Being Done
Minnesota’s Human Trafficking Problem and What’s Being Done
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Human trafficking is the second-largest (and fastest growing) criminal industry in the world. Often referred to as modern-day-slavery, human trafficking involves the sale of adults and children for commercial sexual servitude or forced labor.

 

It is a threat to public safety, public health, and human rights, and occurs around the world, including in communities throughout Minnesota. In fact, Minnesota is the third biggest state for human trafficking in the nation.

 

In order to address this urgent problem, Minnesota


Could Minnesotans Soon Face “Long Distance Sexual Assault” Charges?
Could Minnesotans Soon Face “Long Distance Sexual Assault” Charges?
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Advancements in technology have created a lot of opportunities to connect ourselves with everyday objects. We can locate our phone with our watch, start our cars from our living room, set off alarms from remote distances, activate sex toys through the walls…

 

Wait, what?

 

Don’t worry, you haven’t stumbled onto a website that you didn’t intend to visit. Recent advancements in technology have created new ways for people to use sex toys on others… without even being


What Minnesota Parents Need to Know about State Sexting Laws
What Minnesota Parents Need to Know about State Sexting Laws
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Very few people would attempt to justify child pornography. It is something that cruelly victimizes minors and can injure them both physically and emotionally. Moreover, it is something that is often associated with child trafficking.

 

Because of this, it isn’t at all surprising that both state and federal governments have created specific laws banning child pornography, or that stopping crimes associated with it is a priority for just about every law enforcement agency. Or that those convicted –


What Crimes Land You on the Minnesota Sex Offender Registry?
What Crimes Land You on the Minnesota Sex Offender Registry?
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One of the most severe consequences of a sex crime conviction remains long after your prison sentence is complete: the requirement to register as a sex offender.

 

Sex offender registration is associated with a very negative stigma, and it may result in the mistrust or even loss of your friends, family, and neighbors. Sex offender registration also restricts your privacy, housing prospects, employment opportunities, and more.

 

Regardless of the relative severity of your offense, if you are


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:

 

HENNEPIN COUNTY

 

Bloomington, Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Chanhassen, Corcoran, Crystal, Dayton, Deephaven, Eden Prairie, Edina, Excelsior, Golden Valley, Greenfield, Greenwood, Hanover, Hopkins, Independence, Long Lake, Loretto, Maple Grove, Maple Plain, Medicine Lake, Medina, Minneapolis, Minnetonka, Minnetrista, Mound, New Hope, Orono, Osseo, Plymouth, Richfield, Robbinsdale, Rockford, Rogers, Shorewood, Spring Park, St. Anthony Village, St. Bonifacius, St. Louis Park, Wayzata, Woodland and Hassan Township.

WASHINGTON COUNTY

 

Afton, Bayport, Birchwood Village, Cottage Grove, Dellwood, Forest Lake, Grant, Hugo, Lake Elmo, Lake St. Croix Beach, Lakeland Shores, Lakeland, Landfall, Mahtomedi, Marine on St. Croix, Newport, Oak Park Heights, Oakdale, Pine Springs, Scandia, St. Marys Point, St. Paul Park, Stillwater, Willernie, White Bear Lake, Woodbury, Baytown, Denmark, Grey Cloud Island, May, West Lakeland, Garen and Point Douglas.

RAMSEY COUNTY

Arden Hills, Blaine, Falcon Heights, Gem Lake, Lauderdale, Little Canada, Maplewood, Mounds View, New Brighton, North Oaks, North St. Paul, Roseville, Shoreview, St. Anthony, St. Paul, Spring Lake Park, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Lake and White Bear Lake Township.

ANOKA COUNTY

Andover, Anoka, Bethel, Blaine, Centerville, Circle Pines, Columbia Heights, Columbus, Coon Rapids, East Bethel, Fridley, Ham Lake, Hilltop, Lexington, Lino Lakes, Nowthen, Oak Grove, Ramsey and St. Francis.

DAKOTA COUNTY

Apple Valley, Burnsville, Coates, Eagan, Farmington, Hampton, Hastings, Inver Grove Heights, Lakeville, Lilydale, Mendota, Mendota Heights, Miesville, New Trier, Northfield, Randolph, Rosemount, South St. Paul, Sunfish Lake, Vermillion and West St. Paul.

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