Category Archives: Sex Crimes


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


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


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