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Massage chain employees accused of sexual abuse

Nowadays, more and more women are coming forward with allegations of sexual assault and other sexual crimes. Sex crimes carry serious penalties in Virginia, where many people convicted of sex crimes end up in prison for many years. One of the most recent cases involve employees at a popular massage therapy chain with locations all over Virginia.

Woman facing charges after posting sexual photos

Over the past decade, the popularity of social media has resulted in a significant increase of internet-related crimes. Common crimes typically involve people posting inappropriate photos and videos online and internet solicitation. A Virginia Beach woman is now facing multiple misdemeanor charges after posting sexually explicit photos of another woman without her consent.

What is required when someone is on the sex offender registry?

As a previous post discussed, sex crimes can be major criminal offenses, resulting in harsh penalties that impact a defendant for much of their life. Because the severity of the crime can be grave, the penalties often associated with the crime are equally as harsh.

Clarksburg man faces sex offender registry violations

While facing any type of criminal allegations can impact the accused's reputation, some crimes can be more damaging than others. For example, sex crimes carry with them serious penalties and consequences that could follow a person for years after serving his or her time. Thus, those accused of such a crime should take steps to assert their rights by understanding what criminal defense options are available to them.

Helping you assert a defense against a sex crime

While most criminal allegations have the tendency of harming the personal and professional reputation of the accused, being charged with a sex offense can have disastrous consequences that impact all areas of a defendant's life. Even before the accused is convicted or dismissed of all charges, being just accused of a sex crime can be very damaging. Because of this, it is important that defendants take the time to understand their situation and what could be done to protect their future.

Understanding the elements of Internet solicitation

In society today, residents in Virginia and elsewhere rely on the Internet to accomplish their work and personal tasks. While the Internet is a reliable and extraordinary technological advance, it is also a platform that gives rise to crimes. While it might not seem apparent to others, some individuals might use the Internet as a mechanism to initiate or complete sex crimes. Those suspected of such a crime should understand the elements of the charge and what options they have regarding a defense action.

Virginia chiropractor facing allegations of sexual misconduct

Most people go to the chiropractor to seek relief from back pain and other muscle and joint aches. It is expected that the chiropractor will have to touch his or her patients in various areas of their body when making adjustments to a patient's spine. However, one chiropractor is facing criminal charges and the potential loss of his professional license after being accused of sex crimes.

Dance teacher arrested for sex offenses with underage students

Virginians who are accused of sexual crimes will not only have to face the legal ramifications for the allegations but also the aftermath with their personal and professional life. While sex offenses are bad enough with the major stigma accompanying them, these are exponentially worse when they involve child sexual abuse. Those who are confronted with an investigation and charges for these crimes must make certain to plan their defense immediately.

Man arrested on allegations of child sexual abuse

A person in Fairfax who is arrested on allegations of sex crimes will have a lot of issues both personal and professional that must be handled. Not only do sex offenses carry with them harsh punishments in the event of conviction, but there will also be damage to reputation that can cause vast problems in a person's life. These problems can last for an extensive period and make it difficult to function. If these allegations are related to child sexual abuse, the consequences can be even more substantial.

How does Virginia law define indecent liberties?

An individual charged with sex crimes in Virginia will face a whole host of problems that including damage to their personal and professional reputations. This damage can be exponential when the sex crimes enter the realm of child sexual abuse. Included in this is taking indecent liberties with children. Understanding this law and the penalties that accompany a conviction are key when dealing with these charges.

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