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A question of individual rights regarding a child who was rumored to have been allegedly sexually abused by her father has caused great controversy in the courts and between different interest groups

In 2003 in the state of Oregon, a nine-year-old girl was suddenly removed from her public school classroom by a child protection investigator who was accompanied by a deputy sheriff. Operating under presumed intelligence that the young girl had been sexually abused by her father, the two men interrogated her for a period of approximately two hours and sought confirmation that she had in fact been sexually abused. A New York Criminal Lawyer reports that allegedly, the young girl finally confirmed their suspicions; however, at a later date she confessed that she had only given the two men an affirmation because she was afraid and wanted to escape the interrogation.

The father of the girl was arrested, but later released when charges were dropped in regards to this specific case. However, it seems that the father agreed to a plea deal that involved a different charge of sexually assaulting a minor. In response to the interrogation by the deputy and child protection investigator, the family of the young lady filed a lawsuit, which was heard in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, located in San Francisco. A Bronx Criminal Lawyer notes that the case eventually made it to the Supreme Court, following an appeal by the state of Oregon.

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A city official referred to as the “Street Czar” and entrusted with serving the community of San Diego was recently charged with a serious sex crime: he allegedly subjected an underage female to molestation, as documented by a New York Criminal Lawyer.

According to court documents, the young woman, now 21, was younger than 14 at the time of the alleged sexual misconduct charges, which happened around seven years ago. The accused city official is relatively new to his line of work, being commonly referred to as the “Street Czar” for the city of San Diego. A Bronx Criminal Lawyer notes that on February 28, the 47-year-old man pleaded not guilty in court. The exact statement from the prosecutor in the case says that the defendant allegedly enticed the then-underage victim to touch his private area, a claim that is also said to be corroborated by an external evidence source.

Though the city-employed defendant will not have to undergo jail time during the time of subsequent hearings, a New York Criminal Lawyer stated that according to an official for the city of San Diego, the defendant had been placed on “administrative leave” that does not include compensation. Upon inquiry, the legal counsel of the defendant declined to comment; at the same time, the president of a local union admitted that the arrest was “surprising”, thought went on to affirm the truth that according to American courts, a defendant is innocent until proven guilty. The union president oversees the employment and economical interests of all but 2,000 city employees in San Diego.

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Because women are suppose to be physically weak there are some men who take advantage of this and physically abuse their partners, wives, daughters and others. Disturbing reports are very common, particularly domestic violence issues where the victims are the wives and the children.

On March 7, 1997, the defendant who is the ex-boyfriend of the victim attacked her in front of her apartment. She and her three daughters where coming home from the supermarket when the defendant attacked from behind. The victim then was wheeling the baby carriage when the attack began and her two older daughters who were 7 and 12 years old were frightened by what they saw and began to cry. The victim’s face smashed against the fence and the baby carriage was knocked over. The defendant was very angry because the victim filed a complaint against him previously and put him in jail apparently because of domestic violence.

The defendant then grabbed the victim by the back and neck and ordered her to open the door knocking her head on the door in the process. The children followed behind, the older children carrying the baby inside. Upon entering the apartment, it is very fortunate that the children know where they will go. They went straight to their bedroom and stayed there while the defendant continuously assaulted the victim. They could hear him verbally abused their mother. The defendant also beat the victim using his hands, feet and a metal pipe. The defendant’s terror lasted 10 hours. The horror that the children experienced while they were trapped inside their bedroom has left them traumatized for a long time. They were afraid for their safety and afraid for their mother’s safety as well. All along the defendant was threatening the victim that he will leave her children motherless because of what she did to him before.

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Domestic violence whether we admit it or not has been a problem of society even during the early days. Unfortunately, the ultimate victims of this crime are the children. Often times a third party has to step in because both parents are incapable of recognizing that they are in a very menacing situation. Social Welfare may have to step in when the mental, physical and emotional development of the children are being compromised. A New York Criminal Lawyer can explain that social welfare acts as a government arm that ensures the children are safe and not in any kind of danger.

This case is all about domestic violence. The parents has been identified as people who keep on engaging in domestic violence and neither one has the capacity to get out of the vicious cycle of hurting each other. Friends, relatives, neighbors, police officers and even work colleagues have been asked to testify by the court. This procedure was necessary in order to establish a pattern that the parents have been continuously engaging in domestic violence for over 10 years already.

As a result, their eldest daughter has been diagnosed with enuresis or most commonly known as bedwetting at the age of six. The parents along with the eldest daughter were called in to undergo an evaluation at the a county mental health clinic because of their problem with their eldest. Apparently it was found out that the eldest has been playing “referee” or “peace maker” for her parents who were arguing most of the time. These arguments often end up in physical confrontations.

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A former Maryland man was extradited from Eastern Europe in March 2011 to face rape charges from more than a decade ago. He recently appeared in court for a preliminary hearing.

The 51-year-old defendant is being held without bond. The charges against him are first- and second-degree rape, third-degree sex offense, first-degree assault, three counts of second-degree assault and two counts of false imprisonment. Queens Sex Crimes Lawyers are well versed in these kinds of cases.

A retired Maryland State Police investigator said the complaint was first issued on November 30, 2000.

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There is an old saying that “with age comes wisdom”. Apparently, this proverb doesn’t hold true for everyone, according to a New York Criminal Lawyer. Some people seem inclined to stay rooted in their old behavior patterns no matter how devastating they may be, and others pick up proclivities and habits that are not at all becoming as they age. Should an ‘elderly ‘ person be granted leniency for such a crime because of their age?

Take for instance the 72 year old man who was recently sentenced to 3 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 5 year old child in 2006. No one knows for certain if this is a behavior problem that has manifested recently or if he has been carrying it around for decades, but whatever the case, it is unacceptable in our society. Such lascivious behavior should not go unpunished, no matter how old or young the perpetrator, and yet, his lawyers are attempting to keep him out of prison because he is an elder. In The Bronx and Suffolk County, this type of behavior would not be tolerated because of age.

In this case, the man’s defense attorney has requested a suspended sentence for this man because of his age, claims a Queens Sex Crimes Lawyer. The question is, does a man who raped a small child belong on the streets, no matter how old he happens to be? A crime is a crime and this one is particularly distasteful, because it stripped away the innocence of a young child and changed her life forever. Should this man be given a lighter sentence because he has spent more time on this earth? If the old adage were true, that age brings wisdom with it, then this man should have learned a long time ago that sexual assault on a child is not one of the best decisions that he could have made.

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What is it with sports super stars and rape? It seems like every couple of weeks we get to listen to another story of an athlete who was busted for rape in one capacity or another. According to a Nassau County Sex Crime Lawyer, most recently we have received word that a college baseball idol from Florida and his four friends were accused of raping a young woman while partying in the Bahamas. The 20 year old baseball player is hailed as a superstar because of the way he plays his sport, and no one wants to see a superstar go down for something that so easily could have been avoided, but if a man commits a crime, a man should do the time. This is certainly the attitude in The Bronx and Weschester County when it comes to Sex Crimes.

Perhaps when college guys get hit with the sports spotlight their ego grows a few sizes. Or perhaps they somehow come to see themselves as invincible, in a way, as if they can get away with anything, but no matter how revered a man is on the field, his off time actions will come back to haunt him if he makes the wrong play. Soon after they will see that the illusion of being untouchable was never real at all, despite their contracts, how sharp their game or what team they got signed to.

A mother of one of the young men who was there the night of the rape commented on how she had known all of the men involved for years and she could not fathom that these good, clean American boys could commit such a crime, reports the NY Criminal Lawyer. The mother admitted that she truly thought their innocence would be maintained. But police aren’t so sure, and they are conducting a full investigation to find out what really happened that night in the Bahamas. At this time the baseball player has been released on $10,000 bond and is awaiting trial.

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What may have been a bogus call to 911 has been added to evidence in the case of two police officers charged with rape, NY City Criminal Lawyers have learned. The 911 call was used to explain one of the four trips the cops made to the home of the victim.

The 911 call originated from a pay phone at First Ave. and E. 13th Street by a man who claimed to be Canadian. The alleged visitor from Canada called to complain about a homeless man sleeping in the hallway of a nearby building.

“He’s just sleeping there in the hallway… He smells really bad,” the caller said. The tape of the call was played in Manhattan Supreme Court.

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Jonathan Huff, resident of Roosevelt Island New York, NY, has been accused of touching one of the students at the school where he is the dean. Huff has been the dean at the Urban Assembly Academy for History and Citizenship for Young Men; located at 240 East 172nd Street Bronx NY 10457; for the last four years. He is also a published author. Huff was working Saturday when a 14 year old student claimed the 40 year old dean lead him into Huff’s office and molested him. The young man was there to attend a Saturday class. The boy reported the incident with the school the following Monday. School officials immediately called the Bronx County Police. Huff was arrested Tuesday on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, forcible touching and sexual assault. They are all misdemeanor charges. He will be arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court; located at 265 East 161st Street Bronx NY 10541.

If you or a loved is facing a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge, you will need an aggressive New York Criminal Lawyer on your side to defend your legal rights. Stephen Bilkis & Associates has New York Criminal Lawyer that understand the severity a sexual abuse accusation will have on you and your family and will work diligently to ensure your legal rights are protected. We offer a free consultation with an attorney at our office at 1-800-NYNY-LAW (1-800-696-9529). Call us today and discuss your legal options.

The firm of Stephen Bilkis & Associates and its New York Criminal Lawyers and convenient locations in the New York Area including Cambria Heights, NY can be very helpful to you if you find yourself involved in a criminal prosecution. Facing charges without a New York Criminal Lawyer is not in your best interests.

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