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American youth are impressionable. They look to their peers and to their role models in order to find acceptable ways of behavior. In other words, they want to be like the people that they respect and admire. Actors, politicians, athletes and others in the public eye are often idolized and emulated by our kids, and it helps if the people our kids are growing up to be are acting in responsible ways. All too often, however, this simply is not the case.

Sports figures are supposed to be a shining example of the American dream, but these days we hear stories of basketball players pulling guns on people and athletes getting busted for lewd texting and even rape, claims a Brooklyn Sex Crimes Lawyer. Even lesser crimes such as drunk driving still do a disservice to our children because it teaches them that it is okay to break the law and risk the lives of others. Staten Island has experience with all of these crimes.

Last December, a Baltimore Ravens football player was charged with a DUI after police stopped him and determined that his blood alcohol content was twice the legal limit. He wasn’t just tipsy, he was toast, related the NY Criminal Lawyer. It is obvious that athletes are people, and not superheroes, and they, too are prone to mistakes and poor judgment. Perhaps the best thing that we can do, especially if our children have heroes that end up being seen in a less favorable light, is set the examples ourselves that we wish for them to follow. Not only does that put the ball back in our court, but it is better for everyone.

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A doctor in Hilltown, PA, will stand trial and stands accused of trading pills for sex, a New York City Criminal Lawyer learned. The doctor is also being sued for malpractice for the suicide of an Upper Gwynedd police officer. The doctor is presently free on bond pending a court date that is set for next month.

A New York Sex Crimes Lawyer was also told that the suicide of the police officer is not the only death that has been attributed to the doctor’s dozen or more drug charges. A 31-year old woman reportedly overdosed with more than six different medications in her system that the doctor allegedly prescribed to her the day before she died. The woman had visited the doctor for pills several times, according to sources. Each time all she had to do was to show the doctor her breasts and he would then prescribe her the medication. Some of the drugs the woman had in her system the day she died included Oxycodone, Diazepam, Zolpidem, Amitriptyline, Sertraline, and Carisoprodol. All reportedly prescribed by the doctor. It should be noted, however, that since the district attorney has thus far been unable to link the doctor and the mix of drugs in the woman at the time of her death, he has been unable to charge the doctor with her death.

The Upper Gwynedd police detective who committed suicide was a patient of the accused doctor and had seen him after having shoulder surgery for anxiety. The detective was prescribed Xanax and was in addition to allergy and sleep medication. Over the course of about a month, the doctor increase the officer’s dosage from 1mg to 8 mg, which by all accounts is a large dosage. By the end of March, the detective shot himself while at the police station.

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Gig Harbor police have arrested a 46-year old man on suspicion of rape. Although the suspect has not yet been formally charged, which is why police are not releasing his name at this time, he was arrested after being interviewed by police after they were informed of the assault.

A New York City Criminal Lawyer has learned that the rape victim is a 37-year old Asian woman, who reportedly has a developmental disability. The suspect frequently visited a neighboring apartment and had undoubtedly seen and possibly spoken to the victim prior to the alleged rape. It should come as no surprise then that the suspect likely knew of the victim’s disability.

The alleged sexual assault reportedly occurred Sunday March 13 at approximately 1 p.m. The 37-year old woman apparently notified police soon after the suspect had allegedly left her apartment. Police were dispatched to the woman’s apartment shortly after she had notified them of the alleged rape. The suspect was still on the property when the police arrived. Officers questioned the man about the allegations the woman had made about the alleged rape. While the details of that interview are currently unknown, at some point during that interview, officers took the suspect into custody and booked him into the Pierce County Jail. Sex Crimes like this are prosecuted with vigor in Brooklyn and Staten Island.

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A celebratory evening ended in horror for one young woman when she claims she was raped by a police officer, Manhattan Criminal Lawyers report.

The victim says she was coming home after celebrating a new job with her friends. At the time of the incident, she was just 27 years old. She would be returning to her home in California in just a few weeks, so it was time to experience some of what New York City had to offer, she felt.

“I wanted to do all the classic New York things I hadn’t done yet,” she explained to reporters.