On Tuesday, September 29, a Lubbock, TX man was indicted in an aggravated assault case involving a woman he allegedly abducted on September 9. Tony Price, 59, is accused of sexually assaulting the 59-year-old woman on three occasions in his apartment. He is charged with three counts of first-degree felony aggravated sexual assault, according to news reports. iStock_000011602905_Large (2)

Price allegedly struck the woman and forced her to perform sexual acts. The next day, the victim convinced Price to take her to pay her electric bill at the Lubbock Power & Light office. While inside the office, the woman got the attention of an off-duty police officer and let him know she needed help. Price fled the scene, and was arrested six days later on September 15. He remains in the Lubbock County Detention Center on a bond of $25,000.

The victim claims that Price kept her against her will, then threatened, beat, and raped her.

Rape is a very serious criminal offense in every state; how those convicted are punished varies from state to state. In Michigan, the crime of rape is classified as criminal sexual conduct and may be charged as first- or third-degree, depending on the facts of the case. If the alleged offender is found guilty of third-degree CSC, penalties include up to 15 years in prison; a first-degree CSC conviction can result in life in prison, as this is the most serious sex-related crime of all.

While losing your freedom is life-changing, those who are required to register as sex offenders find their lives and reputations damaged in many cases beyond repair. Being labeled a sex offender impacts housing, employment, where a person may live, financing, and other aspects of a person’s life. Regardless of the charges you are facing, it is vital to fight for your freedom and protect your legal rights by working with a skilled and aggressive Michigan sex crimes attorney.

On Tuesday, September 22 it was announced that 61-year-old Dr. Farooq Rehman, a neurologist in Old Bridge, NJ, had been charged with the alleged sexual assault of a female patient. Rehman resides in Colts Neck. Famous Criminal Law Cases in U.S. History Pic

According to news reports at CBS and My Central Jersey, Rehman is accused of sexually assaulting a patient in his office during examinations by improperly touching the victim, a 37-year-old woman whose name was not released. The woman alleges this activity occurred during visits to the doctor’s office between August 26 and September 9 of this year, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s office.

Investigators with the Old Bridge Police Dept. began investigating the case after the alleged victim contact police. Rehman has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual contact, and was held on a $100,000 bail at the Middlesex County Adult Corrections Center at last report.

In NJ, criminal sexual contact is a crime of the fourth degree; while this offense is a less serious charge than some other sex-related offenses and involves inappropriate touching of private body parts directly or through clothing, the criminal penalties are still severe. Those found guilty may be subject to fines of up to $10,000 and/or a maximum of 18 months in prison. A felony criminal record will also impact employment opportunities, housing, and other aspects of the accused individual’s life. In addition, when the victim is a minor the defendant will be required by the court to register as a sex offender if found guilty.

In the state of Michigan, inappropriate touching without penetration is considered 4th degree criminal sexual conduct. While the names of sex-related offenses from state to state may differ, all sex crimes carry serious and even life-changing consequences for those convicted. For example, in Michigan the penalties for the same crime in NJ described above include substantial fines and up to two years in prison; the defendant will also be required to register as a sex offender, regardless of whether the victim is a minor or adult.

In an employment situation, a victim may call this “sexual harassment.” Violation of MCL 750.520(e) is a two year high misdemeanor; 4th degree criminal sexual conduct violates this penal code.

The fact is, all crimes which are sexual in nature are extremely serious. You may have been wrongly accused, or a situation misinterpreted. Whatever the circumstances of your case, it is imperative to work with a capable and aggressive Michigan sex crimes lawyer who will protect your legal rights and fight aggressively for your freedom and future.

Recently it was reported by WBTW News 13 that a Myrtle Beach, SC man was arrested and charged with allegedly raping a woman at a residence in Myrtle Beach on August 23. Personal Safety Guides Protect Yourself Against Sex Crimes Pic

According to the news article, 32-year-old Jerry Lee Stovall has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct. Stovall is behind bars after the victim claimed she was raped on the evening of August 22 as well as the next morning. Police were called to speak with the victim in reference to the sexual assault; when they responded to Miller-Motte Technical College, the woman gave police details of the incident which occurred on Pine Lake Drive.

In South Carolina, criminal sexual conduct in the third degree involves sexual assault through force or coercion, or knowing/having reason to know the alleged victim was physically helpless of mentally incapacitated. This offense is a felony that leaves the offender facing up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

Crimes which are sexual in nature are some of the most difficult for prosecutors to prove, and defense attorneys to defend. In this case the alleged victim was apparently at a residence with the offender overnight, as she said she was assaulted in the evening and the next morning. There are countless cases in which someone willfully participates in sexual behavior, then at a later date decides to claim sexual assault or rape. This may happen out of revenge, jealousy, anger, or for some other reason. In some instances, one or both parties may become intoxicated and engage in sexual behavior they would normally not have engaged in. Many times an alleged victim cannot clearly remember the details, however he or she will claim sexual assault.

Regardless, allegations of sexual assault are extremely serious. Not only may the offender face substantial prison time and a permanent criminal record if convicted, he/she will be required to register as a sex offender. Being labeled a sex offender generally haunts someone for the rest of his/her life; it also dictates where a person may live, and makes finding employment difficult. One of the worst crimes anyone can be accused of is one of a sexual nature.

If you have been accused of rape, child molestation, or any sex crime it is important to take action immediately to protect your legal rights and freedom. Contact a highly experienced Michigan sex crimes attorney so that work can begin to protect your future.

On August 6 of this year, a minor male student who attended a Van Buren, Arkansas high school reported to police that he had been having a sexual relationship with 25-year-old Katherine Nicole Eskridge, a volleyball and physical education coach with the Van Buren School District. The relationship began in March, according to news reports at 5 News and Arkansas Online. volleyball-1559100

Eskridge reportedly turned herself in to police on September 2 on a warrant for first-degree sexual assault. The alleged victim reported that he and Eskridge had engaged in sex “at least 100 times,” and that they would have sexual relations at the coach’s Fort Smith home, as well as other areas including his own parents’ home and behind a mini-storage unit. The student told police that he was living with Eskridge in her home, and that the relationship had continued from March until early August. Eskridge resigned her position with the school district on August 15.

The minor student told investigators that he and Eskridge became friends after playing gaming app Trivia Crack. He decided to report the relationship after Eskridge stole some of his belongings, saying he had begun to feel guilty. He also reported the former coach left him at a McDonald’s the two had stopped at while enroute to Dallas, and that she had driven off with his wallet and other belongings after he was joking around about revealing their relationship.

Eskridge bonded out of the Crawford County Detention Center on a $25,000 bond on September 2, and is scheduled for an arraignment hearing September 9.

Penalties for sex crimes are harsh around the country, and vary from one state to another. In Arkansas, first-degree sexual assault is a class A felony that occurs when either the victim is younger than 18, or the offender is in a position of authority over the victim. If convicted, a defendant may face six to 30 years in prison.

In the state of Michigan, sexual relations involving penetration with a minor between the ages of 13 and 16 is a felony charged as third-degree criminal sexual conduct. The age of consent is 16 in Michigan, however an adult who engages in sex with a 15-year-old may face up to 15 years in prison if found guilty.

The charges an individual may face in Michigan depend on many factors, including the age of the victim, whether the alleged offender was in a position of authority, whether penetration occurred, past criminal history, and more. Regardless, a conviction not only leaves the accused facing jail/prison time and a ruined reputation and career, it will also damage relationships and require the defendant register as a sex offender for years or in some cases for life. Being labeled a sex offender is the absolute worst punishment of all for some who have been convicted.

Were you wrongly accused of sexual assault or child molestation? Has someone fabricated stories that are not true? Regardless of your innocence or guilt, it is imperative you consult with a Michigan sex crimes lawyer if you have been arrested or are under investigation. Your freedom, reputation – your future literally hangs in the balance.

On Sunday, August 30, a 7-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a 22-year-old neighbor who police say scaled a balcony at an apartment complex and entered the victim’s apartment through a sliding door. The suspect, Newton Githiri, is being held on $2.5 million bond; he is charged with two counts each of sexual abuse of a child less than 12 and first-degree attempted sodomy, and is also facing second-degree burglary charges according to jail records. man in hand cuffs

Hoover, AL police received a 911 call at approximately 3:30 in the morning from the Park at Galleria Apartments. The victim’s father fought with Githiri and restrained him after he and the girl’s mother heard a noise which woke them up; the girl’s mother called police while her husband restrained the suspect, although police learned later the parents discovered the situation after the girl had already been sexually assaulted.

Captain Gregg Rector said that police first believed they were responding to a burglary in progress, but discovered the incident was something far worse. He also said the little girl told her parents what the suspect had done to her immediately.

Charges of sexually assaulting a child are extremely serious, regardless of what state an alleged offender lives in. Those found guilty of sexual abuse, sodomy, or other related offenses will face harsh criminal penalties including jail/prison time, fines, a criminal record, and the requirement to register as a sex offender, often for a lifetime.

In Michigan, anyone convicted of first-degree criminal sexual conduct (the most serious sex crime, involving penetration) may face up to life in prison. When a victim is younger than 13, the defendant will face a minimum of 25 years in prison.

Regardless of the circumstances, anyone accused of sexual assault, child molestation, sodomy, Internet sex crimes, or any similar offense must consult with a seasoned Michigan sex crimes attorney. Without a skilled lawyer, your freedom, reputation, and future are literally on the line. Your legal rights must be protected from the very beginning; the best possible result can only be obtained by working with a qualified attorney.

In Saline County, AR, the small community of Haskell is divided in their reactions to the arrest of 32-year-old Kyle Vaughan, who was arrested recently and fired from his job as a Haskell police officer, charged with sexual assault involving a juvenile, and child pornography. Michigan High Court Considers the Term “Possession of Child Pornography” Pic

According to news reports, the Haskell Police Dept. is located directly across the street from the school, and officers direct school traffic. Some parents and grandparents are shocked at the fact that a potential child predator could have been watching over their children, while those who know Vaughn have a difficult time believing the accusations are true, calling him “a family man, not a pedophile.”

Arkansas State Police took Vaughn into custody on the afternoon of Monday, August 17. At the time of news reports, he was being held in the Saline County Jail on charges of computer child pornography, failure to report, distribution or possession of material depicting explicit images, and second-degree sexual assault on a juvenile. Authorities began investigating Vaughn in May of this year. He has been terminated from the Haskell Police Dept.

News reports indicate Vaughn’s next court date is set for September 15, and that it was ordered by a Benton judge that he be held in lieu of $25,000 bond.

Sexual crimes are extremely serious, particularly when they involve juveniles. While every state in the U.S. punishes sex offenders harshly, Michigan’s criminal penalties for those convicted are particularly severe. For example, first-degree criminal sexual conduct, the most serious charge of all, may result in a life prison term depending on the circumstances. In every case, factors including the defendant’s criminal history, age of the victim, and other issues may impact the sentence given to an individual found guilty by the court.

Unfortunately, it is easy for an innocent person to be accused of a sex-related offense. In defending these types of charges, it is critical to choose a Michigan sex crimes attorney who is highly experienced and skilled in these types of cases as your freedom, career, reputation, and much more is at risk. Ultimately, a conviction for sexually assaulting a child or any other serious offense could ruin your life.

Recently, a 32-year-old man who allegedly raped a 7-year-old girl on Staten Island was apprehended and arrested by police in New Jersey. The girl was reportedly raped sometime prior to 2:45 a.m. on August 6 at her home. Michigan Department of Corrections Struggles With Budget Challenges Pic

According to news reports, Daniel Nieto entered the home where the young girl lived through an unlocked door, then sexually assaulted the victim. Ironically, Nieto had been arrested for criminal trespass for hanging out in a vacant home just a short time following the sexual assault, although police were not aware the rape had occurred. After being charged with criminal trespass, Nieto was released. It would take police 12 days to find Nieto and arrest him in connection with the rape.

Ultimately, police caught Nieto in East Brunswick, NJ and took him into custody on Tuesday, August 18. At last news reports, charges against him were pending as the suspect is being extradited to Staten Island to face charges.

The young victim told her parents about the attack, which police say was random. Nieto had no apparent connection to the family.

In New York, sexual assault of any child younger than 11 years old is first-degree rape; all statutory rape charges are considered very serious sexual felonies. Across the U.S., including in Michigan, the sexual assault of a young child is a very serious criminal offense. In fact, in many states those found guilty of sexually assaulting or raping a child who is under the age of consent will face decades in prison, possibly even life behind bars.

In Michigan, statutory rape or third-degree criminal sexual conduct may result in a 15 year prison term for those convicted. However, a more serious offense is first-degree criminal sexual conduct, a charge that may leave the defendant facing life in prison. When sexual penetration occurs and the victim is younger than 13, an individual may face first-degree CSC charges.

Regardless, the criminal penalties are extremely harsh for those found guilty. In addition, those labeled ‘sex offenders’ are stigmatized by society, and have many obstacles to face when it comes to employment, housing, and more. Many innocent people are accused of sexually assaulting children, who can easily be coerced into saying things that are not true. If you have been accused of sexual assault or any sex-related offense, do not hesitate before contacting a capable and skilled Michigan sex crimes attorney.

Recently, Craig McCord and his wife Virginia McCord were arrested in the alleged sexual battery of a 13-year-old girl who was spending the night at the couple’s Murfreesboro, TN home according to a news report at WGNS Radio. man in hand cuffs

Craig McCord is a registered sex offender; his 37-year-old wife is a substitute teacher, and was arrested due to the fact that she failed to report child sex abuse, according to a police report.

Although the victim’s name was withheld due to her young age, she reportedly spent the night at the McCord’s home the night the alleged abuse took place. A police report written by Detective Tommy Roberts stated the victim was not related to the McCords. She was spending the night at their home when she was allegedly awakened by Craig McCord touching her between her legs. She reportedly told Virginia McCord about the incident before making a telephone call to her grandfather requesting that he pick her up.

Virginia McCord was arrested after she failed to report the sexual abuse of the girl to authorities. She was charged with failure to report child sex abuse. A police report indicated that when the victim was interviewed, she made “credible and compelling disclosures.” The report also claimed that the police investigation supported allegations that sexual battery was committed by Craig McCord.

Craig McCord is charged with sexual battery by an authority figure and violation of the sex offender registry. Both he and he wife are scheduled to appear in court on August 17.

In the state of Michigan, sexual battery is defined as criminal sexual conduct. There are various “degrees” of CSC an individual can be charged with, and first-degree criminal sexual conduct is the most serious charge of all and involves penetration. In the case above, all that is mentioned is that the victim was touched between her legs. In Michigan, intimate parts for purposes of the state’s criminal sexual conduct laws include the inner thighs, groin, breasts, buttocks, or “genital area” of an alleged victim.

An individual charged with sexual battery of a 13-year-old or any sex-related crime will face serious criminal penalties if convicted. While laws differ from state to state, a conviction for first-degree CSC in Michigan may result in a life prison term. In the majority of cases, the offender will be required to register as a sex offender. Registered sex offenders face an extremely difficult time when it comes to employment, housing, and being accepted by the community, as most people shun those labeled sex offenders.

Regardless of your situation, it is imperative to consult with an experienced and aggressive Michigan sex crimes lawyer if you have been arrested or are under investigation for any sex-related offense.

On Tuesday, August 4 Canterbury Police Chief John Laroche, 44, was arrested in connection with the sexual assault of a teenage girl sometime between January 1, 1999 and August 3, 2000. At the time of the alleged assault, the victim was reported to be 16 or 17 years old. iStock_2709890

Laroche, who was charged with one count of aggravated felonious sexual assault, allegedly assaulted the victim in the vicinity of the boat ramp in Boscawen, according to a news article at Concord Patch. Attorney General Joseph A. Foster said that at the time, Laroche was a police officer with the Boscawen Police Dept; he also oversaw the Boscawen Police Explorer Program, a program the alleged victim was a member of. Foster claims that Laroche used his authority to coerce the girl into submitting to the sexual assault.

The victim did not report the sexual assault until September of last year, at which time she reported it to the Boscawen Police. An investigation began after the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office was notified of the incident. Laroche is currently held on a $5,000 cash bail, and scheduled for arraignment on August 5 in Franklin District Court.

In New Hampshire, aggravated felonious sexual assault is a Class A felony punishable by fines of up to $4,000 and a maximum range of between 7 1/2 to 15 years in prison. However, a subsequent conviction on the same charges can result in life in prison, or even the death penalty.

Sex crimes are punished harshly in every state in the U.S. In Michigan, for example, someone found guilty of first-degree criminal sexual conduct or rape may face life in prison. In cases involving a victim who is younger than 13, the offender will face a mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison if found guilty.

While many individuals are victims of rape and other sex crimes, there are people who are falsely accused of committing these heinous crimes as well. In some cases, a person may allege he/she was sexually assaulted out of revenge. Often times two adults may engage in heavy drinking or partying, with one of the parties claiming sexual assault after the fact although sexual relations were actually consensual. These types of cases are extremely delicate, as an innocent individual could potentially find him- or herself behind bars for a very long time, perhaps even life.

If you have been accused of sexual assault, consult with an experienced and aggressive Michigan sex crimes attorney who will fight vigorously to protect your freedom, reputation, and future.

Over the past weekend, four Williamson County Sheriff Dept. employees were placed on paid administrative leave including one corrections officer and three sheriff’s deputies for allegedly sexually assaulting an individual, according to a news article at the Austin American-Statesman. Now, a more recent article at KXAN.com claims that it has been determined only one of the employees is accused of committing the sexual assault. Writing to Win Button- Appeals Section

Captain Mike Gleason originally stated that four employees were on paid leave, and all four currently remain on paid leave. However, the three individuals who have been cleared of the allegations will be considered witnesses, and are not charged with any criminal acts. Neither the names of the employees or the alleged victim have been released. The Texas Rangers are continuing to investigate the case. The incident reportedly occurred during a gathering in Williamson County, and all four employees were off-duty at the time. Gleason said someone called to report a sexual assault taking place, but that he did not know when or where the alleged assault occurred.

Mark Brunner, Williamson County First District Attorney, said only that the incident took place at a Williamson County home. It is also believed the sexual assault occurred early on Saturday morning, July 25.

Sexual assault is a very serious matter, and will leave those found guilty facing criminal penalties. Sexual assault is generally defined as any unwanted or non-consensual (not agreed to) sexual contact against another individual, usually involving penetration. Sexual assault may be called ‘rape’ by many.

In the state of Michigan, allegations of sexual assault could leave the offender facing up to life in prison if convicted. Criminal penalties will depend on the severity of the crime committed, the age of the victim, the offender’s criminal history, even whether the defendant pleads guilty or no contest to a lesser crime. The requirement to register as a sex offender is another extremely damaging consequence of a conviction.

If you have been accused of sexual assault or any similar offense, consult with an experienced and highly capable Michigan sex crimes attorney at once.