There are many differences to a misdemeanor sexual offense and a felony sexual offense. The following infographic explains the differences between the two!
With the recent surge (or so it would seem) of sexual assault on American university campuses, the experienced sex crime defense attorneys at Greenberg & Greenberg, APLC would like to address this issue from a side that receives much less attention: the side of the accused.
Last month, an opinion column written by Andrea Peyser in the New York Post brought to light a different but very important perspective on this heated topic. Peyser features the case of a University of Cincinnati junior who, after having had a few drinks, engaged in a threesome. Not long after the incident, the male student, Ethan Peloe, found himself being accused of sexual assault.
According to the news, there is an epidemic of campus sexual assault in our nation. To help curb this problem, federal and state legislation are cracking down.
The White House, in its best effort to squelch sexual assault in the university environment, has put in place several requirements for colleges receiving federal financial assistance. Under the Jeanne Clery Act, which was last amended in 2008, schools that fall into the federally funded category are required to disclose all campus crime statistics to all current and prospective students and employees. This includes every report of a campus sex offense to campus security or the local police.
In February, a pilot was convicted of inappropriately groping a 14-year-old that was travelling alone, according to Huffington Post.
After a three-day trial, Pilot Michael Pascal was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse. He was charged in a U.S. District Court in Salt Lake City, where he resides.
On a flight to Detroit to Salt Lake City, Pascal was a passenger that sat next to a 14-year-old girl. When the young girl woke up from a nap, Pascal’s hand was groping her buttocks.
The girl immediately elbowed Pascal and asked him what he was doing. The arm rest that she put between them earlier was pulled up when she awoke.
According to the documents, he became flustered when she called him out, saying that he was asleep. He also stated that put the arm rest up because he was crammed in the middle seat.
While Pascal went to the restroom, the young girl told a flight attendant and switched seats.
A Seattle surgeon was suspended in June after he was charged for sexual misconduct in the work place. This misconduct included sexting, using medical records for sexual gratification, and inappropriate relations with a patient.
An article by Guardian Liberty Voice has all of the details on the surgeon’s convictions. Arthur Zilberstein, 47, has been accused of sexting during c-sections, epidurals administration, an appendectomy, and more.
Zilberstein would send up to 45 inappropriate messages at the hospital per day. If he worked an 8-hour shift, that means he sent almost six explicit messages per hour. This was very common in the anesthesiologist’s daily routine at the hospital between April and August 2013. He was accused of taking explicit photos in his scrubs and work badge.
The country is taking a stand on a recent sentence, where a judge sentenced a former teacher to thirty days in prison after being charged with sexual intercourse without consent, or statutory rape, of one of his students.
Last summer, Montana teacher Stacey Dean Rambold was convicted of raping a fourteen-year-old student. Cherice Morales committed suicide before herseventeenth birthday, while the trial was still pending.
There was a public outcry against District Judge G. Todd Baugh, whose decision seemed improper.
In California, a registered sex offender is not permitted to live within 1,000 feet of a school. In recent news, a registered sex offender is attempting to get an exemption from the city of Murrieta in California so that he and his family can move into a different house. According to the Murrieta Patch, the offender’s name was not released.
The offender is now 34 years old and the parent of a young child. He currently lives in California. He was convicted of the crime when he was 19 and living in Utah. Utah requires offenders to register as a sex offender for 10 years after the crime, but California requires registration for life.