Recent Posts in Sex Crimes Category

  • Sexual Misconduct & Company Holiday Parties

    To celebrate the holidays and the end of another year for prosperity and productivity, companies throughout Massachusetts and the rest of the United States host parties with fancy dinners and gift exchanges, as well as open bars and late-night dancing. Yet, employers have been scaling back these annual holiday parties in recent years to avoid sexual harassment allegations that lead to criminal ...
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  • Is Revenge Porn a Crime in Massachusetts?

    In today’s society, cellphones are a significant part of your daily lives. Modern romances typically involve couples sharing intimate text messages and even nude photos or videos with one another. Unfortunately, when a relationship goes south, it is not uncommon for a jealous ex-lover to share private images of their former partner to the public or specific people in an effort to cause ...
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  • Crimes that Can Get You Deported from the U.S.

    Immigrants who are lawful permanent residents—also known as green card holders—can work and live in the United States for an indefinite period and enjoy similar rights and privileges that American citizens have. However, a criminal conviction can lead to deportation. According to U.S. immigration law, an immigrant may be deported from the U.S. if he/she commits one of the following types of ...
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  • Antonio Brown & Sexual Assault Allegations

    After dealing with frostbitten feet, a helmet issue with the NFL, being released by the Oakland Raiders, and signing with the New England Patriots, Antonio Brown became subject of a civil lawsuit that was filed last week in Florida, accusing the all-pro wide receiver of sexual assault and rape. Britney Taylor, a former gymnast who helped train Brown for an upcoming NFL season, claims Brown ...
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  • Proposed Resolution Could Require Defendants to Prove Innocence

    The American Bar Association’s (ABA) Criminal Justice Section and Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence proposed a resolution to the organization that would change the standards applied in criminal sexual assault cases. Essentially, the proposal would shift the burden to defendants in these matters, making them prove that they received affirmative consent from the alleged victim before and ...
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  • What is the Age of Consent in Massachusetts?

    The age of consent is the age when a person can consent to sexual intercourse and sexual contact with another individual over 21 years old. In Massachusetts, the age of consent is 16 years old. This means minors aged 15 or younger in the state cannot legally consent to sexual activity. In addition, there is an older law that exists the states 18 years old is an age of consent. However, this only ...
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  • Failure to Register as a Massachusetts Sex Offender

    A person convicted of certain sex crimes in Massachusetts is considered a sex offender and must register with the Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB). Additionally, sex offenders must verify their home address once a year, notify the SORB 10 days in advance when changing homes or moving outside the state, and notify the SORB within 45 days of becoming homeless. Failure to register, failure to ...
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  • Marital Rape Accusations Explained & Defenses

    The very nature of a sexual assault or rape accusation implies there was no consent between the accused and the accuser. With this in mind, a marital rape accusation creates a cloudy, gray area where it can be difficult to find the truth. Allowing someone to be convicted of a serious sex crime in a situation with inherent uncertainties is unthinkable and an affront to the criminal justice system. ...
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  • Potential Criminal Penalties for Drugging a Person for Sexual Intercourse

    Sex crimes have been prosecuted and penalized with more tenacity than ever before in recent years. This is perhaps no more apparent than in cases involving the alleged drugging of a person for sexual intercourse . In Massachusetts, you can be charged with a federal crime and a form of rape if you have sexual intercourse with someone who is under the influence of a drug or alcohol. By the legal ...
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  • How to Deal with False Child Sexual Abuse Accusations

    Very few crimes inspire emotional responses to the same degree as child sexual abuse, due to the horrific nature of this crime. Many instinctively want to believe children who share stories of abuse, partly because it’s human nature to take them at face value. However, this is not how our justice system was designed to work – and when you stand falsely accused of a child sex crime, it’s imperative ...
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  • Can Minors Be Registered Sex Offenders?

    Criminal sexual conduct against a child is taken very seriously in the United States, and for good reason. When adults commit such horrific crimes, it can impact the child’s psyche and wellbeing for the rest of their lives. However, some children are victimized by these very same laws, when overzealous prosecutors mark juveniles as sex offenders. Examples of Juvenile Sex Offenders Across the ...
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  • How to Defend Yourself Against Title IX Accusations

    Being accused of a crime is always terrifying, especially if you believe you are innocent. But when you’re a college student facing a Title IX disciplinary investigation that could permanently affect the rest of your future – and may have already hobbled your access to education and other resources – “terrifying” doesn’t even begin to describe the feeling. Although sex crimes can and do happen on ...
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  • #METOO Playing Havoc With U.S. Constitution

    For those of us in the Criminal Defense Bar who routinely defend clients accused of every nature of sexual assault, the constitutional, procedural, logistical, and ideological contretemps arising from the accusations Professor Christine Blakely Ford has leveled against DC Circuit Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the context of his confirmation hearings for the US Supreme Court confirms all our ...
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  • How to Defend Against Sex Crime Allegations in the #MeToo-Era

    At Brad Bailey Law, we routinely defend clients who have been accused of sex crimes in courtrooms throughout Middlesex, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk County. During this time, we have witnessed first-hand the way that the #MeToo movement has changed the back-drop for how these cases are now being tried before juries. We’re not saying that accused sex offenders can no longer get fair trials; they ...
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  • Can I Terminate My Obligation To Register as a Sex Offender in Massachusetts?

    All convicted sex offenders who live, work, or go to school Massachusetts must enter into the sex offender registry. Under state and federal law, these registries contain public information that identifies those who have been convicted of a sexual offense, such as rape, sexual assault, sex with a minor, and molestation. If you’re forced to register as a sex offender, your mug shots, current ...
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  • What You Need to Know About Indecent Exposure

    Laws surrounding indecent exposure make it a crime for any person to knowingly and purposefully display their genitals in public, especially when it offends or alarms other people. While indecent exposure is usually committed for sexual gratification or in an attempt to entice a sexual response, embarrassing acts such as public urination, inadvertent public sex acts or other displays of nudity in ...
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  • Can a Sex Offender Work at or Attend School?

    If you are convicted of a sex offense in Massachusetts, you will likely face some serious consequences and harsh restrictions that will affect you for your entire life; one of those being registering as a sex offender. While being a sex offender will definitely restrict your ability to get a job or be on school and university campuses, what happens if you are a student or work on campus? Attending ...
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  • What to Do If You've Been Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

    In today’s climate, more and more men in positions of power are being accused of sexual assault. While this is unacceptable in any industry or arena, many of these allegations are being thrown out without any definitive proof. In fact, many of the accused are losing jobs, losing their loved ones, and facing a public outcry before they even have a chance to deny or accept these claims. First things ...
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  • What Does the Law Say About Sexting?

    Criminal Defense Attorney in Boston, Massachusetts Since most states do not have laws that specifically, uniquely refer to sexting as a crime, sexting charges can be brought under that state’s child pornography and obscenity statutes. In any case, charges of sexting could result in conviction of a sex crime involving a child, which carries serious consequences for all parties involved. If you or ...
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  • Title IX Sexual Assault Policy Roll-Backs

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently made a decision to reject some of the Obama administration’s sexual assault policies on college campuses. While the Obama administration wanted to crack down on sexual violence in federally-funded schools, its policies soon began favoring the rights of the complainants over those accused of sexual offenses. Details of the Policies The policies imposed ...
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  • The Cost of Sex Crimes

    Facing conviction for a sex crime is beyond serious. You may face prison sentences ranging from ten years to life in prison. Once you’re free, you’ll continue to face consequences such as registration as a sex offender, restrictions on where you can live, work, worship, or even visit, and the stigma of being convicted. When it comes to sex crimes, the punishments are often grossly disproportionate ...
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  • Why Prosecutors Find It Difficult to Prosecute Date Rape Cases

    Being accused of committing a date rape offense can have devastating consequences to an individual’s liberty, reputation, education, and employment opportunities. These crimes are always highly publicized, making the defendant appear guilty before ever stepping foot in the courtroom. However, prosecutors are reluctant to take cases that appear to be un-winnable. The following are five reasons why ...
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  • Avoid Being Falsely Accused of Rape in College

    The college years are an exciting time in the life of young men and women. Without parents to watch your every move, you have the freedom to make new friends, go to parties, and stay up as late as you want. However, with all of that new freedom and new people, new problems are bound to occur. Spend one night with the wrong person and you could be falsely accused of rape and face a lifetime of ...
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  • Falsely Accused of Molestation? Defend Your Name & Future

    It may seem completely unfathomable to the average person but there are people out there that have no qualms about falsifying accusations of molestation. Although official numbers have never been determined, there are estimates that accusations of a crime as serious as rape are falsified or exaggerated 10% to 40% of the time. Why would someone want to lie about being molested or sexually ...
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  • Have You Been Falsely Accused of Statutory Rape?

    One of the worst things that can happen to you is to be accused of a crime you did not commit – especially if it is an alleged sex crime such as statutory rape. In the state of Massachusetts and many other states, statutory rape is the crime of having sexual intercourse with a minor under the age of 16, even if they allegedly consented. Accusations of statutory rape can inflict irreparable damage ...
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