A case related to sexual assault can grab headlines quickly in today's world. Both parties of the defense and the prosecution can be put under the microscope of public opinion no matter the actual result of the trial.
Fans of the University of Missouri men's basketball team have likely heard about criminal allegations leveled against a member of the team. Despite the allegations, prosecutors recently decided not to file charges of rape against the former player.
A man from St. Charles has been accused of attempted sexual trafficking of a child under age 18, attempted promotion of prostitution and attempted statutory rape.
Police are alleging that a man from Jefferson County had child pornography saved on a video camera that the man had sent for repairs. The man was charged with sex offenses after the allegations were filed with law enforcement.
Federal and local prosecutors take sex crimes involving children very seriously, and the general public pushes quite hard from them to do so. They are quick to prosecute and punishments can be severe. Recently, a man who lives in the greater St. Louis, Missouri, area was charged with various federal sex offenses, including digital transfer of obscene materials.
A teacher at Fort Zumwalt West Middle School in St. Charles County, Missouri, has been charged with Internet pornography crimes. The charges come after a police cyber crimes unit investigated the teacher, 38, according to officials. He was charged with possession of child pornography in Lincoln County, Missouri
A recent case from Boone County, Missouri, illustrates the positive results that can occur when a defendant charged with internet pornography crimes mounts a vigorous defense.
People in Missouri who are on the state's sex offender registry find it difficult to lead a normal life. Having to publicly register for crimes that may have happened decades ago can lead to difficulty finding work, harassment from neighbors and trouble when it comes to child custody issues.
People accused of sex offenses often face an uphill battle to prevent being convicted. This is especially true for someone who is already in prison for a sex crime. This situation unfolded recently in St. Louis, Missouri, and did not end well for the accused, despite his contention that he was innocent.