Computer virus extorts money over fake allegations of child porn

We have previously written that sex crimes are among the most severely punished and publicly reviled criminal offenses, especially sex crimes against children. Therefore, it should go without saying that if the FBI or some other law enforcement agency detected evidence of online activity related to child pornography, you would be facing much stricter penalties […]

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Conflict of law affects some accused of child porn possession

A fundamental principle of criminal law holds that people should be able to understand what behavior is criminal and what is not in order to make informed decisions. Without clarity in the criminal code, individuals can unknowingly commit criminal acts without intending to do so. Unfortunately, sometimes criminal law is confusing due to nuance and […]

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Wisconsin man arrested during major child pornography investigation

We have previously written that sex crimes are among the most reviled and highly punished offenses. Law enforcement works especially hard to prosecute individuals for alleged sex crimes involving children or minors. Recently, a Wisconsin man was one of 245 people arrested in one of the largest child pornography crackdowns in recent history. The campaign, […]

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Girlfriend’s revenge for infidelity results in child porn charges

Romantic relationships can make people do some pretty foolish things, especially those who feel like they have been betrayed by their significant other. Sometimes, the desire for revenge is so strong that the wronged person becomes blinded to how their act of retribution could have self-destructive consequences. This appears to be what happened in a […]

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The line between home videos and child porn can be blurry: Part II

Earlier this week, we began a discussion about a criminal case from Minnesota involving a university football coach who was recently arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. However, the details surrounding the charges have raised questions about whether or not a sex crime was actually committed. The coach had brought in his school-issued […]

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The line between home videos and child porn can be blurry: Part I

Sex crimes are so reviled by the public and carry such a social stigma that it doesn’t take long for an unfounded accusation to spiral out of control, especially when the alleged victims are children. When public anger reaches a boiling point, the criminal justice system is in danger of becoming little more than a […]

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