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Recent Posts in Sex Crimes Category

  • How Are Rape Cases Handled in the Military?

    When a member of the military is accused of committing a sex crime , be it rape or sexual assault, they will be charged under Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). This differs from civilian criminal proceedings in that servicemembers will be tried before a court martial—and thus, subject to punishment under military law. Many times, the penalties imposed for military sex ...
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  • Understanding the Sexual Assault Laws in Hawaii

    In the state of Hawaii, most sex crimes will fall under the scope of first, second, third or fourth degree sexual assault. While there were previously separate charges for offenses like rape and statutory rape, most of these crimes now fall under the umbrella of "sexual assault." The severity of these charges will depend on a number of different factors, however, including the victim's age and the ...
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