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Category Archives: Sex Crimes


Does “Sexual Activity” with a Minor Require Physical Contact to Be Criminal?

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Sex crimes involving children often carry some of the harshest penalties in our legal system. For example, the federal sentencing guidelines call for a five-level enhancement when a defendant is convicted of a sexual offense involving a minor and has also “engaged in a pattern of activity involving the sexual abuse or exploitation of… Read More »


Polk County Teacher Accused of Possession of Hundreds of Images of Child Sexual Exploitation

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According to Florida law, a person convicted of possessing just one image or video showing sexual exploitation of a minor can receive a sentence of up to five years in prison.  The defendant must also register on the sex offender registry.  In some cases, he or she might not be allowed to work in… Read More »


Testing of Backlogged Rape Kits in Florida Leads to New Suspects Being Arrested Nearly 30 Years Later: Why This Is Problematic

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Florida has recently begun testing thousands of rape kits that have been in storage for almost 30 years, leading to the arrest of a number of suspects accused of sexual battery and other sex crimes. The process usually involves the initial tests providing investigators with a name, which investigators then use to search the… Read More »


American Bar Association Votes Against Recommending Affirmative Consent Standard to States, Dodging Serious Civil Rights Concerns in Sexual Assault Cases

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 In August, the American Bar Association rejected a resolution that would have recommended that the states change what is known as the affirmative consent standard, which governs what is considered sexual assault. Specifically, the resolution called for consent to be defined as someone giving consent “expressed by words or action in the context of… Read More »


Florida’s Sex Crime Case Against Kraft & Others Falls Apart Due to Police Failing to Properly Conduct Surveillance So as to Protect Privacy Rights

By The Baez Law Firm |

The trial involving Florida bringing a number of sex crime charges against Robert Kraft and others in connection with several massage parlors hit a wall on May 13, when the judge found that hundreds of hours of video surveillance police had gathered and based the case on were inadmissible in court because that surveillance… Read More »


Do Florida’s Sex Offender Laws Go Too Far?

By The Baez Law Firm |

According to research reports recently released by the Florida Legislature, the number of sexual offenders and predators in Florida is on the rise. Specifically, according to the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability, just since 2005, the number of offenders has gone up by 53 percent. However, looks can be deceiving when… Read More »


A Closer Look at Sex Crime Allegations against Justice Kavanaugh & What May Be On “Shaky” Legal Grounds

By The Baez Law Firm |

Hearings concerning whether or notice Justice Kavanaugh will be confirmed for placement onto the U.S. Supreme Court have dominated news headlines of late, especially since several accusers have come forward, alleging that Kavanaugh is guilty of committing sex crimes against them. Both of the allegations brought thus far date back to incidents that allegedly… Read More »


Will Prosecution And Defense Of Sexual Assault Cases Ever Be The Same After The Cosby Trial?

By The Baez Law Firm |

As recently reported, Bill Cosby’s recent conviction for aggravated indecent assault could heavily impact future sexual assault cases; especially those against high-profile defendants, even though it arguably involves a very unique set of facts. Many are calling it “the first trial in the #MeToo era,” potentially leading the charge in how all defense strategies… Read More »

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