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Teacher Charged with Sex Crimes for Sexual Relationship with Student

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A 28-year-old teacher from Redlands is finding that her career and entire future are likely destroyed with a ruined reputation for life, after she was arrested and charged with several sex crimes. She's been charged because she had sex with a teenage student, resulting in a baby. She was charged on Monday with at least 41 counts of sexual intercourse and oral copulation with the boys.

The 28-year-old teacher was arrested last week on suspicion of having sexual intercourse with a teenage student. Just last month, the teacher gave birth to a baby which was allegedly fathered by the teenage student. She was arrested after at least two other teenage male students came forward to admit that the teacher had had sexual intercourse with them as well.

According to Redlands Police, she had an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage student who is the father of her baby, and the relationship continued until her arrest on July 1. The warrant was based on a conversation with the boy that police recorded. On July 1, the boy’s mother reported the relationship to his school officials, after he admitted that he had had a long-term relationship for more than a year with the teacher.

Officers then conducted a sting operation, which California sex crimes defense lawyers find is not at all uncommon in such cases. Detectives made the 17-year-old boy have a phone call conversation with the teacher. The boy made the teacher admit that he was the father of the baby. Detectives also claim that during questioning, she admitted that she had a sexual relationship with the boy.

About 30 of the charges that the woman now faces involve her relationship with the boy. She also charged with having a sexual relationship with two other boys, who were about 14 years old, back when she first joined the school as a teacher.

California Lawmaker Calls on GAO to Expand Child Sex Crime Investigations to Youth Athletic Clubs

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A number of recent high-profile-incidents involving sexual abuse of children by coaches and others in authority have spurred California lawmakers into action. Representative George Miller Democrat-California has called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate the manner in which youth athletic clubs handle investigations of sexual abuse of children when these come to light.

Representative Miller serves as the senior Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee. He has asked the Government Accountability Office to include youth athletic clubs and extra curricular activities in its investigation into the weakness in the laws and policies that govern reporting of child sexual abuse at schools and universities. According to Miller, a recent string of sex crimes involving abuse of children at schools across the country have raised concerns about whether the current reporting policies and laws that are in place are sufficient to prevent and address such incidents of abuse. Representative Miller wants the Government Accountability Office to also focus on the reporting policies that are in in place at youth athletic clubs and other activity clubs.

In May, Representative Miller was responsible for releasing at least three pieces of legislation aimed at helping prevent sex crimes involving children. These pieces of legislation included the Protecting Students from Sexual and Violent Predators Act, Keeping Students Safe Act, and the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act. In a letter to the Government Accountability Office, Representative Miller specifically asked the agency to address the prevalence of sexual abuse among student athletes and the manner in which these incidents are reported, investigated and resolved when they occur on school property.

Study Finds Young People Much More Likely to Be Victims of Sexual Assault

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

A study conducted recently by Penn State criminologists has a number of interesting findings for California sex crime lawyers. The research finds that young people are much more likely to be victims of sexual assault, and also that sexual attractiveness plays a big factor in these crimes.

The recent study found that young males as well as females are much more likely to become targets of sexual assaults, including rapes. Fifteen year olds were the most frequent victims of assaults, regardless of whether they were male or female, and regardless of the age of the person committing the offense.

Seniors and women are much less likely to commit sexual assault, but when they are involved in such crimes, their most frequent victims are still 15 years of age. Females who were 15 years old were approximately 9 times more likely than 35-year-old women to be victims of sex crimes, like rape.

The researchers also believe that sexual attractiveness plays a big role in such crimes. In fact, they believe that sexual attractiveness is a major reason why younger people are at such a high risk for sexual assaults. Males are typically attracted to younger females, a fact that is borne out by the media and entertainment industry. When a person is committing a robbery, he's also much more likely to commit rape if the robbery victim is a young woman between the ages of 15 and 29.

If you believe that negative male attitudes towards women are the major reason for such targeting of younger female victims, you would be wrong. Statistics confirm that both gay as well as straight men are likely to target younger victims during these sex crimes.

California School Water Polo Coach Charged with Sex Crimes

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A water polo coach at Walnut Creek high school is facing charges of sex crimes against a minor which as any Orange County criminal defense lawyer knows, are some of the more serious crimes that a person can be charged with.

According to reports, the 27-year-old coach has been arrested, and is facing 9 felony charges against a minor. He was arrested at his home in Walnut Creek, and has now been released on a $390,000 bail. According to prosecutors, they have charged him with felony counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor, sexual penetration of a minor, and oral copulation of a minor.

The man is believed to be no longer employed by the Mount Diablo Unified School District, which says that he was a “seasonal” coach. The School District is cooperating with the police investigation, and is also conducting its own investigation.

The man faces very serious charges during his arraignment which is scheduled for May 20th. Sex crimes against minors are some of the most serious of sex offenses that any person can expect to be faced. In fact, sex crimes belong to a very rare category of crimes, in which a person's guilt is almost presumed even before he is charged.
There is a very low level of public tolerance for such crimes in the community, and as such, investigators and prosecutors are often under very high pressure from the media and the public to prosecute these crimes very stringently. Unfortunately, very often, in such situations the rights of the defendant can be compromised.

If you're currently being investigated for sex crimes, or have been arrested for a sex crime, get in touch with a lawyer immediately.

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