Sex Crimes

Jul. 27 2017

Prostitution Crimes in Illinois (and How to Fight Back)

Prostitution Crimes in Illinois (and How to Fight Back)
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Prostitution Crimes in Illinois (and How to Fight Back)

A prostitution charge is very serious, and can have devastating, long-lasting consequences. Whether the charge is related to solicitation or participation in prostitution, alleged offenders face sex offender registration, jail time, large fines, a criminal record, and more.

If you …

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Jun. 21 2017

Almost Two Dozen in Chicago Area Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring

Almost Two Dozen in Chicago Area Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Almost Two Dozen in Chicago Area Arrested in Sex Trafficking Ring

It sounds like it’s the plot summary of an episode of Law and Order: SVU. Since 2009, hundreds of Thai women have been enslaved in a sex trafficking ring across 11 states – including right here in the Chicago …

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May. 17 2017

4 Lesser-Known Illinois Crimes on the Sex Offender Registry

4 Lesser-Known Illinois Crimes on the Sex Offender Registry
Posted By: Sami Azhari

4 Lesser-Known Illinois Crimes on the Sex Offender Registry

Illinois’s sex offender registry is not a place where you want to see your name. The public list allows friends, employers, and anyone with access to Google, really, to see your name, address, occupation, and a list of past sex …

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Feb. 10 2017

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Chicago Police Officer Charged With Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Even some of Chicago’s finest make mistakes. Sometimes big ones.

Last month, a 51-year old Chicago Police Officer was arrested and charged with felony criminal sexual assault after an 18-year-old came forward and accused him of having sexual contact while …

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Dec. 16 2016

You May Have to Leave Your Home after a Sex Offender Conviction

You May Have to Leave Your Home after a Sex Offender Conviction
Posted By: Sami Azhari

You May Have to Leave Your Home after a Sex Offender Conviction

A sex offender charge is different from most other crimes. For one, there is a lot more public shame attached to sex charges. The way our system is set up, this shame remains public after a conviction, since sex offenders …

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Jun. 18 2016

Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault

Criminal Sexual Abuse and Assault
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sexual assault and sexual abuse are unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature. According to the Illinois Criminal Sexual Assault Act, criminal sexual assault is defined as an act of sexual penetration with the use or threat of force or …

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