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Sex Crimes

Oct. 8 2021

IL Enticement of a Minor Can End in Major Prison Time

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Nearly everyone uses the internet today, from young children to older people. While most of us use the internet for legitimate pursuits, there is a dark side to it in which adults lure children. An Illinois man found out the hard way just how harsh the law can treat someone who uses the [...]
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Sep. 10 2021

An Illinois Sex Crime Could Lead to a Lifetime No-Contact Order

Posted By: Sami Azhari
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Sex crimes are taken very seriously in Illinois, and the associated penalties are often quite harsh – including no-contact orders. Illinois just changed the law to give victims of sex crimes the ability to get no-contact orders -- for life -- put on those who perpetrated the sex crimes. [...]
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Aug. 20 2021

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

On July 10th, police approached a 13-year-old girl sobbing on the steps of the Lincoln Depot rail station. She told them she had been abducted from her hometown in Bleckley County, Georgia four days earlier and driven more than 700 miles away to Springfield, Illinois. The man allegedly [...]
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Aug. 6 2021

New Bill To More Clearly Define Consent in Illinois

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Rape is a serious and frightening crime, but it doesn’t always happen between strangers or in dark alleys under the cover of night – it often occurs between those who know each other. Regardless of the circumstances, every case involving sexual assault is defined by one factor: consent. And [...]
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Aug. 6 2021

When Does an Illinois Sex Crime Become a Federal Case?

Posted By: Sami Azhari

Sex crimes are serious when committed in Illinois, but they are even graver when taken on by the federal courts. This evokes even more penalties a person convicted could potentially face – as one Illinois man may soon find out. A registered sex offender in Illinois has now been accused of [...]
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Feb. 11 2021

It’s Not Just Sex Offenders Required to Register with Illinois

It's Not Just Sex Offenders Required to Register with Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Almost everyone is familiar with the Sex Offender Registry, the registry where those convicted of certain sex crimes must record their information as a matter of public record as a means to keep the public safe. Have you heard of another registry, though? It’s called the Murderer and [...]
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Nov. 25 2020

Aggravating Factors in an Illinois Sex Crime

Aggravating Factors in an Illinois Sex Crime
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you live around the Palatine area, you might have seen recent news of a man who was arrested on a count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The man faces a bond of $100,000 and if he can post, he must still remain under electronic home monitoring. He is also forbidden from contact with [...]
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Oct. 7 2020

Isn’t All Sexual Abuse in Illinois Criminal?

Isn't All Sexual Abuse in Illinois Criminal?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

If you’ve heard the term “criminal sexual abuse,” it might make you wonder: Isn’t all sexual abuse a crime? The short answer is yes. So then why isn’t the charge simply called sexual abuse rather than criminal sexual abuse? Because a sexual abuse case isn’t always only presented [...]
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Jul. 17 2020

COVID-19 Grace Period for Chicago Sex Offenders Not a “Free Pass”

COVID-19 Grace Period for Chicago Sex Offenders Not a “Free Pass”
Posted By: Sami Azhari

The global pandemic has put a halt on many plans and procedures. Buildings are closed. Deadlines have been pushed back. Events have been rescheduled. Law enforcement and criminal justice are not immune to the effects of COVID-19. Case-in-point: Chicago’s Criminal Registration Unit is [...]
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Mar. 13 2020

Are You a Victim of Sex Trafficking? IL Law Enforcement May Not Know

Are You a Victim of Sex Trafficking? IL Law Enforcement May Not Know
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Regardless of your opinions on the topic of sex work, it’s a heavily regulated and penalized activity in the US today. In Illinois in particular, there are strict punishments for sex work convictions. In fact, even victims of sex trafficking might be charged with prostitution, while the [...]
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