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Sex Crimes

Oct. 3 2017

Teen Sex Tape Could Land You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry

Teen Sex Tape Could Land You on the Illinois Sex Offender Registry
Posted By: Sami Azhari

In January, a Chicago teen committed suicide after his school warned him he could be charged and required to register as a sex offender when they discovered he had recorded a sexual encounter with another classmate. Sixteen-year-old Corey Walgren recorded a video of himself having consensual [...]
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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

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 are up [...]
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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

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 area. Unfortunately, this isn’t a TV show. It’s real life. Which means [...]
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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

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 offenses. Many of these offenses are things that most people [...]
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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

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 she was underage. Officer [...]
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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

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 must register on a public list that will tell peers, neighbors, employers [...]
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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 an act of sexual penetration when the accused knew that the [...]
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