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Sex Offenders

Jun. 12 2019

How Sex Offender Treatment Works in Illinois

How Sex Offender Treatment Works in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Short of murder, sex offenses are some of the most grievous crimes one person can commit against another. Further, many offenders commit sex crimes repeatedly. In an attempt to protect public safety and keep people from reoffending, Illinois carefully manages prior sex offenders. This [...]
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Jun. 7 2018

Strategies to Fight Your Illinois Child Pornography Charge

Strategies to Fight Your Illinois Child Pornography Charge
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child pornography charges are serious business. Even if you are caught in possession of a single file or image that is considered child pornography, you may be charged with a felony and end up on the Illinois sex offender registry. Partially because of this, child pornography convictions can [...]
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Nov. 17 2017

What It Means in Illinois to “Possess” Child Pornography

What It Means in Illinois to "Possess" Child Pornography
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Do you know what constitutes a child pornography possession charge? One recent case in Illinois has already ended in a conviction. Former Air Force airman Robert Hollingsworth, 27, of Byron, was sentenced to a five-year prison sentence and $48,000 in restitution fees. He pled guilty to one [...]
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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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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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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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