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Sexual Abuse

Aug. 9 2018

Breaking Down Child Sexual Abuse Charges in Illinois

Breaking Down Child Sexual Abuse Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Child sexual abuse charges should not be taken lightly in Illinois. A Quincy man was recently sentenced to two decades behind bars after he was found guilty of sex crimes against two girls. He was accused of inappropriately touching the girls in 2015 or 2016. The incident came to light in [...]
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Jun. 28 2018

Common Sex Crime Charges in Illinois

Common Sex Crime Charges in Illinois
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Short of murder, sex crimes are some of the most grievous offenses a person can commit. Accordingly, sex crimes are severely charged and penalized, and a sex crime conviction carries a negative stigma that will come back to haunt you – possibly for the rest of your life. Most sex crimes [...]
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Mar. 29 2018

What Laws Cover Child Molestation in Illinois?

What Laws Cover Child Molestation in Illinois?
Posted By: Sami Azhari

Last year, Illinois eliminated the statutes of limitation for all felony criminal sexual assault and sexual abuse crimes against children. The rationale was that victims of childhood sexual abuse can take many years to recover from and report the abuse, and that repealing the statutes of [...]
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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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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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