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FBI sets up hotline to collect evidence against local man

Following several sex crime charges against a Kansas City teacher, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has set up a dedicated hotline to collect information about any other potential crimes the man may have committed. According to police reports, teacher in question faces charges of statutory sodomy, and authorities believe that there may be more instances of sexual assault that have yet to be reported.

New proposed law targets sex offenders

Facing sex offense charges is a complex and dangerous situation that should never be taken lightly. There are many kinds of convictions that can limit your behavior and rights after the fact, but sex offenses are some of the most egregious. Usually, this is because the public generally has an exceptionally poor view of sex offenders and is not troubled by impinging on the rights of those who have been convicted of a sexual offense.

Man convicted of sex with a minor

Sex crimes can seem like something that only happen somewhere else, separated from us on the other side of an invisible wall, or in an episode of reality T.V. Unfortunately, sex crimes happen every day, all throughout the country. A Kansas City man has been charged with sex crimes after he repeatedly engaged in sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl that he met online.

Actions on social media can lead to criminal charges

People sometimes feel like the Internet provides a layer of protection. They'll say and do things on social media that they may never do in real life. However, it's very important to remember that what is said and done online is still very real, and it can lead to genuine criminal charges. The false sense of security provided by the Internet will not protect you in court.

What is sexting and is it a crime?

Texting is a very common way to communicate with friends and family members. It is possible to send videos and pictures via text messages. You might be tempted to send sexually explicit pictures via text message, but doing so might end up being a criminal act. If you are considering sexting, you should make sure that you aren't running afoul of the law.

Early childhood teacher faces rape charges

An early education teacher who worked with special needs students is being accused of statutory rape. The man, who also coached football and track, is said to have had sexual contact with a 16-year-old female. The investigation began on June 24. It is still considered open and more charges might be placed against the man.

Penalties associated with sex convictions vary greatly

Sexting, rape, sexual assault and child-related sex crimes are some very serious crimes that carry hefty social penalties, as well as hefty legal penalties. The only way to ensure that you aren't going to have to face these penalties is to be sure that you aren't doing anything that could lead to these types of charges. For some people, mistakes they made have already led to criminal charges.

Representing sex crimes defendants in Missouri

The most important things that a criminal defense attorney can provide to a Kansas City resident accused of sex crimes are: 1) an in-depth knowledge of the law; 2) a familiarity with the court in which the crimes are being tried; and 3) a familiarity with the judges and prosecuting attorneys involved in the matter. However, there is another thing that is vital to the success of every sex crimes defense case, and this is something that we feel is very important at Kelly, Symonds, & Reed, LLC. Nevertheless, not all defense attorneys in Missouri are able to provide it.

Halloween comes with specific laws for registered sex offenders

Halloween is just around the corner. While this is a popular holiday for many children and adults, it can mean trouble for sex offenders. Missouri is one of the states that has specific laws that forbid registered sex offenders from taking part in any Halloween festivities that involve children. Failing to abide by the laws regarding Halloween and sex offenders can lead to a sex offender facing new criminal charges.

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