Sex Crimes

A San Diego photographer has been arrested for sexually abusing several teenage girls during private photoshoot sessions. According to reports, 52-year-old Robert Koester encouraged the girls to pose nude before touching them inappropriately. He also photographed himself in the nude with at least one of the girls. He’s accused of sexually abusing at least four […] Read more

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Are Escorts Legal in San Diego?

If you scan the classifieds in your local paper or perform a simple search on a site like Craigslist or BackPage, you’ll undoubtedly find advertisements for escorts in your area. Contrary to popular belief, escorts are legal in San Diego. However, there is a very fine line between an escort and a prostitute. Escorts are […] Read more

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Can I Be Arrested For Giving Someone an STD?

California recently reported that STDs are on the rise in the state. In fact, there has been a 45 percent increase in reported STD cases over the past five years. In 2017, there were more than 300,000 reported cases involving syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. While many STDs are treatable, some can cause serious side effects. […] Read more

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Jury Finds Cosby Guilty of Sexual Assault

Earlier this week a Pennsylvania jury was finally able to come to a unanimous decision about the criminal allegations against Bill Cosby. After escaping conviction in a first trial, Cosby was finally found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The jury did not take long to decide Cosby’s fate. Instead, they returned the […] Read more

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Consequences of False Rape Allegations

Victims of sexual assault and violence continue to speak out about their personal experiences. While it is great that these victims are finding the courage to open up about very intimate details of their lives, this movement has also created a culture that can foster false allegations. During a time when all allegations of sexual […] Read more

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Harvey Weinstein is the latest Hollywood heavyweight to be accused of sexually-unacceptable behavior. Stories told by dozens of female celebrities and Hollywood insiders have shaken the nation. Some accusations in these stories recall seemingly minor incidents of sexual harassment, while other stories paint a darker image. At least 5 women have accused Weinstein of rape. […] Read more

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Sexual Assault Crimes in California

According to RAINN, an American is the victim of sexual assault every 98 seconds. The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault reports that between 2011 and 2012 rape crisis centers in the state served nearly 32,000 victims of sexual assault. Sexual assault is a problem and can have lifelong consequences for victims and perpetrators. The potential […] Read more

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Last week a California state prosecutor was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography. Raymond Liddy, who is the son of the notorious Watergate Scandal participant Gordon Liddy, reportedly downloaded, and possibly forwarded, sexually explicit photographs of children. Liddy pleaded not guilty to the crime and was released on $100,000 bond. If convicted, Liddy […] Read more

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A San Diego teacher was found guilty of having sex with her male student and sentenced to two years in prison on Friday, July 29, 2016.  Toni Sutton, 38 years old, was convicted on two counts of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Additionally, she will have to register as a sex offender for the […] Read more

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California Child Pornography Charges

Sex crimes are viewed as among the most serious in the criminal justice system for the impact such crimes have on their victims and society at large. A convicted sex offender will likely face a steep prison sentence in addition to being required to register as a sex offender for the duration of his or […] Read more

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California Sex Offender Registration

If you have been convicted of a crime that is sexual in nature, you likely needed to register for the official California Sex Offender Registration list. This list is a publicly available domain that notifies the public of those who have transgressions with the law involving sex acts. These registrations are often for life, and […] Read more

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Sex Crimes on College Campuses

For criminal defendants, those that have allegedly committed crimes that are sexual in nature face some of the most severe possible consequences. Not only do many sexual crimes have stiff possible jail sentences, but sex-related convictions require offenders to register as sex offenders, which may have a detrimental effect on their personal, family, and professional […] Read more

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Despite its title, Netflix’s hit series Making a Murderer starts out with an in-depth look of a man falsely accused of a sex crime that landed him in jail for 18 out of his 32-year sentence. While later accused of murdering a different individual, the sex crime that Steven Avery was first accused of set the […] Read more

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