Animated Child Porn: Legal or Illegal?

March 2nd, 2017 by admin in Sex Crime

It is well-established under both federal and state laws that the manufacture, possession, and/or distribution of child pornography – that is, photographs and/or videos of children engaged in sexual acts, simulated sexual acts, or abusive situations – can land a person in serious legal trouble. In many situations, a person convicted of such an offense […]

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Simple Ways to Protect Yourself Online

July 12th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

The Internet is an essential part of modern daily life. But along with the conveniences afforded by online services, there are also legal risks. And while staying safe online is often a matter of common sense, it is important to constantly take stock of your own Internet practices to make sure you are not inadvertently […]

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Common Sex Crimes Allegations in America’s Schools

June 23rd, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

The term “sex crimes” is usually associated with rape or violent assault. But sex crimes, particularly those involving school-age children, include a wide category of offenses, many of which might seem benign to you. There is nothing benign, however, about the serious effects of a sex crimes conviction. Statutory Rape Forcible rape is a crime […]

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What to Do If You’re Falsely Accused of a Sex Crime

June 2nd, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

There are many reasons why someone might make a false accusation of rape, sexual assault, child molestation, or a similar sex crime: A parent looking to gain the upper hand in a custody battle, an angry ex-partner seeking revenge, or just someone looking to extort money. Whatever the reason, if you have been falsely accused of […]

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How to Handle Sexual Allegations

April 7th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

A sex crimes allegation can be devastating for someone who is completely innocent of any wrongdoing. The publicity and social media attention that attaches to a mere allegation of a sex crime can seriously injure a person’s reputation, family, and career. That it why, if you or a loved one has been accused of any type […]

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How to Register as a Sex Offender in Texas

March 7th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Like most states, Texas maintains an extensive system for the registration and notification of sex offenders. Actually, this is not only applicable to sex crimes such as rape and sexual abuse. Texas law requires registration for persons convicted of wide variety of felonies, including prostitution, kidnapping, and burglary. If you have been convicted of an eligible […]

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How Modern Mobile Apps Set Up Students to Commit Cyber Crimes

October 16th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Today’s news headlines are full of stories about teenagers who are being prosecuted nationwide for sexting, or sending explicit pictures to other teenagers via modern mobile apps like Snapchat and Instagram. For example, in May, 2014, authorities arrested two middle school boys and a minor girl in Chicago on child pornography trafficking charges. The boys […]

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Sex Crimes: Prostitution

May 7th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Sex Crime

Prostitution is considered a crime against public decency in Texas and there are many laws criminalizing it and related acts. The penalties for involvement in prostitution are significant, particularly for repeat offenders. Legal Definition Under Texas law, there are two ways in which prostitution occurs: A person offers to engage, agrees to engage, or engages […]

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Sexual Allegations Threaten a High School Teacher’s Reputation & Career

March 25th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Houston Criminal Cases, Sex Crime

flickr image by KT King On January 28, 2015, Juan Antonio Chapa, a Hanna Early College High School teacher, was placed on administrative leave after being the accused of having an improper relationship with a former student. Chapa, a math teacher, has worked for the Brownsville Independent School District since 1991. After a former student’s […]

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Age Is More Than a Number When It Comes To Consenting to Sex

March 17th, 2015 by Tad Nelson in Criminal Defense, Sex Crime

Texas law makes it illegal for an adult, those ages eighteen and older, to have sex with a minor, those under the age of eighteen, even when the minor consents. The criminal charge for performing a sexual act with a minor is known as statutory rape. Statutory Rape is a Strict Liability Offense Under Texas […]

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