What is the punishment for indecent assault on a child under the age of 14?

Posted on March 26th, 2010 No Comments

Criminals who are convicted of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 may face imprisonment. According to state law, the convict may be punished for no more than 10 years in prison, or in a house of correction for no more than 2 and a half years.

While consent laws typically apply to other ages, any child under the age of 14 is deemed incapable of consenting to such conduct. Because these laws and punishments vary between states, contact the Massachusetts sex crime lawyer James Powderly at 508-343-0676.

Man faces 75 child sex abuse and pornography charges

Posted on March 17th, 2010 No Comments

A 46-year-old Molalla, OR man has been charged with 75 counts related to pornography and child sex abuse.

He was arraigned on Tuesday morning and is awaiting trial in the Multnomah County Jail, with a bail set at more than $8 million. He was arraigned on 22 counts each of encouraging child sexual abuse in the first degree, of encouraging child sexual abuse in the second degree, and of using a child in display of sexually explicit conduct, as well as a handful of other abuse and child pornography charges. The investigation into his case is ongoing.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly can fight to fairly represent you in court. Contact him today at 508-343-0676.

Airport employee charged with child rape

Posted on March 10th, 2010 No Comments

A Transportation Security Agency worker at Logan International Airport was charged with multiple child sex crimes involving an underage girl.

The worker pats down people while they are traveling through the airport. Passengers and privacy activist are outraged about the situation because they feel the use of full body scanners violate people’s privacy and that the security system is only as good as the people who are working there. The 44-year-old man has been charged with two counts of statutory rape, two counts of enticing a minor, and one count of indecent assault and battery.

If you have been charged with a sex crime, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact Massachusetts statutory rape defense lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Sex charges against lacrosse players are dropped

Posted on March 3rd, 2010 No Comments

Charges have been dropped for three Scared Heart University Lacrosse players after they were accused of conspiring to sexually assault a woman in her dorm.

The three men were charged in November with conspiracy to commit first-degree sexual assault. One of the men was not in the room at the time and the other two men’s behavior was not seen as a crime. One of the men admits entering the dorm room, but denies all sexual assault charges.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a sexual crime such as sexual assault, contact the Massachusetts sexual crimes lawyer, James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.


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