Probation for Teacher Guilty of Statutory Rape

Posted on January 27th, 2011 No Comments

A Massachusetts teacher convicted of having sex with an underage student was sentenced to 5-years probation Wednesday morning.

According to court documents, former Holyoke teacher Lisa Lovie received no jail time for her crime. The 25 year-old teacher admitted to having sex with a 15 year-old male student from a local high school back in February 2009. She was charged with three counts of statutory rape and one count of enticing a child under the age of 16. The FBI found the Lovie and the student in a motel room in West Virginia.

Lovie’s sister, Shirley Campbell, said her sibling “crossed a boundary that can’t be crossed. She’s lost her career. She’s lost her license to teach, but she’s got a future ahead and I think she’ll do very well for herself.”

The trial judge said he did not believe Lovie was a sexual predator and said she is unlikely to re-offend. Instead of siding with the prosecution’s request of three to five years in prison, the judge sided with the defense.

Defense attorney David Hoose said of Lovie, “her attitude all along was: ‘I’m responsible for this. I did this. I’m the adult, and I’m not going to do anything that is going to make this more difficult.”

If you need assistance in the realm of sex crime law, please contact the Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Utah Man Arrested in Cape Cod

Posted on January 20th, 2011 No Comments

Police in Cape Cod arrested a Utah man who was allegedly intoxicated and carrying a loaded handgun in the parking lot of a local motel.

According to officials with the Cape Cod Police Department, officers responded to the Motel 7 Seas shortly after 10:00 p.m. Sunday for a reported domestic assault and battery. Witnesses told police 32 year-old Robert Appleton was drunk, suicidal, and armed with a gun.

As they spoke with witnesses, Appleton approached the officers, who drew their weapons and commanded Appleton to get down on the ground, police said. Police searched Appleton and found a fully loaded .40-caliber Sig Sauer handgun, according to the arrest report.

Falmouth police Sgt. Douglas DeCosta said Appleton became combative as officers attempted to arrest him. The suspect refused to get in the cruiser and kicked the vehicle while yelling, “just taze me.” Officers used pepper spray to subdue Appleton, DeCosta said.

If you have been charged with a similar crime in Cape Cod, please contact the Cape Cod Domestic Violence Lawyer James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Newton man charged with wire fraud

Posted on January 10th, 2011 No Comments

A Newton, Massachusetts man is facing charges for a stock fraud scheme in which he allegedly committed wire fraud and filed a false income tax return.

39 year-old Randy M. Cho claimed to be a broker who could buy stocks at reduced prices for his investors. According to authorities, he told investors that he was able to get the discounts through his working relationship with Goldman Sachs.

Prosecutors believe that this scheme continued for eight years, during which Cho spent some of the money on expensive items for himself.

If you or someone you know has been charged with fraud or other criminal charges, don’t hesitate to contact experienced, aggressive Massachusetts theft and fraud attorney James Powderly today by calling 508-343-0676.

Retired Police Officer Arrested for Child Pornography Possession

Posted on January 3rd, 2011 No Comments

A retired Utica police officer was arrested by Massachusetts State Police on child pornography charges on December 21. Stanley Dorozynski, also a former employee of Child Protective Services, faces charges for both receiving and possessing pornography that involves minors. A woman living with Dorozynski discovered several flash drives that reportedly contain child pornography and reported the find to local police.

A conviction for receiving and possessing child pornography in Massachusetts would lead to a minimum sentence of 5 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. In addition, Dorozynski would be required to register as a sex offender within the state.

If you or someone you know is facing charges for child pornography or other sex crimes in Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to contact experienced, aggressive Massachusetts child pornography lawyer James Powderly today by calling 508-343-0676.

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