Cape Cod man accused of possessing child pornography

Posted on February 8th, 2012 No Comments

A 23-year-old Cape Cod man has been released on $5,000 bail after he was arrested on child pornography charges.

According to officials, the man would engage in online activity with underage females where he would instruct them to perform illicit acts. He was also accused of videotaping these instances without the girls knowing, and revealing himself to young girls in chat rooms on the internet.

He has pleaded not guilty to these charges. After he was out on bail, he was ordered by the judge to have no contact with any female under the age of 17.  He was not considered a flight risk due to the fact that he takes care of his step-son.

If you have been accused of a sex crime, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Massachusetts sex crime defense lawyer, James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.

Man on Cape Cod’s Most Wanted List died years ago

Posted on December 29th, 2011 No Comments

A man on the Cape Cod State Probation Department’s list of the 10 most wanted individuals in the area has been dead for numerous years.

The state police were investigating one of the men on the list, a man who would be 71-years-old today, and while talking to his sister, they learned of his passing in 2002. Barnstable police were seeking the man for two counts of battery on a child and indecent assault that occurred at two separate times.

The man had been in a Mexican prison serving time for previous crimes he had committed. Shortly after his release in 2002, the man died. The death was never reported to Social Security and therefore the Cape Cod police never learned of his passing.

If you have been accused of a sexual crime, please contact the experienced Massachusetts sex crime defense attorney, James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.

Another allegation made against Cape Cod camp

Posted on November 21st, 2011 No Comments

The Christian summer camp in Cape Cod, Camp Good News, was set to re-open this week after sexual allegations had caused the camp to shut it’s doors for the summer. Now, another victim has come forward claiming that he was also abused at the camp when he was a child.

The newest victim to step forward claims that he was molested while attending the camp at the age of 8. He states that he was sexually abused and beaten regularly while he was there.

At the time of the assault the victim told his father, who confronted the camp. The camp officials claimed that they had fired the individual, when in reality they had not, and that is the only reason why no further charges were pressed. The alleged molester died in 2009.

The investigation into these allegations as well as the other allegations is still ongoing.

If you have been accused of a sexual crime, please contact the experienced Massachusetts sex crime defense attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.

Cape Cod’s Camp Good News forced to close it’s doors due to sexual allegations

Posted on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

At least nine people have come forward claiming they were abused while attending Cape Cod’s Camp Good News as children. The sexual assault occurred during different summers the victims spent at the Christian camp.

New legislation may make it possible for these adult-aged victims to finally receive justice for what happened to them during their childhood. In the state of Massachusetts, victims have until the age of 25 to report sexual abuse and until the age of 30 to report childhood rape.

Many factors contribute to victims waiting  until they are grown adults to report their attackers including guilt and suppressed emotions.

Cape Cod’s Camp Good News closed it’s doors this summer once the sexual assault allegations were made public.

If you have been accused of a sexual crime, please contact the experienced Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676 today.

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.

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.

Masseuses arrested on prostitution charges

Posted on December 17th, 2010 No Comments

A New Jersey massage therapy office was raided by police under suspicion of promoting prostitution.  Police arrested three masseuses at Nature Massage Wellness Therapy, 44-year old Wen Zhang, 42-year old Li Zhou and 42-year old Angel Wang, before leaving the businesses.  Zhang and Zhou face charges of committing acts of prostitution and Wang was charged with promoting prostitution.

In addition to the arrests, police seized $1, 222, cell phones, computers, records and ledgers.  The only evidence police had to enter the business and make the arrests was anonymous tips and surveillance.  The three masseuses were taken to Monmouth County Jail and are being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Contact the Massachusetts prostitution defense lawyer, James Powderly, at 508-343-0676 if you feel you have been wrongly accused of committing or promoting prostitution.

Level 3 Sex Offender Escapes from Courthouse

Posted on December 8th, 2010 No Comments

A convicted sex offender escaped from Salem District Court Monday morning.

According to officiasl with the Salem Police Department, 45 year-old Karl Lamont Hackney fled the courthouse in a prison jumpsuit and a set of handcuffs. Police put out a BOLO for Hackney late Monday morning, noting he should be considered dangerous.

Hackney is a Level 3 sex offender. He was indicted last Thursday by a special grand jury. He is facing charges of assault by means of a dangerous weapon, carrying a loaded firearm, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.

Hackney was convicted of attempted rape and sexual assault in 2008.

If you have been charged with a sex crime in Massachusetts, please contact the Massachusetts Sex Crime Defense Lawyers of James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Dover Sex Offender Arrested in Boston

Posted on November 11th, 2010 No Comments

A sex offender from Delaware was arrested in Massachusetts Friday.

According to officials with the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force in Boston, Massachusetts, Brian Mahoney was wanted by the Dover Police Department for offense of “Duty to Report.” Mahoney had allegedly failed to register as a sexual offender, as required by law. The charge against Mahoney is a felony, due to prior convictions of failing to register.

In addition to the felony charge, the Dover Police Department has active warrants for Mahoney for misdemeanor Violation of a Protective Order, Simple Assault, Criminal Threatening, Theft, and Operating a vehicle while suspended.

Mahoney has been charged in Massachusetts as a fugitive from justice. He is facing an additional charge of failing to register as a sex offender from the Boston Police Department.

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.

Troy Man Convicted of Child Molestation

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 No Comments

A Troy man was found guilty Wednesday of sexually abusing two boys a year ago.

According to court documents, a jury returned guilty verdict against 63 year-old Lee Lashway for first-degree predatory sexual assault of a child, which is a felony. Lashway was also found guilty of two misdemeanor charges of endangering the welfare of a child. He is facing 25 years to life in prison. He will be sentenced in two weeks.

The incidents of assault occurred between June and October 2009 at Lashway’s home and involved boys who were 4 and 7 at that time, according to the indictment.  Lashway’s attorney, William Roberts, maintained his client’s innocence and claimed his accuser was seeking retribution against him. The older boy, now 8, testified for the prosecution.

Lashway had a previous conviction in Massachusetts for sexually abusing children in 1995.

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

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