Legislature Has Deadline to Close Jessica's Law Loophole

Posted on July 28th, 2010 No Comments

Lawmakers have one week to close a loophole in a Massachusetts law that does not require sex offenders who victimized children to register as sex offenders when released from prison.

Jessica’s Law was passed in 2008 to establish minimum mandatory sentences for people convicted of sex crimes against children. The legislation did not include a requirement that people convicted under the law register with the Sex Offender Registry Board when released from jail or prison. The Legislature has until the end of next week to change that, or the law will stay on the books for another year.

A bill to close the loophole was filed last year, but never passed because lawmakers said they ran out of time.

If you have been accused of a serious crime or you are looking for help in the realm of sex crime law, call Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676.

MA Supreme Court: D.A. Must Turn Over Statutory Rape Data

Posted on July 8th, 2010 No Comments

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors must provide evidence that shows they are not engaging in “selective prosecution” of the state’s statutory rape law against gay youth.

The case reached the state’s highest court after a juvenile court judge ruled last year that the district attorney must provide data on statutory rape cases, which the D.A. appealed. The lower court’s ruling stemmed from a case in Norfolk County in which prosecutors charged a boy with delinquency for allegedly having sex with a thirteen year-old boy, when he was sixteen. Lawyers for the defendant said he would not have been charged had the alleged victim been a female.

The state’s highest court upheld the lower courts ruling, but narrowed the scope of the evidence that must be turned over.

If you have been accused of a serious crime or you are looking for help in the realm of sex crime law, call Massachusetts sex crimes attorney James Powderly today at 508-343-0676.

Craiglist Used in Sex Cases

Posted on February 10th, 2010 No Comments

A Craigslist hooker was busted in a Boston hotel.

This new bust, brings up a controversy with a Boston University medical student who is charged with robbing a prostitute and killing another. He is due in court next week. Both of these cases are leading officials to crackdown on prostitute ads on Craiglist.They are going to monitor all of the ads.

If you or someone you love has been charged of a serious sexual crime, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Contact the Massachusetts sexual crimes lawyer, James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676.

Massage Therapist Charged with Sexual Assault

Posted on February 3rd, 2010 No Comments

A 28-year-old massage therapist has been charged with felony of sexual assault on an 18-year-old woman from Massachusetts.

The therapist has been charged with touching the woman inappropriately, indecent exposure and trying to initiate sex with the woman. A sexual assault plea has been offered to the therapist, but they have not come to a decision to do this or not. The case will be continued on March 8.

If you or someone you love has been charged of a sexual crime, you need an experienced lawyer on your side. Please call the Massachusetts sexual crimes lawyer, James Powderly by calling 508-343-0676

Mass. Felon Faces 45 Years in Prison

Posted on January 29th, 2010 No Comments

Sentencing for a Massachusetts felon who is facing 45 years in prison for the sexual assault of a woman in 1988.

The man was convicted last year of first-degree sexual assault and first-degree kidnapping. The victim was a 20-year-old woman who let the man inside her house after he claimed he had car trouble. The man then put a knife sharpener to her neck and sexually assaulted her. The case left police stumped until 2005 when the police matched the man’s DNA to the case.

If you or someone you love has been accused of a sexual crime, contact the Massachusetts sexual crimes lawyer, James Powderly by calling 503-343-0676 today.


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