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Two Louisiana Men Face Sex Trafficking Charges

By Robert S. Toale |

Sex crimes of all magnitudes carry with them serious consequences. Sex trafficking allegations are very serious. The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for the Administration for Children and Families describes this sex crime as the forcing of an underage person to engage in a sex act for commercial purposes. Two Louisiana men… Read More »

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What Are The Elements Of A Rape Case?

By Robert S. Toale |

In order for a defendant to be proven guilty of committing a crime, a prosecutor must successfully demonstrate that the individual met all of the required elements of the claim brought against him or her. In Louisiana, there are three different degrees of rape charges and each sets forth different elements required to prove… Read More »

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Prostitution alleged after drug crime investigation

By Robert S. Toale |

There are certain crimes that are sexual in nature and could cost those charged much of their life if a suspect is convicted. Prostitution is a sex crime and involves the sale of sexual favors. Both the alleged sex workers and their clients can face criminal charges if they are caught engaging in prostitution… Read More »

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Can a selfie be considered child pornography?

By Robert S. Toale |

A generation ago the word “selfie” did not exist. In fact, it did not become an established term in the English language until 2013 when the Oxford Dictionaries named it the Word of the Year. Today, however, many Louisiana residents both young and old have a penchant for taking selfies whenever they are able… Read More »

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Know your rights when it comes to defending sex crime charges

By Robert S. Toale |

Thanks to the internet, communicating with others in distant lands is no longer a lengthy, time-consuming process. In fact, New Orleans residents can quickly email, video chat, message, or call practically anyone in the world who has internet access at practically any time of day. The internet has shrunk distances and has brought together… Read More »

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Why would someone have to register as a sex offender?

By Robert S. Toale |

When a person is acquitted of a sex crime charge it means that a criminal court did not find him guilty of the accusations lodged against him. A New Orleans resident who is acquitted or found not guilty of his criminal charges has the opportunity to go back to his life without the specter… Read More »

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Indecent exposure can result in a criminal charge

By Robert S. Toale |

Not all sex crimes require an alleged perpetrator to have physical contact with another person. Crimes that involve imagery or that are committed over the Internet often do not involve physical contact. Another sex crime that does not generally involve physical contact with another individual is indecent exposure. A Louisiana resident may find himself… Read More »

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What are sex offender registry requirements in Louisiana?

By Robert S. Toale |

Most of us have heard of sex offender registries, however, many people may wonder about sex offender registry requirements. Certain adults residing in Louisiana convicted of certain sex crimes may be required to register as part of Louisiana’s sex offender registry. Sex offenders who move to Louisiana from other states are required to notify… Read More »

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A discussion of Louisiana’s first degree rape statute

By Robert S. Toale |

Like other jurisdictions throughout the United States, Louisiana has a variety of sexual offenses codified in its laws. Louisiana recognizes three levels of rape: first degree rape, second degree rape and third degree rape. While all three levels of rape are serious, the majority of this post’s focus will be on the elements of… Read More »

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Accusations of sex crimes may arise from online conduct

By Robert S. Toale |

Many employers throughout New Orleans require their workers to sign online acceptable use policies when they are hired. An acceptable use policy that addresses online conduct may discuss what a person can and cannot do with work-related access to the internet. For example, it may stipulate that a worker can use the internet to… Read More »

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