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Child Pornography Defense Archives

Former USA Gymnastics doctor faces more child sex allegations

Raleigh's NBC station affiliate reports that a former Olympic gold medalist has said she was sexually abused for years by the former USA Gymnastics team doctor. McKayla Maroney alleges that Dr. Larry Nassar began molesting her when she was 13 years old.

Sexting: more than a scandalous headline

Former congressman Anthony Weiner was recently sentenced to 21 months in prison for illicit contact with a minor. Weiner, 53, has repeatedly been caught up in sexting scandals; the latest involved sexting with a 15-year-old North Carolina high school student.

Should you have counsel if charged with a sex crime

What do you think of when you consider the term "sex crime?" Is it a serial rapist or creepy addict that is depicted on crime drama shows such as "Law & Order: SVU" or is it a hardened criminal who is featured on news magazine stories such as "Nightline" or "60 Minutes?" Chances are that you think of those people as monsters or those who are mentally unstable and unworthy of being among us in regular society.

Sex crime charges dropped against North Carolina football player

For many people who read news articles about criminal accusations, the assumption they make is that the person accused is guilty. While stories about arrests often result in attention-grabbing headlines, articles about charges being dropped, dismissed or reduced are often ignored by news media or given relatively scant attention.

Congress pondering revenge porn law

Regular readers of our Raleigh criminal law blog might well remember a post we wrote in late April about a North Carolina man facing a sex crime charge. The 39-year-old Marine is accused of posting on Facebook "revenge porn" involving a civilian woman. He was arrested by Jacksonville police.

Teen faces child porn charges in alleged "catfishing" scheme

Teens in Raleigh today have the world at their fingertips through their phones, tablets and computers. They can digitally explore places, ideas, cultures and more far from North Carolina. Unfortunately, that freedom can sometimes lead to serious legal trouble, as one teen far from us found out.

Federal prosecutors drop child porn charges

As regular readers of our Raleigh criminal defense blog know, we have written before in this space about the Playpen, a child porn site on the Tor network, and related arrests and legal issues. The site was apparently hosted about three hours east of Raleigh in Lenoir, North Carolina.