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Blog Posts Tagged 'Sex Crimes'

Just Because You Don't Think It's a Sex Crime, Does Not Mean It Isn't: An Overview of Sexual Imposition Laws in Ohio

The average person has a general idea of what constitutes rape or sexual battery, but are not aware that certain reckless behavior or sexual contact with an impaired person constitutes the criminal offense of sexual imposition. What is Sexual Imposition? According to Ohio Rev. Code § 2907.06, it is a criminal offense for a person to have sexual contact, cause another person to have sexual contact,… Read more

Illinois Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Sex With a Minor

Paul P. Schildhouse, 56, from Aurora, Illinois pleaded guilty on March 22nd, 2016 to one count of attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor, which is a fourth-degree felony at Pickaway County Common Pleas Court.  Schildhouse is facing a maximum of 18 months in prison along with a $5,000 fine and plans to be sentenced following a pre-sentence investigation done by the court.  He will also be required… Read more

Annual Permits for Hotels and Motels Proposed to Deter Prostitution and Solicitation Crimes in Columbus

Columbus officials are working to implement a new plan that would create stronger regulations on hotels and motels in the city in an attempt to curb solicitation and prostitution crimes occurring at the businesses, according to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. The Columbus City Council plans to hold a hearing on the proposed law on July 30, 2015, after more than one year of planning and drafting.… Read more

Constructing Defenses Against Sexual Assault and Other Sexual Crime Charges

When a person is accused of sexual assault or another sexual offense, he or she often is faced with the challenge of proving his or her innocence long after the charges have been dismissed. This has been true for several college students in recent years. According to a Fox News article, an Amherst College student accused another student of rape 21 months after the alleged incident. The person accused… Read more

Ohio Police Using Backpage and Craigslist for Solicitation and Prostitution Arrests

Law enforcement agencies throughout Franklin County and the surrounding areas in Ohio are cracking down on online advertising for erotic services and changing the way solicitation arrests are made. Within recent years, websites like Backpage and Craigslist have been used to promote erotic services. Men and women are labeled "companions" in the ads, or they advertise massage services. However, these… Read more

Solicitation Stings Changing in Ohio, but Alleged Offenders Still Have Options for Defenses

Law enforcement officers and agencies throughout the country are changing the way in which they target those suspected of prostitution and solicitation. In some instances, agencies even have utilized online solicitation websites to garner arrests and more information into the local prostitution business. In Ohio, some law enforcement agencies have used the adult entertainment classified site backpage.com… Read more

Massage Parlor Raids Could Lead to Solicitation for Prostitution Charges

Agents with the Ohio Attorney General's Office and the Central Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force raided four Ohio massage parlors suspected of prostitution last month, resulting in the arrest of two people who now face criminal charges. Xiao Shuang Chao and Qing Xu, both from Columbus, were arrested, although they denied their involvement in charges of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity and… Read more

Former Deputy Sentenced on Child-Porn Charges

Justin D. Iddings, former Franklin County deputy was sentenced to four years in prison for possessing child pornography.  In January of 2015, he plead guilty to two counts of pandering sexually oriented material involving a minor. Read more

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