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Top Holiday Related Crimes to Watch Out For

The holiday season is full of all kinds of things for people: celebrations, cheer, warmth, and a lot of times debt, stress, and dread. Unfortunately, holidays aren’t always positive for everyone. This is a time of year when crime is

Are There Any Parental Rights For Rapists?

It all started with a change.org petition email with the subject, “a rapist granted child custody?” The petitioners wanted a Michigan judge’s decision to be overturned. In addition, they want the judge himself to be impeached and removed from his

False Rape Accusations: How Common Are They?

The possibility of being falsely accused of rape is a fear many men might share, whether justifiable or not.

Rape and Reconciliation: One Couple’s Shocking Story

In 2016, a fascinating and inspiring Ted Talks video was aired called “Our Story of Rape and Reconciliation” given by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger. The video shows Elva and Stranger taking turns sharing their story. In 1996, Stranger was

Statutory Rape: Sexual Abuse of Teenage Boys by Older Women

In March of this year, 38-year-old Brooke L. Lajiness, of Lima Township appeared in court for 13 counts of third-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of accosting a minor for immoral purposes, and one count of furnishing obscenity to a

Statutory Rape in Michigan and How to Fight the Charges

Two years ago, the story of Zachary Anderson being sentenced to 25 years on the Sex Offender Registry sparked public controversy. He was put on the list because of Michigan’s statutory rape laws and because the girl with whom he’d

3 Common Sexual Assault Myths

The focus is back on Mateen Cleaves, a former Michigan State basketball star and former NBA basketball player. Sadly, this is not the kind of attention he wants. Cleave is on trial for sexual assaulting a 24-year-old girl in September

Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault Laws: What You Need to Know

Teen Dating Violence Has someone you love been accused of teen dating violence and now faces sexual assault charges? Let’s review the case in Michigan that made headlines in December 2015 and early 2016. In March, two Pinckney area teens

Rape Charges in Michigan – What You Need to Know

Rape charges and allegations happen often in Michigan. It can be confusing and scary if you have found yourself being charged with some type of sexual assault charge. For many states, including Michigan, gaining an understanding of the specific teams

State of Michigan Aims to Fight College Campus Sexual Assault

In 2013 there were 159 reported sexual assaults in Michigan’s public and private college campus. ~ Reported By the Detroit Free Press Earlier this week, the Detroit Free Press published an article that reported Michigan’s governor Rick Snyder has pledged