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  • What is Meant by “Penetration However Slight?”
    What is Meant by “Penetration However Slight?”

    By Attorney Elisabeth K.H. Pasqualini , Criminal Defense Lawyer for Sexual Abuse Crimes, Harrisburg, PA There are many crimes in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States that require “penetration ...

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  • Discovery in Child Sexual Abuse Cases
    Discovery in Child Sexual Abuse Cases

    I will always look first to the use of the Pennsylvania rules, statutes, court decisions and other regular channels of discovery and use them to obtain discovery beyond the police reports. “Discovery” ...

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  • PA House Passes Bill to Increase Child Abuse Vigilance in Wake of Sandusky
    PA House Passes Bill to Increase Child Abuse Vigilance in Wake of Sandusky

    Alleged perpetrator must be interviewed or attempts made under Bill. Under the PA House Bill, efforts are to be made to interview the alleged suspect of a child abuse. These efforts, while laudable, ...

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  • Statutory Sexual Assault- Four Years Means 1461 Full Days
    Statutory Sexual Assault- Four Years Means 1461 Full Days

    The Pennsylvania Superior Court in Commonwealth v. Price, 2018 Pa. Super. 105, ___ A.3d ___ (May 2, 2018), recently vacated the judgment of sentence of the York County Court of Common Pleas. The issue ...

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  • SORNA Sex Offender Registration Unconstitutional in Pennsylvania- Muniz Decision
    SORNA Sex Offender Registration Unconstitutional in Pennsylvania- Muniz Decision

    In Commonwealth v. Muniz, ___ Pa. ____, ____ A.3d ___ (July 19, 2017) , the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently determined in a majority decision that the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification ...

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  • Sex Offender Prohibition Against Use of Social Media Violates First Amendment
    Sex Offender Prohibition Against Use of Social Media Violates First Amendment

    In Packingham v. N.C. , ___ S.Ct. ____ ,2017 WL 2621313, (June 19, 2017), the United States Supreme Court struck down a provision of a North Carolina statute that made it a felony for a registered sex ...

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