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  • I Want to Get off the Megan’s Law Registry Now!
    I Want to Get off the Megan’s Law Registry Now!

    Since the inception of Megan’s Law on October 24, 1995, many folks have been seeking to get off the registry. Now there’s hope. First, let’s start with the basic understanding that society needs to be ...

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  • What is “Revenge Porn?”
    What is “Revenge Porn?”

    Simply stated– it’s the posting of intimate images online with the intent to harass or annoy a prior sexual partner. 18 Pa.C.S. § 3131. It’s a crime to post any sort of intimate images on social ...

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  • Administrative Hearing Required for SORNA II
    Administrative Hearing Required for SORNA II

    An administrative hearing is required of the Pennsylvania State Police prior to assigning sex offender to a “Tier” for a non-Pennsylvania conviction. In an recent en banc decision announced by the ...

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  • Date Rape and the Defense of 'Mistake of Fact'
    Date Rape and the Defense of 'Mistake of Fact'

    I have dealt with many sexual assault cases in the past where there is a genuine mistake of the fact as to whether or not the victim has consented to the particular circumstances that lead to the ...

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

    There are many crimes in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States that require “penetration however slight.” These crimes, such as rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse , aggravated ...

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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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