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Sex Crimes


What is Sextortion?

Published: Feb 27, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

A Texas man was recently sentenced to 35 years in Illinois state prison for soliciting nude photos of underage girls from across the county. The defendant, 36-year-old Mark Barnwell of Whitehouse, Texas, would create fake Facebook profiles and then contact young women, posing as a modeling agent. He would persuade the girls to submit compromising pictures with the promise of large cash payments. Once he had the photos, he would threaten to post their photos online if they did not continue to provide him with pictures. Sextortion and related crimes…


Overcoming Bias in Sex Crime Cases

Published: Feb 13, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

Sex crimes carry more stigma than almost any other criminal allegation. As a result, if you’re accused of a sexual offense, you face significant bias from the very start of your case. An experienced sex crimes attorney is vital in overcoming this bias and achieving a fair outcome. However, time is not on your side – the sooner you reach out to a criminal defense attorney, the better chance you have of fighting bias in your case. If you’ve been charged with a sex crime in the Houston area, contact…


Fortnite and Sex Crime Allegations

Published: Feb 01, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes, Sex Crimes Involving Children

It has been widely reported in the media that Fortnite and other online games are attracting sexual predators. In Broward County, Florida, a 41-year-old man was recently arrested and charged with sex crimes related to victimizing at least 20 children. The man would use the popular game Fortnite to coerce his victims into sending him explicit photographs and even engaging in sex. Given the increase in these kinds of crimes, law enforcement has gotten very aggressive in filing charges for sex crimes involving children. Unfortunately, many people are often wrongly…


Public Sex in Houston: Charges & Penalties

Published: Jan 18, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

You would think that consensual sex between adults would be entirely lawful. However, that isn’t true everywhere in the United States. There are many restrictions on sexual activity to protect and not offend the public. For instance, there are limitations on where you can engage in consensual sex acts. You could face criminal charges under Texas law if you are caught having sex in public. This is a very uncomfortable and challenging situation to find yourself in. The best way to handle it is by calling a Houston sex crimes lawyer with…


Rape Pleas in Houston: What Are the Options?

Published: Jan 11, 2019 in Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Rape charges carry very serious consequences. In addition to facing a significant jail or prison sentence, you will likely suffer permanent damage to your reputation if you are convicted. Sex offender registration may be necessary in your case, and such registration can impact your career, make it difficult to find housing, and even impact your immigration status and child custody. The potential consequences can be overwhelming. It’s important to note, however, that just because accusations have been made, or you have been charged, you will not necessarily be found guilty….