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Sexual assault alleged, assistant police chief named in complaint

A conviction on charges of sexual assault or any sex crime is something that shouldn't be taken lightly. Families and careers can be ruined, and financial survival is at risk. Regardless of guilt or innocence, a defendant has rights that must be protected during the process.

Missouri man faces life in prison for statutory rape

A Rogersville, Missouri, man is facing life in prison after being brought up on charges of sodomy and statutory rape. According to reports, the 41-year-old allegedly had sexual interactions with an underage female from April 2011 to April 2013. Police say that the girl was interviewed in July 2013 as part of an investigation and allegedly gave the officers details on the interactions with the 41-year-old. The man was reportedly interview in August 2013, but nothing the man said was considered an admission of guilt.

St. Louis senior citizen arrested for harassment of teen, mother

Police in St. Louis are reportedly looking for additional victims possibly related to a current arrest. Often a sex offense investigation will unearth other incidents of alleged criminal sexual misconduct attributable to the individual. In addition, there are occasions when charges filed against a person are not sex crimes in the typical sense of the word, although some manner of sexual gratification may be the underlying motive.

Man pleads guilty to fraud charges related to bakery business

Missouri executives have access to funds in most businesses. Any of them with criminal tendencies might be tempted to acquire some for personal use. White collar crime, including embezzlement and fraud, can start with taking a dollar or two that one feels won't be missed. But once begun, it may be that access to huge sums of money creates a slippery slope.

Guilty plea results in jail time for St. Louis sex offender

Searching for sex in a classified ad is nothing new. However, access to the internet has changed the dynamics somewhat, and it allows for far-reaching options when it comes to sexual propensities. What's important to keep in mind, however, is that a sex crime is still a sex crime, even on the Internet.

Bank defrauded; Missouri businessmen plead guilty

When it comes to criminal charges, sometimes working with the evidence before its actually filed is in a person's best interest. This is often the case in the area of white collar crime. If convicted, penalties can be severe and have long-term consequences that affect one's reputation, earning capability and family life.

Justice Department focusing on white-collar crime enforcement

Later this month, the head of the division of the Justice Department that is directly tasked with prosecuting white-collar crime is choosing to step down from her position. While Mythili Raman has been in charge of the white-collar crime division, the Justice Department has become increasingly focused on holding violators accountable for their actions under the law.

Health care fraud: man pleads guilty to making false claims

One of the themes we're following in this blog is health care fraud. We last wrote about this last summer, in our August 2 post, in connection with the role of electronic health records. The increasing use of digital records has made more personal data vulnerable to identity theft, which in turn is often associated with health care fraud.

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