Daily Archives: March 12, 2012 - 3 results

Posted 5 years ago in Crime Criminal Law by Aaron Kase  
Defense Calls First Witnesses in Rutgers Webcam Trial

The trial of Dharun Ravi continues this week in New Jersey, as the defense team attempts to build their case for the acquittal of the 20-year-old defendant of bias intimidation and other charges against Tyler Clementi, his former roommate at Rutgers University. Clementi committed suicide in September 2010 after Ravi broadcast a video feed of him over the internet during a sexual encounter with another man. On Friday, the defense called its first seven witnesses, friends and colleagues of Ravi’s …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Keith Ecker  
Woman Alleges Police Illegally Strip Searched Her

A California woman is filing suit against Imperial County and a sheriff’s sergeant for what she alleges was an improper strip search. Earlier this year, plaintiff Ana Hicks alleged in court documents that she was falsely arrested and subjected to the inappropriate search during booking at the Imperial County Jail. At the time of the alleged incident, Hicks was being charged with a misdemeanor for public drunkenness. The arrest occurred on the night of Dec. 26, 2010, after Hicks ran …

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Posted 5 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Woman Enslaved Through Arranged Marriage

Thirty-four year old Vishal Jagota, his mother Parveen and his sister Rajani face jail time after being convicted in February of labor trafficking and assault. The victim was Vishal’s wife, an Indian citizen who came to the United States in 2008 as part of an arranged marriage. She moved into her husband’s Clarkstown, NY, home, where he also lived with his parents and sister, and was reportedly enslaved by the family for almost three years. Among the allegations, as reported …

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