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Posted 7 months ago in Crime by Janet Raasch  
Federal and State Laws Aim to Keep Tabs on Sex Offenders

When it comes to treatment of convicted sex offenders, Americans and the American justice system are very concerned. Sex offenders are seen as targeting the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children. They are often subject to longer prison terms and closer supervision once released than other kinds of offenders. Currently, there are about 747,500 registered sex offenders in the United States. About one-third of these individuals are currently under close supervision, in prison or jail, in halfway houses or …

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Posted 8 months ago in Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Penn State Settles First Sandusky Molestation Suits

Eight molestation victims of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky have reached settlements with the university, including Sandusky’s own adopted son. More agreements are expected to be announced soon.  The first plaintiff to agree to a settlement, called Victim 5 during Sandusky’s criminal trial, was assaulted by the disgraced coach in 2001 and announced a settlement early last week. The financial terms of the settlement are undisclosed, but the university has budgeted $60 million in total. Seven other victims, …

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Posted 8 months ago in Personal Injury Traveling by Aaron Kase  
Passengers Can Sue Cruise Lines for Crimes Aboard Ship

Major cruise lines recently released data revealing that 237 alleged serious crimes have occurred on their ships since 2011, including rape, theft, assault, kidnapping and homicide. The companies posted the data voluntarily in response to criticisms that there was no good source of crime data, and in advance of potential federal legislation that would mandate that the statistics be made public. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Carnival Corporation and Norwegian Cruise Line collectively reported 99 serious crimes in 2011, 88 in 2012 …

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Posted 9 months ago in Crime Personal Injury by Aaron Kase  
Ex-Boy Scouts File Suit After Abuse by Prolific Molester

Fifteen former Boy Scouts filed a lawsuit today claiming that the local and national Scouting organizations didn’t do enough to protect them from being molested by their scoutmaster. The plaintiffs, all named as John Doe, were in a troop in suburban Chicago and allege that they were assaulted by notorious pedophile Thomas Hacker between 1980 and 1987. Hacker is currently serving two concurrent 50-year sentences after a 1989 conviction for aggravated sexual assault of an 11-year-old. Known as “the most …

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Posted 1 year ago in Crime by Michele Bowman  
NYC Admits Bungling Rape Cases

New York City’s medical examiner’s office admitted on Jan. 11 that it is reviewing over 800 rape cases in which a lab technician’s alleged mistakes led to false results and possibly allowed rapists to walk.   Shoddy Work The review reportedly began after technical errors in DNA tests and rape kit analyses were discovered at the hands of one technician, who quit in 2011. The city had reviewed about half of the cases as of Jan. 11, according to the …

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