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  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: February 14, 2017

Have you ever heard the term sexting? Essentially, it is the act of taking, sending or receiving nude photos or sexually suggestive messages by cellphone or another electronic device. While sexting is often a bad idea — particularly if the images are made public — it may also be a criminal offense if the participants are under the age of…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: January 17, 2017

It is tough enough when a child is charged with a criminal act, but when a young person is accused of a sex crime, the child can be sent down an unwitting path of no return given how sex crimes are viewed in our society and how such crimes are punished in perpetuity. Essentially, sex crimes carry such an ugly…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: December 19, 2016

In 1984, a 48-year-old mother of six was brutally sexually assaulted and beaten to death in a Washington, D.C., alleyway Prosecutors claimed she had been confronted by a gang of violent teenagers. It was one of the first cases in the U.S. in which police alleged that ferocious crews of young men were roaming the streets, ready to viciously assault…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: September 26, 2016

When does sexual conduct cross the line into being “sexual battery”? Well, here in Ohio, it can in a range of different situations. Under state law, sexual battery is sexual conduct done under certain special circumstances. State law specifies around a dozen such circumstances. Many of these situations involve a person in a position of authority or trust (such as…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: June 9, 2016

In 2008, state lawmakers replaced Ohio’s Megan’s law with the Adam Walsh Act. While both of these bills outlined the laws regarding sex offender registration, they had one key difference: the Adam Walsh Act gave certain offenders the chance to terminate their sex offender registration duties. Even though some offenders thought this new law finally gave them an opportunity to…Read More

  • By: Ty S. Mahaffey, Esq.
  • Published: February 23, 2016

Over the past few years, the media and the public have become increasingly concerned about the ways in which sexual assault and rape accusations are handled on college campuses. For too long, victims have been denied the justice owed to them due to inadequate and callous responses to their accusations by campus authorities. As a result of these systemic challenges,…Read More

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