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FBI Highlights Significant Increase in Sexual Assaults on Flights

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is warning passengers to be wary of sexual assaults on flights. They have noticed an “alarming” increase in sexual assault claims on flights in the U.S. – an increase of 66% from 2014 to 2017. The FBI’s public warning may set people on edge for possible assault on flights,…

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Revenge Porn Laws in Georgia

“Revenge porn” has been a recent topic of conversation among Georgia lawmakers. Revenge porn refers to a trend in which someone posts sexually explicit photographs or videos of a person to the internet without that person’s permission. Revenge porn has become such an issue in Georgia that lawmakers voted unanimously to pass a bill criminalizing…

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Is Megan’s Law Fair and Effective?

In 1994, registered sex offender Jesse K. Timmendequas raped and murdered seven-year-old Megan Kanka of New Jersey, who lived across the street from her. A month after her murder, the New Jersey General Assembly passed several bills that would create a sex offender registry. This database would notify a community of registered sex offenders who…

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Consent Laws in Georgia

Rape and sexual assault are particularly heinous crimes, and it’s important to understand how consent works in the legal sense. If a person cannot legitimately consent to sexual contact, any sexual contact performed on that person will be considered sexual assault or rape, depending on the circumstances. One often-cited gray area is statutory rape. Although many…

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10 Shocking Things That Could Make You Register as a Sex Offender

Sex crimes are serious in nature and require convicted offenders to permanently register in a publicly-accessible database. This is done to ensure public safety, and let other citizens know when these individuals live in the area once they have served their sentences and return to normal life. Despite the fact that this permanent registration is meant…

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