A Connecticut man was arrested and charged with third-degree assault and third-degree sexual assault after he was accused of being involved in an incident that happened in an apartment complex in Stamford.
Sex crimes is a very broad category, but very few people will stop and ask you what you were convicted of exactly. For those who have been convicted of or are facing charges of statutory rape, this can be a frightening truth. Each state has different laws on what constitutes statutory rape, and understanding what the Connecticut law states can help defendants be better prepared for their defense.
Police say that a 37-year-old female teacher at Daniel Hand High School in Madison engaged in sexual conduct with a student who was believed to be 16 years old. An investigation began after a student at the school reported the alleged conduct to the school's principal. The Department of Children and Families in Connecticut as well as local authorities are collaborating on the investigation to substantiate the claim.
More than four months after having a sexual assault complaint filed against him, a New London doctor is facing criminal charges. The alleged assault occurred at a Bank Street drug treatment clinic where the doctor worked.
A veteran who once served in the Navy says that an encounter he had with a woman at a local hotel was consensual. Despite this assertion, he was arrested on charges of sexual assault for the alleged incident. In total, he faces three different charges, including unlawful restraint.
Music is sometimes touted as a healing art, and for some victims of various crimes, it might be an important outlet. A professor of music at the University of Connecticut was recently accused of behaving in such a way that was more harmful than healing. Although he has not been charged, an investigation into claims of sexual assault is ongoing.
Some things are too embarrassing to discuss. It's thus beyond embarrassing for the woman who woke up on the Metro-North line in Connecticut to see a man ejaculating on her. She had taken what now seems to be the daring step of trying to have a normal cat-nap on the commuter train, the woman never imagined that the clientele on the line were that disgusting and perverted. It turns out that it wasn't just a passenger who is accused of committing the sex crimes -- it was allegedly an employee of the Metro-North lines.
A medical practitioner's code of ethics prohibits physical contact with patients in a sexual manner. So does the criminal law. Many physicians have been arrested in Connecticut and every other state for rape and sexual contact under circumstances where they attempted to disguise their assaultive intentions under a cloak of performing a medical procedure. Those with the greatest opportunity to engage in the deceptive sexual assault of a patient have of course been the gynecologists and related specialties, but such allegations of criminal sexual assault have occurred in all medical specialties.
Child pornography charges are unmistakably charges that are taken very seriously by the court system. Cases such as these are often played out in the media and opinions can be quickly formed based on information that is reported. A recent case in Connecticut in which a man pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography has made local headlines.
The criminal justice system affords defendants several rights when they are facing criminal charges. Innocent until proven guilty is one such right, which although many may feel is unnecessary in certain cases, is essential in ensuring that the process works correctly. In one case, a Connecticut man was arrested on a sexual assault charge where he is alleged to have attempted to flee from police officers. However, despite the evidence police claim to have, there is a long ways to go before this charge turns into a conviction.