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Recent Posts in Sex Offender Category

  • Sexual Assault and the Defense of Consent

    Anyone who watches the news, reads the news, or receives news alerts on their smartphones has probably either heard of or even followed the criminal case involving Bill Cosby . For anyone unfamiliar with the case, Mr. Cosby was charged with three counts of sexual assault. The alleged victim claimed she did not consent to the sexual contact while Mr. Cosby claimed that all the sexual acts were ...
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  • New Legislation involving Sexting and Revenge Porn

    Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently introduced new legislation to address the advances in technology that have led to cases involving revenge porn and cases involving teenagers who engage in sexting . Revenge porn is becoming increasingly common with more and more states passing legislation to criminalize the act of posting revenge porn online. But what is revenge porn? Revenge porn ...
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  • Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board (SORB) Hearings

    You, or a loved one, just plead guilty or were convicted of a sex offense and the Judge tells you that you will now have to register with SORB (the Sex Offender Registry Board) as a sex offender. You probably have no idea what that entails or how it will affect your everyday life. So many thoughts and questions go racing through your mind like: How do I register with SORB, What level sex offender ...
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  • Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry Board

    Now that you, or a loved one, have been required to register with SORB (the Sex Offender Registry Board) as a sex offender, your thoughts will change from how the process works to the following: When can I get off the Sex Offender Registry List ? What do I need to do to get off the Sex Offender Registry List? Can I reduce my SORB classification level and how long do I have to wait to request a ...
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  • Statutory Rape and Sex Education for High School Students

    Do you have children in middle school and high school? Do you wonder what they are being taught in school about sex, the age of consent, and what qualifies as consent? Long gone are the days when sex education began and ended with a discussion about the birds and the bees. Today’s sex education needs to incorporate the law or else your child may find themselves facing criminal charges. At Sweeney ...
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  • Child Pornography Laws

    Child Pornography Laws Sweeney and Associates has handled high profile child pornography cases which have received not only national but international media coverage in the cases of Robert Diduca and Geoffrey Portway. We have also handled numerous cases in State and District Courts in this area. When you are faced with charges involving child pornography the laws are harsh and it is extremely ...
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  • Child Pornography Investigations by Homeland Security

    Federal and State officials are cracking down on Possession of Child Pornography and the Distribution of Child Porn by tracking the IP addresses of the users. For over a year a skilled set of investigators have targeted internet Child pornography with great success. Jennifer McKim of The Boston Globe and Boston,com wrote an excellent article on the arrest of Robert Diduca in Massachusetts and the ...
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  • Mass Criminal Law - Legal Information for College Students and Parents

    As a parent of high school and college students, both in state and out Richard J. Sweeney is acutely aware that you may not know the laws of Massachusetts, and more importantly, what to do if you, or your son or daughter, should find yourself in trouble in Massachusetts. There is nothing more terrifying than being in another state and not knowing who to turn to. We work closely with schools and ...
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  • Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry

    Megan’s Law is the term commonly used to describe state laws requiring convicted sex offenders, or people who are tagged as sexually deviant based upon prior convictions, to register themselves with a statewide board as sexually deviant. What is the sex offender registry board? The sex offender registry board is the panel which must decide in which of the three categories of sexually deviant ...
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