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Online Crimes

Illinois Cyber Crime Attorney

With the ever-increasing popularity of the internet, it is no wonder that there is a corresponding increase in the number of online-related crimes. There are multiple ways the internet can be used in a criminal fashion, ranging from identity theft to cyberstalking and harassment, and the repercussions can be serious. For example, individuals who were stalked, harassed and embarrassed on the internet have gone so far as to commit suicide, and children thinking they were going to meet up with a “friend’ met on the internet have been lured into dangerous situations by adults with sexual motives. Recently, in Chicago a...

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Human trafficking is a form of modern slavery.  It involves recruiting, harboring, moving or obtaining a person, by force, fraud or coercion, for the purposes of involuntary servitude, debt bondage or sexual exploitation. Illinois is particularly vulnerable to human trafficking because Chicago has the highest volume of arriving immigrants in the Midwest.  Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is a main point of entry for trafficking victims. The experienced criminal law attorneys at Wolfe & Stec, Ltd., recognize that human trafficking is a serious crime, and we represent and advise clients who may be caught up in this vicious web. EXAMINING HUMAN TRAFFICKING Human trafficking has...

Law enforcement authorities in Lake County are looking for sex offenders who have not been compliant with the terms of registration requirements. These individuals have been previously convicted of sex crimes and are now required by law to register with the local police department either weekly, monthly or yearly. People who violate these terms will be arrested and could face additional legal repercussions. Conviction of sex crimes can bring a myriad of repercussions, including required registration as a sex offender. It could cost an individual his or her job, career opportunities, child custody and much more. Due to the serious nature...

Many states in the U.S. are taking a closer look at the laws that relate to sex crimes committed against a child. Historically, there has been a statute of limitations on instances of criminal sexual abuse of a child. However, many states have recently begun to consider new legislation that would allow prosecutors to pursue charges against suspected abusers regardless of when the abuse occurred. In Illinois, a recent high-profile case involving a congressman has brought the issue to the forefront of lawmakers' minds. Representative Dennis Hastert, the former Speaker of the House, was recently sentenced to 15 months in prison...

Criminal charges of any kind can be detrimental to an Illinois resident, whether the accusations are unfounded or not. Accusations of sex crimes of any kind carry a particular type of stigma, making it especially important for a person to protect his or her interests from the very beginning. A proper defense is the first step toward regaining your life after an arrest. Your need for a defense lawyer begins as soon as you learn that you are under investigation for sex crimes. Your rights are the same whether you committed a crime or not, and an experienced attorney can help you understand how...

An Illinois man who was employed as a dean's assistant at St. Charles North High School is facing allegations of sexual misconduct for his relationship with a student. He was charged with sexual assault and aggravated criminal sexual abuse after a series of interviews with law enforcement apparently revealed that he and a student had sexual relations and were involved in a relationship. At the time of the alleged misconduct, the man was 30 years old and the student was 17. Attorneys for the defendant wish to use a mistake of age defense, but are prevented by the fact that relations occurred while he...

Illinois police recently arrested a man for his alleged involvement in a murder case from 30 years ago. The cold case involving the murder of a young girl was unsolved for decades until law enforcement recently discovered new information. At this time, it is not clear what evidence was uncovered or how it connects to the personcharged with sexual assault and murder. In 1985, a young girl disappeared on her way home from the store. The next day, Illinois law enforcement found her body, stabbed and sexually abused. The defendant was located after additional evidence came to the attention of law enforcement on Sept. 10....

Following an investigation that commenced in December last year, a 22-year-old Illinois man was recently sentenced to incarceration for seven years. The man reportedly pleaded guilty in a county court to sex crimes regarding child pornography that investigators found on his computer. The search of his computer took place after investigators visited the man's residence to verify his compliance regarding the Illinois Sex Offender Registration Act. According to court documents, a search warrant was obtained after detectives confirmed the IP address of the man's computer and learned from the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force that child pornography downloads had been...

An Illinois softball coach has recently been charged with the sexual assault of two girls on his team. The defendant was a coach with the Drost Park Khoury Softball League and the girls who were abused were 11 years old at the time of the alleged incident. He is officially charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and sexual abuse of a minor. It is not clear what evidence was brought to Illinois authorities to validate these serious accusations. The fact that he was officially charged with a crime may indicate that there is definitive evidence, but the defendant has the right to challenge any...

Just an accusation of a sex crime can wreak havoc on a family and turn the life of the accused upside down. Even if you are innocent of the charges against you, it is imperative for your freedom, future and reputation to have a strong legal ally on your side. When facing such a serious legal situation, it is wise to confront charges for sex crimes with a strong defense strategy. In many cases, sex crime charges involve incidents pertaining to indecent exposure, prostitution, sexual abuse or sexual assault. An effective Illinois defense attorney will thoroughly investigate the situation and determine...

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