Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse, which is initiated by one or more people against another person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority or against a person who is incapable of valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, or below the legal age of consent. The term rape is sometimes used interchangeably with the term sexual assault.Internationally, the incidence of rapes recorded by the police during 2010 varied between 0.2 in Azerbaijan per 100,000 people and 92.9 per 100,000 people in Botswana with 6.3 per 100,000 people in Lithuania as the median.
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  • Public Urination and Texas Laws

    …. • If the accused performed unwanted touching another individual, e.g. groping or attempted rape, the prosecutor may charge him or her with sexual assault, a more serious crime. Indecent Exposure Charge in Texas Unfortunately, the trigger for an indecent exposure charge happens all too often in Texas. If a restaurant, bar, store, or other establishment prevents…

    The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 22 readers -
  • Elderly Person Abuse: Texas Laws and Consequences

    … to see their family Verbal abuse, such as calling an elderly person degrading names or terms Sexual abuse, such as rape or inappropriate contact Financial abuse, such as stealing money from elderly people or scamming them out of their money Other crimes which target elderly individuals may also be considered abuse of the elderly. For example…

    Matthew Sharp/ The Law Office of Matthew D. Sharp- 27 readers -
  • What They Never Tell You About Kevin Cooper

    … account and website usually omits from this discussion are the circumstances surrounding Cooper’s arrest. Here are those circumstances as published in the New York Times, not exactly a publication prone to a lack of bias on the question of capital punishment. The article correctly points out that this is the second violent rape that Cooper has been…

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 27 readers -
  • Circumstantial Evidence

    … forensic evidence. A fingerprint at a crime scene can be very damaging evidence. DNA evidence in rape cases and murder cases. Odontological evidence was important in the trial of Ted Bundy. Odontological evidence has proven to be reliable in identifying dead bodies. Use of Circumstantial Evidence There is a widespread misconception in the general…

    Michael Dye/ Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney- 40 readers -
  • The Good Soldier Defense – Three Things You Need To Know

    … an accused’s character for military service is truly relevant, such as drug offenses, financial crimes and stealing. The 2015 Defense Authorization Act[2] approved language that makes the Good Soldier Defense inapplicable to several offenses under the Uniform Code of Military Justice including rape, sexual assault, stalking, larceny and wrongful…

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  • File a Lawsuit for Sexual Assault, Sex Abuse, or Rape

    …. We’ll Fight for the Justice You Deserve Many victims of sexual assault or rape are left without of any sense of justice; their attackers are sometimes never identified, prosecutors may decline to file criminal charges, and criminal trials can often end without a conviction (or by way of a plea bargain). Fortunately, there is one additional avenue…

    Jeff Rasansky/ Rasansky Law Firm- 32 readers -
  • Contra Costa Article on San Quentin

    … agency involved, which deliberately drags out these cases. Douglas Clark is one of the most notorious serial killers in the history of the state. He has been on Death Row since 1983. Contra Costa Article on San Quentin …

    The Devil And The Death Penalty- 10 readers -
  • Contra Costa Times Article on San Quentin’s Death Row

    … California execution chamber prior to 2005 renovation. Excellent photo essay on California’s Death Row. Charles Case, mentioned in the piece was a habitual criminal, paroled in 1991 after serving time for rape, murdered a bartender and a customer in 1993. Placed on Death Row in 1996, his appeal has still not been finalized by the state…

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  • Attempt Crimes in Houston: An Overview

    …, and a select few general intent crimes (rape is one example, as it essentially becomes a specific intent crime when directed at an individual person). Generally, they carry a punishment of one rung lower than the completed crime. In other words, if convicted of an attempt to commit a class A misdemeanor, the punishment would be that given for a class B…

    Tad Nelson/ Tad Nelson & Associates- 20 readers -
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