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Sex Offenses Archives

Priest Charged with Sex Offenses on Penn State Scranton Campus May Have Defense

Police caught a Catholic priest engaging in a sexual act with a 15 year old boy on the Penn State Scranton campus in Dunmore, Pennsylvania, on September 19, 2013. Various sex offense charges have been filed against Rev. W. Jeffrey Paulish including involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, unlawful contact with a minor, indecent assault, indecent exposure and corruption of minors. Priest.Lackawana.jpg

Sex Offenses: Male Prostitute Operating at Wal-Mart Gets Plea Deal

It turns out that you really can get anything money can buy at Wal-Mart, even a male prostitute. In a recent blog post, I explained that America's Wal-Marts have a higher crime rate per square yard than even places like Allison Hill, North Philly or Camden. This is because Wal-Mart sees so many retail thefts, bad checks, ftheft by deception, fraudulent credit card transactions and the like. Yet, I have to admit, even I, as a jaded veteran of the criminal justice system, was a bit surprised to learn that male prostitute was operating out of the Wal-Mart in Queensbury, New York. Foster-Bills.jpg

Sex Offenses: The Strange Tale of How Pennsylvania Legalized Bestiality

There have been no shortage of utterly absurd laws in the United States criminalizing sexual activity between consenting adults, and Pennsylvania is no exception. Pennsylvania once had an offense known as "voluntary deviate sexual intercourse," with "deviate sexual intercourse" being defined as oral or anal sex. This was distinguished from "involuntary deviate sexual intercourse," which entails oral or anal sex without a victim's consent, or in situations where a person under age 16 factually consents, but is too young to legally consent to any form of sex with someone more than four years older. Thumbnail image for Gene.Wilder.Schaf.jpg