New Louisiana Human Trafficking Laws

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  New Louisiana Laws Aim to Crack Down on Human Trafficking In the eyes of some social-service agencies and law-enforcement officials, Louisiana has proven to be a hub for human trafficking. Young women – some under 18, some a little older — are regularly brought into the state, or recruited from within, and allegedly forced… Read more »

2016 Proposed Legislative Changes Sex Offender Registry

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  Proposed Louisiana law seeks to further erode privacy of sex-offender registrants   The Louisiana State Senate on May 24 passed House Bill 1146, which aims to give the public access to email addresses and online screen names of registered sex offenders. House members passed it earlier in May. The impetus behind the bill, which… Read more »

Misdemeanor Sexual Battery — Louisiana Law

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  Misdemeanor Sexual Battery During the 2015 legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers created the crime of misdemeanor sexual battery.  This offense is defined as the following:   The intentional touching of the breasts or buttocks of the victim by the offender, or the offender by the victim, using any instrumentality or any part of the body… Read more »

Jared Fogle and the Complexities Surrounding Child-Exploitation Offenses

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  Our Criminal Justice System Needs to Reevaluate How It Handles Child Sex Abuse Cases The news surrounding the recent child exploitation case against Jared Fogle – the face of the Subway fast-food chain for many years – is spurring debate about the rising trend of individuals who are suddenly popping up in the news… Read more »

SCOTUS Update: Restitution in Child Pornography Cases Must Be Limited

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  Supreme Court ruling Outlines Limits on Child Pornography Restitution Should those who download child porn pay the victims?   A while back, I wrote a couple blogs about the legal battle concerning restitution between people who have pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and the victims in the photographs. See here and here…. Read more »

Solicitation of Transportation in Exchange for Sexual Intercourse

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  Solicitation of Funds or Transportation for Certain Unlawful Purposes – La. R.S. 14:107.5   This is a new law that was created during the 2014 legislative session, essentially this law states that it is unlawful to ask someone for a ride or transportation in exchange for sexual intercourse. This is considered a prostitution related offense…. Read more »

Federal Law On Classifying Sex Offenders

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      In 2006 the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act made a number of changes regarding sex offender laws including laws that imposed on the states requirements pertaining to state sex offender registration on where, when and how long sex offenders must register.   The law requires each jurisdiction to maintain a sex offender… Read more »

Aggravated Crimes Against Nature — Louisiana Law

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     AGGRAVATED CRIMES AGAINST NATURE — La.R.S. 14:89.1   Aggravated crime against nature is crime against nature committed under any one or more of the following circumstances: (1)  When the victim resists the act to the utmost, but such resistance is overcome by force; (2)  When the victim is prevented from resisting the act… Read more »