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Pennsylvania’s Revenge Porn Law

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Following a number of highly publicized cases involving the posting of nude or intimate photos of former romantic partners on the internet, the Pennsylvania Legislature passed a “revenge porn” law. Those convicted of this crime face serious consequences, including jail time and hefty fines. If you were recently charged with violating the revenge porn… Read More »

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Changes Sex Offender Registration Requirements

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In 2012, Congress passed the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA), which added a series of crimes to the list of sexually violent offenses while also requiring those with two or more convictions to register as a sex offender for life. A recently issued ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, however, limits when… Read More »

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Victimless Sex Offenses

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

In Pennsylvania, sex crimes are divided into two categories. One category includes misdemeanor offenses, while the other covers felony crimes. Within the misdemeanor category are what are referred to as victimless sex crimes, which are offenses that involve a sex act between two consenting adults. Types of Offenses There are a number of crimes… Read More »

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New Bill Aims to Amend Statute of Limitations in Sexual Abuse

By van der Veen, O’Neill, Hartshorn, and Levin |

This summer a new law aimed at amending the statute of limitations rules in sexual offense cases was introduced. If passed, House Bill 1947 would drastically change the current law regarding legal time limits in which an individual can file a claim of sexual abuse. The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the House of… Read More »

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