22
Apr

Sex Crimes - "Sexual or Aggressive Intent" - Defined

Minnesota’s sex crimes require a specific intent that is undefined by statute. In order for the State to prove a defendant committed criminal sexual contact, it must show that the defendant committed the contact with “sexual or aggressive…
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15
Jun

Nonconsensual Dissemination of Private Sexual Images - Revenge Porn Law

Sexting and similar communications have led to the oversharing of explicit images. To combat that, Minnesota enacted a revenge porn law to criminalize the improper sharing of sexually explicit images. The crime is actually called: Nonconsensual Disse…
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23
Jun

Prostitution and Sex Trafficking - One Market, Three Unique Crimes

Prostitution and sex trafficking are a set of crimes that largely go under the radar in our society and occur much more frequently than most would expect. 60,000-85,000 prostitution related arrests occur each year in the United States. Law enforcemen…
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10
Feb

Entrapment Defense

The entrapment defense is an affirmative defense that may defeat charges against a defendant. It can apply to many kinds of charges, including drug crimes and solicitation of a prostitute. An entrapment defense exists when law enforcement lures a def…
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26
Oct

Minnesota Sex Offender Registration Length

Sex offense registration (a.k.a. predatory offender registration) is required under a variety of circumstances outlined in Minn. Stat. 243.166, subd. 1b. Typically, it follows these convictions: Murder while committing a sex crime; Kidnapping; Crimin…
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