Sex Crimes/Child Pornography Crimes

20
Sep

Statute of Limitations for Sex Crimes - Law Update

Effective September, 15, 2021, there is a statute of limitations on sex crime laws – i.e. 1st through 4th degree criminal sexual conduct and contact crimes. The result is a perilous one for those facing dated sex crime allegations. There is a s…
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21
May

Solicitation of a Minor - Minnesota Felony Crime

With our world continuing to get more online, law enforcement is ramping up more creative efforts to combat the growing spread of solicitation of a minor crimes. There are two primary forms for the solicitation of a minor charges in Minnesota, both o…
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19
Feb

False Imprisonment Crime in Minnesota

The false imprisonment crime in Minnesota is a very serious offense because of both the criminal sanctions and collateral consequences that stem from it. Not only is a defendant looking at possible time in prison or local custody, but a conviction in…
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7
Jan

Minnesota's Revenge Porn Law Upheld by Supreme Court

A little more than a year ago, the Minnesota Court of Appeals issued a significant ruling when it found that Minnesota’s revenge porn law (more formally known as nonconsensual dissemination of private sexual images) was unconstitutionally overb…
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11
Mar

Minnesota's Revenge Porn Law Ruled Unconstitutional

UPDATE: The Minnesota Supreme Court reversed this decision and upheld the statute as being constitutional. Read our latest blog on the Supreme Court’s decision here. In December 2019, the Court of Appeals struck down Minnesota’s revenge p…
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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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