A man has had his license suspended by the state following allegations of sexual assault and abuse, according to local news. An Illinois chiropractor now faces sex crime charges in relation to the alleged incident which involved a 22-year-old patient. He was charged on June 19 and his license was suspended prior to the preliminary hearing.
The media has recently focused a great deal of attention on the issue of sexual assault in the military. Not only has the number of sexual assault cases affecting men and women in uniform spiked sharply over the last year, Congress is currently sparring over how to address this issue. It is unquestionably important to prevent sexual assault and to properly hold individuals accountable for assaulting others. However, the high-profile nature of the military sexual assault debate in the media and in Congress seems to have transitioned recently into efforts aimed at cracking down on sex crimes generally.
An accusation of sexual misconduct or assault can ruin lives, which means any such charge must be taken very seriously. Here in Illinois, a teacher's aide is fighting to defend his reputation after being hit with a sex crime charge for allegedly sexually assaulting a student with special needs. The 37-year-old man is currently incarcerated with his bail set at $300,000.
An Illinois man reportedly placed online advertisements on Craigslist for sex. Women who showed up at his home say that he raped them. Ultimately, he was arrested and charged in connection with one woman's rape. After being convicted of one sex crime, the man then pleaded guilty to another rape in order to avoid prosecution with respect to numerous other cases.
Two men are currently under suspicion of creating and distributing child pornography throughout the state, according to local law enforcement. The men, both Illinois residents, are each facing a child pornography charge, perhaps one of the most potentially damning criminal charges on the books. Such charges must be handled delicately, because the stigma associated with them can ruin even an innocent individual's reputation.
A series of incidents in 2011 has left one man facing serious charges, according to local authorities. The Illinois resident has been hit with a sexual assault charge -- three felony counts. He is currently being held on $200,000 bond.
An Illinois teacher is facing criminal charges after being accused of an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student. The woman has been arrested and charged with a single count of enticing a minor. She came under investigation for a sex crime after school officials were told by another student about the alleged relationship.
An Illinois man is facing criminal charges after being accused of making child pornography. The 31-year-old man has been arraigned on a single sex crime charge and is being held without bond until a trial date is set. He has been charged with production of child pornography from incidents said to have occurred in 2010 and 2011.
A sex crime accusation can bring the rancor and outrage of a community and could potentially prevent someone from receiving a fair trial. Recently, an Illinois sheriff's sergeant wound up in legal trouble after accusations of his participation in child pornography. However, this is not the first time the man has been arrested and accused of a sex crime. The first arrest came in February.
There has been another incident of unauthorized video recording at another tanning salon in the local area. A potential sex crime occurred after a man allegedly videotaped a woman tanning at Hollywood Tan in Granite City. The complaint states the man was tanning in a room next to the accused when the potential sex crime occurred.