Category: Sex Crime Defense

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In a story on March 11, 2009 that Israel Weingarten, a Hasidic rabbi in New York, was found guilty by a jury in Brooklyn Federal Court of molesting his daughter for more than 7 years. Accompanied into the courtroom by US marshals, the victim sat down in the front row. Across from her were her six […]

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In a story on March 14, 2009 that the Nassau County District Attorney reported that Heather Kennedy, 26 had been re-arrested for violating a court order. Kennedy was a math teacher in Long Island who was caught having sex with a 16 year old boy back in March 2008 in the school’s parking lot. Even after […]

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In an article on March 13, 2009 that Whitfield County officials in Dalton Georgia will be charging Joshua Bedwell, 26 from Cleveland Tennessee with rape and child molestation of a 15 year old relative. According to Rick Swiney, Sheriffs Captain the charges include statutory rape and several counts of Georgia aggravated child molestation. Bedwell was taken to Whitfield […]

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In a story on January 30, 2009 that Cecil (Katie) Suwal, 24 was sentenced to 6 months in prison for assisting her boyfriend, Mark Brener, 63, in laundering illegal money and signing up call girls for the hooker ring Emperors Club VIP. This is the call girl company that ex-Governor Eliot Spitzer was connected to, which […]

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A report dated November 7, 2008 in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution by Nancy Badertscher stated that in Chrokee County six people were arrested for sex crimes on suspicion of operating an illegal massage parlor. This case involves the internet, sex, and drugs. The operation was being advertised on the popular website Craigslist.com and was operating out of a house in […]

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Matthew Gantz, a 41-year-old drama teacher at Cherokee High School in Canton, has been arrested after two students alleged that Gantz had a sexual relationship with them. According to a report, Gantz was arrested after allegations from a former student that he sexually assaulted her beginning in 2007 when the victim was 17. A second person […]

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John Luke Walker, a 17 year old from Lilburn was indicted this week in the alleged sexual assault of a 14 year old girl he met at a high school party. A Gwinnett grand jury indicted Walker on one count of aggravated child molestation and one count of making false statements. Walker is being held in jail […]

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A Carrolton dentist is facing a 12-count indictment, including three felonies, alleging that he assaulted patients when they were sedated. According to an article, 55-year-old Dr. Gordon Trent Austin faces nine counts of simple battery, two counts of aggravated assault and one count of first-degree child cruelty. The incidents reportedly involved eight patients. One of those patients […]

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A recent op-ed in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution touches on the devastating effects entry into Georgia’s “draconian” sex offender database can have on lives and careers. The article, which follows a local man’s struggle to keep a valued employee – and a registered sex offender – on staff, exposes the many issues of HB 908, which seeks to […]

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In a cautionary tale about the very serious nature of criminal suits for clients and attorneys alike, a Superior Court judge has ordered a couple and their attorney to pay more than $1 million in legal fees and court costs from a dismissed case. According to an article, the lawsuit alleged sexual misconduct against Bishop […]