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Joseph Delmarco Carter v. The State of Texas

When the State called K.B. to testify, crying was heard outside the courtroom door.
The court immediately granted the parties’ request to meet in chambers to discuss what
had happened. In chambers, the State explained that when the courtroom door was
opened for K.B. to enter from the hallway, K.B. saw Carter and started crying and
hyperventilating. According to the State, K.... More...
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United States of America v. Ralph Allen Lee Shortey Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Former Oklahoma State Senator Sentenced to Fifteen Years for Child Sex Trafficking

RALPH ALLEN LEE SHORTEY, 36, has been sentenced to fifteen years in prison for soliciting a minor to engage in a commercial sex act.

"Today’s sentence shows that federal law enforcement will take whatever steps are necessary to protect children from sexual exploitation, regardle... More...
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United States of America v. Robert Shane Apgar Western District of Oklahoma Federal Courthouse - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma City Man Sentenced to Nearly 20 Years for Bomb Threat and Child Pornography

Robert Shane Apgar, 35, of Oklahoma City, has been sentenced to 235 months in prison for making a bomb threat and sending child pornography.

According to the first count of a four-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury on July 18, 2017, Apgar used the Internet on De... More...
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United States of America v. Frank Steven Wietecha District of Colorado Federal Courthouse - Denver, Colorado Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Denver, CO - Weld County Man Sentenced To Over 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

Defendant possessed over 1,000 images of child pornography

Frank Steven Wietecha, Jr., age 49, of Weld County, Colorado, was sentenced late last week by U.S. District Court Judge Philip A. Brimmer to serve 130 months (over 10 years) in federal prison for possession of chi... More...
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Timoteo Jesus Garza, Jr. v. The State of Texasn

The child involved in this case was Garza’s great-grandson, G.G.,3 who was five years old at the time of the assault. The child involved in the companion case, C.V., was six years old and was visiting Garza’s home at the time of the assault. G.G.’s mother, Lacy,4 testified that Garza was living with Lacy’s mother, whom G.G. called Nana, in a house in Windom during the late summer of 2016 and ... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - TX)

Ronnie James Monroe v. The State of Texas

At trial, Mother3 testified that she began dating Monroe right before Christmas
2013. She met him on a social website, and he moved in with her and her two
children sometime around June 2014. Mother averred that on June 11, 2016, she,
Monroe, Girl, and Boy attended a family reunion at a nearby lake. Girl was six years
old at the time.
According to Mother, the group left... More...
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Roger Lee Davies v. State of North Dakota

In 2014, Roger Davies was charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child. In November 2014, Davies pleaded guilty. During the change of plea, the district court advised Davies that as a part of the binding plea agreement, the court would not sentence him to more than 15 years imprisonment. After a presentence investigation, Davies was sentenced to a term of 15 years imprisonment and supervised p... More...   $0 (09-19-2018 - ND)

United States of America v. Kristopher Douglas McKay District of Idaho Federal Courthouse - Boise, Idaho Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Boise, ID - Boise Man Sentenced to 9 Years in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

Kristopher Douglas McKay, 36, of Boise, was sentenced on September 17, 2018 in U.S. District Court to 108 months in prison followed by five years supervised release, for possession of child pornography. McKay pleaded guilty on May 2, 2018.

According to court records, in March 2017, the Feder... More...
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United States of America v. Thomas Mahoney Western District of Washington Federal Courthouse - Seattle, Washington

Seattle, WA - Bothell Man Pleads Guilty to Sex Crimes Involving 14-Year-Old Child
Defendant Met and Groomed Victim Online, Traveled to California for Sex with Victim and Produced Child Pornography

A 24-year-old Bothell, Washington man pleaded guilty on September 12, 2018 in U.S. District Court in Seattle to two federal charges related to his sexual molestation of a 14-year-o... More...
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United States of America v. Martin Rene Duran Southern District of California Federal Courthouse - San Diego, California Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

San Diego, CA - Former Supervisory U.S. Border Patrol Agent Sentenced Following Convictions for Civil Rights Abuses and Firearms Offenses

Former U.S. Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Martin Rene Duran was sentenced in federal court today to 24 months in custody for unlawfully depriving another of his civil rights under color of law and for firearms offenses.

On August 16, 2018, Du... More...
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STATE OF NEW MEXICO v. JEANNE ROEPER, a/k/a JEANNA ROEPER MORELAW Legal Services Marketing Your Source For Marketing Your Firm Nationwide . Completely Free Marketing If It Does Not Work.

Defendant is the mother of three children, including fifteen-year-old J.M. 15 (Son). Son had a history of behavioral problems and had been diagnosed with 16 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Defendant also cares for her 17 younger son, who is deaf and suffers from autism and Down syndrome. Along with 18 her own three children, Defendant also cares for her grandchild. 19 ... More...   $0 (09-18-2018 - NM)

United States of America v. Nedzad Juhic Southern District of Iowa - Federal Courthouse - Des Moines, Davenport & Council Bluffs Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Des Moines, IA - Urbandale Man Convicted of Transporting and Receiving Child Pornography

On September 5, 2018, following a two-day trial, a jury found Nedzad Juhic, age 46, of Urbandale, Iowa, guilty of receipt of child pornography and transportation of child pornography, announced United States Attorney Marc Krickbaum. Sentencing will be at a later date before United States District Cour... More...
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Joe R. Whatley v. Canadian Pacific Railway Company District of North Dakota Federal Courthouse - Bismarck, North Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

Joe Whatley, Trustee of the wrongful death claimants' trust (WD Trust),appeals the district court's order finding that his claim under the CarmackAmendment, 49 U.S.C. § 11706, against Canadian Pacific Railway was untimely. Wereverse and remand for further proceedings.
I.BACKGROUND
On June 29, 2013, a train carrying crude oil left New Town, North Dakota,destined for an oil refinery near Sai... More...
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Oglala Sioux Tribe, et al. v. Lisa Fleming, Mark Vargos, Honorable Craig Pfeifle, Lynne A. Valenti District Court Dakota Federal Courthouse - Rapid City, South Dakota Morelaw Internet Marketing National Find A Lawyer Directory 888-354-4529

The Oglala Sioux Tribe, the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and tribal members Madonna
Pappan and Lisa Young brought this action against various South Dakota officials
under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. They challenged procedures used in proceedings brought by
the State to remove children temporarily from their homes in exigent circumstances.
The plaintiffs alleged that the defendants were engaged in on... More...
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United States of America v. Ronny Peters District of Kansas Courthouse - Kansas City, Kansas

Kansas City, KS - Man Pleads Guilty To Producing Child Pornography

A Kansas City, Kan., man pleaded guilty Monday to producing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said.

Ronny Peters, 40, Kansas City, Kan., pleaded guilty to one count of producing child pornography. In his plea, he admitted the investigation began when the FBI received a report that Peters had turn... More...
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United States of America v. Joe Lee Haines District of New Mexico Federal Courthouse - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM - Navajo Man from McKinley County Pleads Guilty to Federal Child Abuse Charge

Joe Lee Haines, 36, an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation who resides in Tinian, N.M., pled guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque, N.M., to a child abuse charge. Haines’ plea agreement recommends a prison sentence of a year and a day followed by a term of supervised release to be determ... More...
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STATE OF KANSAS v. MATTHEW J. HOLLENBECK Sooner Cannabis Consultants

In August 2015, Matthew J. Hollenbeck's 11-year-old stepdaughter reported that Hollenbeck had touched her vagina and tried to have sex with her several times the previous summer. Wichita Police Detective Derek Purcell questioned Hollenbeck, who admitted to his stepdaughter's allegations. The State charged Hollenbeck with one count of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under K.S.A. 2014 Sup... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

In the Interests of J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C., Minor Children. MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

Mother is the biological mother of J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C. Each child has a different father. In this appeal we are only concerned with the issue of the termination of Mother's rights. The record is extensive but a brief overview of the proceedings is helpful to an understanding of the issues on appeal. J.D.P., J.L.T., and T.K.C. were all adjudicated to be CINC in separate legal proceedings ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

STATE OF KANSAS v. MARTIN R. PATRICK MoreLaw Performance Marketing If It Does Not Work, It Is Free!

Martin Patrick appeals his conviction of driving under the influence of alcohol to a degree that rendered him incapable of safely operating a vehicle. The events leading to his conviction took place at about 10:30 on the evening of May 25, 2013, when Officer Jason Colobong of the Tonganoxie Police Department observed Patrick's pickup truck straddling the centerline of the road. Patrick and his gi... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - KS)

COMMONWEALTH vs. HENRY JOHNSON MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The defendant's guilty pleas. On December 20, 2013, the defendant pleaded guilty to indictments charging as follows: one count of rape of a child, three counts of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of fourteen, and one count of dissemination of obscene matter to a minor. He was sentenced to concurrent terms of from three years to three years and one day in State prison ... More...   $0 (09-17-2018 - MA)

Shonda Martin v. Milwaukee County Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Courthouse - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County (“County”) hired Xavier Thicklen in late 2012 to work as a corrections officer in its jail. County has a zero-tolerance policy forbidding corrections officers from having any sexual
contact with inmates. County repeatedly instructed Thicklen not to engage in any such contact and trained him to avoid it. Thicklen gave answers to quizzes indicating he understood the training. Bu... More...
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Lauren E. v. Lewisville Independent School District Eastern District of Texas Federal Courthouse - Beaumont, Texas

Lauren C., a young woman with disabilities previously in the Lewisville Independent School District, appeals the district court’s decision denying her attorneys’ fees under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq. While we rely on different grounds, we AFFIRM the district court’s judgment that Lauren is not a prevailing party for fee purposes.
The und... More...
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COMMONWEALTH vs. DEMETRIUS D., a juvenile. MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

The juvenile was convicted, as a youthful offender (G. L. c. 119, § 54), on two indictments for aggravated rape of a child with force (G. L. c. 265, § 22B [a]), and one indictment each for kidnapping (G. L. c. 265, § 26), indecent assault and battery on a child under fourteen (G. L. c. 265, § 13B), intimidation of a witness (G. L. c. 268, § 13B), and assault and battery by means of a dangero... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. FERNANDO PEREZ MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

In Commonwealth v. Perez, 477 Mass. 677, 688 (2017) (Perez I), we determined that the juvenile defendant, 2 Fernando Perez, received a sentence for his nonhomicide offenses that was presumptively disproportionate under art. 26 of the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights in that the time he would serve prior to parole eligibility exceeded that applicable to a juvenile convicted of murder. We th... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

COMMONWEALTH vs. RICHARD GARDNER MoreLaw Suites - The Best Place In Tulsa To Practice Law

We are called upon once again to determine the scope of persons who the Commonwealth may lawfully seek to commit as sexually dangerous persons under G. L. c. 123A. 2 General Laws c. 123A, § 12 (b), authorizes the Commonwealth to file a petition to civilly commit a "prisoner or youth" deemed likely to be a "sexually dangerous person" (SDP), as that phrase is defined in G. L. c. 123A, § 1. "Pr... More...   $0 (09-16-2018 - MA)

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