Category: Sexual Assault

There are many types of relationships that people may see as unacceptable – but many of them are not illegal.

However, anyone in a position of trust who has a sexual relationship with a child is not only participating in something unacceptable but against the law as well. And it happens more than you may think.

A girls’ basketball coach from a Colorado Springs high school is facing charges of

Being arrested for sexual assault can be a frightening experience. And if you’re convicted, the stress of understanding what can happen to you can be even worse.

In Colorado, there are sexual assault laws with a variety of penalties, some more serious than others. If convicted, you may face being labeled a sex offender for the rest of your life. You can end up in jail, on parole, or on

Often, people are confused about the difference between certain types of crimes because they sound so similar. Two of those crimes are sexual assault and unlawful sexual conduct.

Sexual assault is a crime that many people are aware of and there are seemingly consistent legislative updates surrounding this type of crime, but unlawful sexual conduct doesn’t get as much discussion. That is, until recently.

In the summer of 2020, the

Colorado, like most states, catalogs crimes according to certain criteria. When it comes to sexual crimes, certain factors determine each offense’s seriousness, which then impacts sentencing.  Where sexual assault and unlawful sexual contact are concerned, there is one big difference that distinguishes the two offenses: sexual assault requires penetration, while unlawful sexual contact involves touching without penetration.

Let’s take a deeper look at these sex crimes. First, we’ll detail the

 

In recent years, campus sexual assault has become an increasingly common problem facing lawmakers, administrators, and students. Studies show that one in five women are sexually assaulted on a college campus, but less than half of these cases are reported to police, and even fewer result in jail time for the alleged attacker.

 

Recently, Stanford University student Brock Turner was sentenced to jail for sexually assaulting a woman