Sex crimes are among the most serious offenses and many carry lifetime consequences. Tennessee sex offenses range from traditional person-to-person crimes such as rape or sexual battery, to internet-based crimes such as exploitation of a minor. If you have been charged with one of these offenses, contact a Memphis sex crimes lawyer immediately.
WVLT -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced a Middle Tennessee man was indicted on statutory rape and multiple counts of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor. Agents with the TBI began investigating James Hall, of Watertown, following allegations of statutory rape and solicitation of a minor. Over the course of the investigation from March to May ofit was discovered that Hall engaged in multiple offenses of soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor and especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor, and one offense of statutory rape.
In the state of Tennessee, a sex crimesuch as sexual exploitation of a minor, carries extremely serious consequences. If convicted, you could be facing a lengthy prison term, steep fines, and registration as a sex offender. As such, you will want a skilled and experienced attorney who has successfully defended sex crimes cases.
Allegations related to the sexual exploitation of a child are taken very seriously by prosecutors and police officials. These investigators often build cases against suspects before obtaining a search warrant or an arrest warrant. If you have been charged with an offense relating to child pornography or child abuse, the federal government will work hard to convict you. This makes it imperative to hire an experienced attorney to mount an aggressive, strategic defense for you.
WTVF — A teacher at Gallatin High School has been charged with sexual exploitation of a minor amid allegations involving a year-old girl. According to an affidavit from Sumner County court, year-old Douglas Richmond was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and solicitation of a minor. Officers were called to the school after a juvenile told the assistant principal about an alleged relationship between a year-old student and a teacher.
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Based upon the current language of the applicable statute, the Tennessee Supreme Court has reversed and dismissed the convictions of a Knoxville-area man for especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor in a case in which he secretly videotaped his year-old daughter in various states of undress. The decision, however, lets stand other convictions related to these acts and remanded the case to the trial court for a new trial on different charges. In a unanimous opinion, the Court ruled that the convictions could not stand because the videos showed only nudity, and current state law requires, in addition to nudity, that the videos also must show the victim engaged in sexual activity.
This case began on May 18,when the defendant, David S. In Decemberthe defendant was indicted for attempted especially aggravated sexual exploitation of a minor in violation of T. The defendant was subsequently convicted of that offense following a bench trial in
Tennessee's laws regarding the sexual exploitation of minors run parallel to federal child pornography laws. Considering the severity of these charges and the significant penalties that can be imposed upon a conviction, including sex offender registration and a lengthy term of imprisonment, it is essential to seek legal counsel as quickly as possible. At May McKinneywe defend clients facing sexual exploitation of minor charges in state and federal court.
Sexual Exploitation of a Minor is when a person eighteen years or older possesses material of a minor engaged in real or simulated sexual activity that is patently offensive. This offense could occur when a person possesses child pornography on their phone, tablet, or computer. Each individual photo could result in a separate count for this offense.