Mateen Cleaves – Do Dismissed Charges Mean The End of This Case?

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Charges dismissed against former NBA player Mateen Cleaves

Mateen Cleaves, the former NBA player, was accused back in March of this year of sexually assaulting a 24-year-old woman. According to the alleged victim, the assault took place in at a Mundy Township motel after a charity golf outing in September of 2015. Cleeves, however, denied that the encounter was anything but consensual.

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Detroit Man Accused of Sex Trafficking, Minors Now Missing

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Richard Knider Jackson, a 67-year-old man from Detroit, was recently arrested for allegedly forcing several women into prostitution. According to to U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade’s office, the female victims included three adults and two juveniles.

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Sparta Man Accused of Raping Teen, Pretending He Was a Baby

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Tyler Ryan Lowis, a 22-year-old Sparta man, has been bound over for trial on allegations that he repeatedly sexually assaulted two teenaged brothers. At a recent hearing in the 63rd District Court in Kent County, Lowis waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was therefore scheduled for a hearing in Kent County Circuit Court. He is currently facing nine felony counts, and if convicted, is facing life in prison.

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California Judge Rejects Pimping Charges Against Backpage.com CEO

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Not long ago, we posted an article about the criminal charges that had been brought against Backpage.com CEO, Carl Ferrer. Although the raids and the initial arrest took place in Dallas, Texas, Ferrer was later extradited to California to face charges of pandering. However, a California judge has tentatively dismissed the charges, saying that he isn’t sure the California courts are the right place to fight this particular battle.

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What To Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Molestation (Part 2)

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In the first segment of this two-piece article we talked about the three most important things you can possibly do when confronted with false allegations of child molestation, or charges that stem from false allegations. Let’s recap: 1. Don’t talk to anyone in authority,  2. Don’t talk to your friends and family, and 3. Take the charges very seriously! Moving on, here are the last two items that are 100% critical to your survival during this terrible time.

 

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What To Do If You’ve Been Falsely Accused of Molestation (Part 1)

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If you have been falsely accused of molesting a child, you are in for a very rough time. Accusations of abuse, in particular sexual abuse of children, are taken very seriously by law enforcement, and are often treated as being true unless investigation proves them otherwise. For this reason, there are a number of critical things that you need to keep in mind during this difficult time. As such, we have put together a list of the most important things that you need to know. These are not suggestions. If you hope to survive this awful experience, you need to think of this list as your golden code of conduct.

 

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Supreme Court Considers Banning Sex Offenders From Social Media

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The Unites States Supreme Court recently agreed to consider whether or not it is constitutional for a court or a statute to ban registered sex offenders from social media. Those who are perhaps confused by this should realize that the question isn’t whether or not the ban should be implemented, but rather whether or not such a ban is a violation of constitutional rights.

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Child Molestation: What You Need To Know About False Allegations Part 2

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In our previous installment in this two part series on false allegations of child molestation, The Kronzek Firm looked at two of the four most common scenarios where false allegations are likely to happen. Moving forward we would like to look at the next two.

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Child Molestation: What You Need To Know About False Allegations Part 1

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Having discussed at length how the law defines molestation, and how that charge would be handled here in Michigan, we now talk about another, often less talked about aspect of this topic – false allegations of child molestation.

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Child Molestation: What You Need To Know About Michigan Law Part 2

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In this series we are talking about a really difficult subject – child molestation. Don’t worry, we’re not discussing graphic details or anything of that nature.  We are simply talking about how the law defines molestation, and the difficulties faced by the defense attorney in challenging these types of accusations in court.

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