Sex Crimes

You might not be familiar with the term doxing, but you might already be a victim of a doxer. Doxing involves compiling Personally Identifiable Information (PII) about a person and disclosing that information publicly. Even though there are no specific federal or state laws that make doxing illegal, doxing can get you arrested for related… Read more

If you or a loved one is facing or threatened with a charge of Gross Sexual Imposition in Ohio, then you need to know as much as you can about both the charge and potential penalties and contact a sex crime attorney in Columbus. Let’s start with Ohio’s definition of the crime of Gross Sexual… Read more

When you think about having sex in a car, you may think about teenagers trying to find a little privacy. However, adults are also guilty of using a car to find a little privacy to engage in sexual relations with another person. Before you and your partner decide it might be exciting to have sex… Read more

Ohio Revised Code Section 2907.06, defines the criminal offense of “Sexual Imposition” as “sexual contact,”  which is defined a touching of another person’s erogenous area.  For further clarity, erogenous areas constitute the thigh, genitals, buttocks, pubic region, or female breast. What is a “Sexual Imposition” Charge? Consequently, one of the following five circumstances must apply… Read more

What is the Age of Consent in Ohio? In the state of Ohio, the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years of age. This means that no one under the age of 16 can provide legal consent to have sex. Even if that person (or those people) want to have sex, it’s against… Read more

What we can learn from cases where defendants are charged with a sex crime?   Even in Columbus, Ohio criminal defense lawyers can learn from accusations of sexual misconduct lodged earlier this week against Darren Sanders, the NFL Baltimore Raven’s chief of security. A criminal complaint filed earlier this week in Baltimore, Maryland alleges he repeatedly… Read more

What is Voyeurism? “Voyeurism” is an Ohio criminal offense that, depending on the circumstances, can be classified as either a misdemeanor or felony crime.  Ohio’s Voyeurism statute generally prohibits a person from trespassing or secretly invading the privacy of another to spy or listen for the benefit of the trespasser’s sexual pleasure or arousal. (See… Read more

Last November, John C. Kelly, a prominent Morgan Stanley investment manager was arrested for secretly videotaping his sexual encounters with three unrelated women in his E. 69th St. Upper East Side Manhattan apartment between September 2011 and December 2012. Mr. Kelly was charged with three felony counts of unlawful surveillance in the second degree, carrying… Read more

In Ohio, the crimes of “Gross Sexual Imposition” and “Sexual Imposition” both involve touching (“Sexual Contact”) as opposed to actual sex (“Sexual Conduct”). Specifically, under Ohio law, “Sexual Contact” means one person touched another person’s erogenous zone, and did it for the purpose of sexual gratification. An “erogenous zone” includes a person’s thigh, genitals, buttock… Read more

Lawyers from our Columbus law firm have defended many men accused of the crime of Rape throughout Ohio. The Ohio Revised Code outlines the four situations in which a person can be found guilty of rape: (1) The suspect uses force or threat of force to compel the other to have sex (See Ohio Revised… Read more