Tag Archives: Sex Abuse

Foster home sex abuse suits keep coming (access required)

child abuse crime scene

A Camden attorney who has carved out a niche representing plaintiffs who say they were abused while in foster care has gained backing from the national organization Children’s Rights in a new far-reaching lawsuit against Gov. Nikki Haley and a long list of social services staff.

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Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Alford Plea – Sex Offense Charge – ABHAN Plea – Sex Abuse Counseling – Admission of Guilt – Sex Offender Registration (access required)

State v. Herndon A defendant who enters an Alford plea is not entitled to any more notice as to the conditions of his sentence than is a defendant who enters a standard guilty plea. The circuit was not required to explain to defendant that he would be required to admit his guilt as part of sex abuse counseling

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Criminal – Sex Abuse – Venue – Air Force – Japanese Base – Statements to Investigators (access required)

U.S. v. Holmes A defendant convicted of aggravated sexual abuse of a child for twice forcing his stepdaughter, under age 9, to perform oral sex on him during a time defendant was stationed in Japan with the Air Force, has his convictions affirmed by the 4th Circuit despite his challenge to venue and claim that his statements to investigators should have been excluded.

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