Articles Posted in Sexual Assault

Maybe it’s the Harvey Weinstein case and the resulting outrage. Or maybe it’s the recent surge of sex assault and sexual harassment cases on college and high school campuses and off-campus parties.

Whatever the cause, there’s something happening in Connecticut high schools…and I’ve seen it firsthand…

They are getting their Title IX act together.

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Very few things can be more devastating as a parent than having your son be wrongfully, and publicly, accused of rape.  I’ve defended Greenwich Connecticut rape investigations for over 15 years and even if your son is cleared, the stigma from the investigation can be life-changing if it’s not handled properly. And I’m just talking about accusations, not even arrests.   

Some of the best Greenwich Connecticut criminal lawyers are seeing a surge of rape accusation cases among hard-partying millennials, where accusations and insinuations of rape, sex assault, or aggressive sexual behavior, are being published online—often anonymously—and specifically on social media.   

As a result, reputations of Greenwich, Darien and Stamford teenagers and college students are being permanently tarnished without any accountability for the accusers. 

So if your son is being accused of rape or sex assault in Greenwich, keep reading to learn how you can take immediate action, work with a lawyer to prevent an arrest, and restore your son’s reputation. 

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Over the past 3 weeks of the Bill Cosby trial, my clients and many of the top criminal lawyers in Stamford and Greenwich have asked me if I think he will be found guilty of the sexual assault of Temple University employee back in 2004. The clients don’t quite understand how the police could arrest him now…13 years later…for something the police investigated in 2005.

My answer is and has always been: No. He will walk. He will not be found guilty.

As the best Yale New Haven criminal lawyers know, all your years of studying and hard work to get to Yale University can go up in smoke if your Yale University arrest, criminal case and school discipline hearing is not handled properly. The New Haven Connecticut criminal courts do not extend special treatment to you because you go to an Ivy League school. In fact, New Haven courts and prosecutors generally expect more from you if you’re a Yale grad or undergraduate student.

So if you’re facing a Yale University arrest and school discipline hearing, contact a top Yale New Haven criminal lawyer attorney who regularly defends Yale criminal cases, and who can work with you and your family to try and get your case dismissed quickly, and even more importantly, protect the integrity of your Yale University transcript.

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Last week’s press release from Connecticut’s prestigious boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall revealed that sex abuse allegations can trigger a police investigation and can lead to criminal arrests and civil lawsuits, even 30 years later.

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Getting accused or investigated for rape / sex assault in Stamford or Greenwich Connecticut can wreak havoc on your personal and professional lives. As any of the best Greenwich and Stamford criminal lawyer and attorneys know, Stamford and Greenwich sex crimes detectives work in a specialized unit called the “Special Victims Unit” or “SVU.” And anytime a rape accusation is called into the police, these Stamford and Greenwich SVU detectives launch into investigation protocols that include interrogating the suspect, taking a rape trauma kit from the accuser, and pressuring the suspect to give a DNA sample.

So, how can you protect yourself if you’ve been falsely accused of rape in Stamford or Greenwich Connecticut?

For starters, here are 3 things you should know right now…

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Ask any of the best Connecticut criminal lawyers and attorneys: arrests on Connecticut college campuses like UConn, Yale, Fairfield University and Quinnipiac for sexual misconduct and drug use are more rampant than ever.

It’s an epidemic, and the problem is that college-bound students—especially male students—have no idea how to protect themselves.

So for starters, here are 3 tips to embed into your Connecticut college-bound students that will hopefully keep them safe and prevent them from being arrested at UConn, Fairfield University, Quinnipiac or any other Connecticut college or university…

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You don’t have to look very far in the news to know that rape and sex assault investigations on college campuses, including UConn, Trinity, Quinnipiac, Yale, Fairfield and Southern Connecticut Universities, can get you or your child expelled. Shockingly, the New York Times recently reported that 1 in 5 college females will be the victim of a sexual assault during college (with 80 percent of those assaults involving alcohol, according to the study).

So it’s no surprise that the top Connecticut criminal and Title IX school discipline lawyers and attorneys are seeing a stunning escalation of investigations and enforcement of student conduct codes when it comes to investigation accusations of rape and sex assault. The old mantra of “No Means No” no longer suffices. The best Connecticut college and university criminal investigation law firms are now seeing that an explicit “Yes” must be communicated for consensual sexual contact in college.

But can you really expect your college-aged teenager to appreciate and understand these legal nuances, especially when the stakes of their educational and professional futures are at risk? And who’s educating them on these news laws and procedures anyway? The answers are hazy and very well may require parents to take a more proactive approach to educating their teenagers…

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Who would’ve thunk? Washington DC police are searching for two women accused of sexual assault—accused of twerking to background music playing in a DC area gas station. DC police are calling it a sexual assault. And as much of a joke as this may sound at first, a closer look at the video surveillance recordings reveals two women allegedly forcing themselves upon an unsuspecting male gas station customer who was just drying to get a cup of coffee—twerk-free!

However, the bigger issue here…and the one that resonates most with the best Stamford & Greenwich Connecticut sexual assault criminal lawyers is that arrests like these speak loudly and clearly to sex assault police and DAs that should be prosecuting sex assault arrests in Connecticut with parity and equality.

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This week’s press conference by Pope Francis’ point man on Catholic Church sex abuse provides hope and the real possibility for accountability and monetary relief for victims of sex abuse by Catholic Church staff and clergy. As the top Stamford and Greenwich Connecticut personal injury attorneys and lawyers could confirm, these concerns flow from the Vatican all the way to sex abuse victims in Stamford, Darien, Greenwich and other Connecticut cities who still may be haunted by decades-old sex assaults.

So what’s being done differently by the Catholic Church to protect children and make prior Catholic Church sex abuse victims whole?  Keep reading to find out…

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