Tag: Rape

Prosecutors Agree to Dismiss Rape Charges One Day Into Trial

Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa.  The writing was on the wall that GRL’s client was innocent of Rape accusations but it took a day of trial for the prosecution to finally read that writing. GRL’s client was accused of rape after what he described as a consensual sexual relationship.  Surveillance cameras from the apartment corroborated his claims showing the complaining witness walking him up to her apartment and then seeing him out the door a few hours later.  The accusation was not made top police until approximately seven hours later. GRL’s client insisted on his incense and took the case […]

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Statute of Limitations for Sexual Abuse Involving Minors – Gone in Iowa

Imagine being a retired pastor, coach, or teacher and receiving a call from a detective that goes something like this: Detective:  Mr. Smith, this is Detective Jones from the Des Moines Police Department? Mr. Smith:  Uh, hello. Detective:  I’d like to talk to you about a young lady named Little Jenny? Mr. Smith:  You’ll have to be more specific, I have encountered a number of Little Jenny’s in my career. Detective:  Well Little Jenny who was on your fourth grade basketball team back in 2002. Mr. Smith:  Ok.  Still not entirely sure who that is. Detective:  Well, Little Jenny has […]

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Cosby in a Nutshell

The entire world is talking about the reversal and ultimate dismissal of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction.  There is certainly plenty to talk about but it was no-doubt, the correct decision.  The nutshell summary of what led to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision is as follows: The initial prosecutor did not believe he had sufficient, admissible evidence that would permit a conviction of Cosby without an admission of confession. With criminal charges a possibility, Cosby had the Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and decline to answer any questions including in a civil lawsuit for the same allegations. Rather than […]

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