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In the News: Pa Legislature works to de-felonize sexting

After several cases where district attorneys have pursued felony charges against teens accused of sending sexually explicit photos of themselves, the Pennsylvania General Assembly House of Representatives is proposing a bill that would make “sexting” by...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Young

Commonwealth v. Gaylend L. Young 2010 PA Super 2 (1/06/2010) Topic: Admissibility of  Evidence of Prior Crime When Defendant is Acquitted – Prior Bad Acts Summary: Under Pa.R.E. 404, the Commonwealth may admit evidence of a previous crime as a prior bad act even...

In the News: Viruses may lead to child porn convictions

The Associated Press reports that it is possible for defendants to be wrongfully convicted of child pornography charges due to computer viruses.  The story notes that pedophiles and other malicious actors can use computer viruses to remotely store child pornography on...

BriefLaw: Commonwealth v. Boich

Commonwealth v. Daryl Boich 2009 PA Super 195 (10/06/2009) Topic: Rape Charges – Sex Crime – Involuntary Psychiatric Evaluation of a Witness/Victim Summary: A court may not compel a witness/victim to submit to an involuntary psychiatric evaluation unless...
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