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Monthly Archives: August 2019

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FBI Agents Arrest Three Pennsylvania Men Attempting to Solicit Sex from Minors

By Gary E. Gerson |

It is said that the Internet brings out everyone’s worst self; it is also said that there are no secrets online.  Thus, adults attempting to contact minors online for purposes of exploiting them sexually can easily be found out by law enforcement.  In the online environment, where anonymity emboldens the worst sides of people’s… Read More »

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In Pennsylvania, Attempted Acts of Sexual Exploitation Are Illegal, Even When There Is No Physical Contact

By Gary E. Gerson |

Although the laws of the United States do not operate on the principle of “an eye for an eye,” crimes that cause more significant physical, emotional, or financial harm to victims have more severe penalties than those that cause less damage.  Murder is a more serious crime than aggravated assault, and aggravated assault is… Read More »

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Are Non-Fatal Shootings Aggravated Assault or Attempted Murder?

By Gary E. Gerson |

Few things are scarier than when someone fires a gun in a room full of unsuspecting people.  Even when the shooting does not lead to any deaths, the survivors spend the rest of their lives feeling lucky, and perhaps a bit incredulous, that they are still alive.  If someone has pointed a gun in… Read More »

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International Student Defendants Have the Same Rights as Any Defendants in Criminal Cases

By Gary E. Gerson |

The United States is the world’s most popular destination for international students; more people come to the U.S. to pursue bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees than any other country.  In 2018, more than a million international students were enrolled in U.S. universities; China, India, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia were the home countries of… Read More »

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