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Former Carnegie Mellon Student Convicted of Date Rape

By Gary E. Gerson |

College students are not the only people who are vulnerable to sexual assault, but sex crimes, from rape to simple sexual harassment are widespread on college campuses and among student populations. It is not hard to find opinion pieces on news sites attributing the origins of the problem to causes ranging from peer pressure… Read More »

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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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Coach accused of having sex with student contacts her

By Gary E. Gerson |

A 33-year-old former Pine-Richland High School basketball coach has been sent to jail after he made contact with a female student with whom he was accused of having sex. The man was arrested in October for engaging in sexual acts with a minor and corruption of a minor. Sources say the relationship between the… Read More »

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Sexting scandal among students at North Allegheny

By Gary E. Gerson |

It seems not a day goes by that we don’t hear about some new sexting scandal among some high-ranking authority figure. But what happens when these messages are sent between high school students? This week, the McCandless Police Department is investigating whether or not students at North Allegheny committed sexual misconduct. NA’s acting superintendent… Read More »

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South Allegheny teacher pleads guilty to sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

An ex-teacher from the South Allegheny Middle School is claiming that his constitutional rights were violated the day he resigned as a social studies teacher and went to Allegheny County police headquarters to talk to detectives in an effort to tell his side of the story. The man’s attorney says that he felt as… Read More »

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Felony charges for failing to update sex offender registry

By Gary E. Gerson |

Rules governing sex offender registration are strictly enforced across the state of Pennsylvania. I recently read a story about a man in Reading who now faces felony charges for failing to re-register as a convicted sex offender. According to the Pennsylvania State Police, the man allegedly neglected to notify the police after he lost… Read More »

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Shuman guard charged with sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

Recently, we have heard a lot of stories of sex crimes involving adults in positions of power who coax teens into sexual acts and sexual situations. Mostly, these stories come from high schools, not only in Western Pennsylvania, but all over the country. These stories are intriguing to many people because there is a constant, lingering… Read More »

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Ringgold counselor charged with sex crimes

By Gary E. Gerson |

It seems like every week we pick up the newspaper in Pittsburgh to read about another teacher or school staff member facing charges for sex crimes. Teacher/student relationships have always been a serious topic; however, with the advent of social media and text messaging, it seems like the problem has exponentially increased. I’m not one… Read More »

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Alleged sex crimes at Plum lead to search warrant

By Gary E. Gerson |

As the Plum School District teacher/student sex scandal continues, Pittsburgh sex crimes attorney Gary Gerson has kept a close eye on the case and following its various nuances. Most recently, Law enforcement officials served a search warrant at Plum High School. Sources say they were looking for electronic files and written records about eight girls who… Read More »

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