Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer waived his right to a preliminary hearing in his sex abuse case. As I was leaving for court today , Ann Curry asked Joe Amendola if he was competent to handle these sex abuse allegations. Ms. Curry asked a hard question that most criminal defense attorneys are asking. What is Mr.

As I was reading some of the new laws that were passed last session by the Tennessee State Legislature , I became concerned that  Corrections Corporation of America may be housing sex offenders against Tennessee law. A new addition was added to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry . Under Tennessee Code Annotated 40-39-211(h) , no person

The more I read and watch the Penn State Sex abuse case . The more it makes me sick of what happened. The cover up of Jerry Sandusky’s illegal abuse of young boys was swept under the rug by the coaches, the Penn Sate administration , and possibly the folks that were supposed to investigate

Sexual molestation charges against former Penn state football coach Jerry Sandusky has rocked Penn State University . From news reports , it appears a graduate assistant discovered former coach Sandusky molesting a young boy in a shower in 2002. Coach Paterno was notified and he passed the information along to the administration . Here is

A Gallatin , Tennessee band teacher was charged with statutory rape by an authority figure .  From news reports , a female teacher had sexual relations over 20 times with a student . The case is set for hearing in the General Sessions Court of Sumner County , Tennessee in December. There are two points about


Congressman Anthony Weiner is all over the news with his Twitter postings . Now , it appears he is under investigation for sexting with a 17 year old girl in Delaware . Is sexting with a minor illegal  under Tennessee criminal law ? Are there consequences in Tennessee for an adult to sext with

What is the punishment for aggravated sexual battery under Tennessee criminal law ?

 Aggravated sexual battery is a Class B felony in Tennessee . The full range of punishment is 8 to 30 years in jail . The true length of the prison sentence depends on the number of felony convictions that one

In the recent edition of The Champion , Dr . Demosthenes Lorandos wrote a fascinating article summarizing the integration of science and law in the defense of Tonya Craft . Ms. Craft was charged in 22 counts of sexually abusing three different little girls . The cost of her defense was over $ 500,000.00. A

Here is a Tennessee sex crime frequently asked question.What is Aggravated Statutory Rape ?

Aggravated Statutory Rape is the unlawful sexual penetration of a victim by the defendant , or of the defendant by the victim when the victim is at least thirteen (13) but less than eighteen (18) years of age and the defendant