Detective Michele Deery works in a cubicle in the basement of the Delaware County courthouse, in Media, Pennsylvania.The only window is high on the wall, over a tall filing cabinet, and opens into a well, below ground level.In that ruling, Republican Judge Cathy Cochran cited a litany of books, movies and pop culture events that the law would unintentionally cover — including Janet Jackson's famous "wardrobe malfunction" during the 2004 Super Bowl or the 1992 movie "Basic Instinct."Republican Texas Gov.Greg Abbott signed a new law last year designed to fix the problems found by the court, but that law cannot retroactively be applied to people whose convictions are now cleared."It's disappointing this is the result you get from it," Republican state Rep. "That's certainly their right to do so, but it gives me pause as a parent."It is unknown how many people were convicted or prosecuted for sexually explicit online communication with a minor, said Shannon Edmonds, staff attorney for the Texas District and County Attorneys Association.My question is this: Is chatting about incest an illegal thing, even if I have no idea if the act is going on? If it's ever a minor, I instantly block the person. I have no real proof of this, but if anything under 18 would've been the age they said, it would've been blocking time.If I humored them and didn't block them (as I should've,) does that make me the bad guy in this situation? Minor issues aren't a problem here, I was more worried if talking about the taboo itself was illegal.The seven convictions tossed this week are the latest in a long-running saga that began in 2005 with Texas lawmakers trying to crack down on Internet sex crimes — around the time the NBC show "To Catch a Predator" was in its ratings heyday.But in doing so, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled in 2013, the Legislature went beyond criminalizing sexually explicit online chats with minors and trampled on free speech rights.
Punishment under the old law ranged from two years to life in prison.
My question involves criminal law for the state of: West Virginia A good few years ago, I used to use chat messengers to talk to friends and various others. You never know when you are talking to an undercover cop posing as a 14 year old.
At one time, I tried out the chat rooms and starting talking to two people who: - Claimed to be brother and sister - Claimed to be in their late20's We got to talking, and for some reason that I can't honestly remember, things turned sexual. Either way, the conversation eventually came to incest, and how the two of them did it regularly, and were more than happy to share the whole tale with me for some reason. I only talk to people who tell me they are 18 or above, to my knowledge.
The space feels like a cave, which has always struck Deery as about right, because her job is to talk dirty online to strange men. She has athletic good looks, with tawny skin, big brown eyes, and long straight brown hair that falls over her shoulders.
Her parents sent her to Catholic schools, and her mother, a retired district judge, now jokes that she wants her money back.