Articles Posted in Sex Crimes

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today rejected a convicted sex offender’s motion to withdraw his guilty pleas to sexually assaulting three women in the town of Montague, which is located in the northwest part of the Commonwealth.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LastowskiContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today ruled it was proper for police officers to question a man who was under investigation for his role as an alleged pimp about a hotel key found in his pocket when he was placed under arrest.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BarbosaContinue Reading

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today overturned a Boston Municipal Court judge’s order suppressing drug evidence that was discovered when Boston cops searched a brothel without a warrant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. OwensContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a defendant’s conviction for sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl, despite acknowledging the trial judge had improperly admitted evidence that the defendant had viewed adult pornography.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HamptonContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court yesterday reversed a defendant’s rape conviction after concluding the trial judge had erroneously allowed the prosecutor to elicit testimony that the defendant had confessed his guilt to his wife.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. GarciaContinue Reading