Articles Posted in Sex Crimes

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s convictions for multiple sex crimes while acknowledging the prosecutor and trial judge committed repeated errors at the trial.  However, the case was sent back to superior court for re-sentencing by another judge after the Appeals Court concluded the trial judge made improper comments before imposing sentence.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Suarez. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a man’s conviction for indecent assault and battery, ruling that the defendant’s naked kiss planted on the lips of an unsuspecting sleeping woman constituted an indecent act.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. BeneditoContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today affirmed a man’s convictions for human trafficking and deriving support from the earnings of a prostitute, ruling that the evidence produced at trial was sufficient to support the convictions.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Steed. Continue reading ›

A divided panel of the Massachusetts Appeals Court today upheld a superior court judge’s ruling that a level three sex offender, on probation for dissemination of child pornography, violated the terms of his probation by trying to enter an elementary school.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MedeirosContinue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled a statute requiring defendants convicted of possessing or distributing child pornography to wear a GPS monitor violates the state constitution.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Feliz. Continue reading ›

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court delivered an important decision today, ruling that a trial court can order a criminal defendant to provide the password to his phone that has been seized by the police and contains incriminating information about him.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Jones. Continue reading ›

In a decision delivered today, the Massachusetts Appeals Court concluded a police officer’s incomplete recitation of Miranda warnings to a suspected sex offender was good enough to allow the defendant’s statement to be admitted to the jury.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. LajoieContinue reading ›

Earlier this week, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a Salem man’s rape conviction despite ruling the trial judge had improperly instructed the jury on the defendant’s consent defense.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. ShermanContinue reading ›