Articles Posted in Sex Crimes

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

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday reversed the conviction of a man who was found guilty of indecent assault and battery on a child under the age of 14 where the prosecution improperly admitted medical records without the necessary expert testimony.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. HamelContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today upheld the child pornography convictions against a defendant, ruling the state police investigation was constitutional and the elements of the indictments had been proven by the prosecutor.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Molina Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today ruled a search warrant application established probable cause for the police to search for and seize the defendant’s computers, which contained child pornography.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MartinezContinue Reading