Articles Posted in Sex Crimes

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

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a defendant’s conviction for filing a false police report because the report was made to a deputy sheriff instead of a police officer.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Gernrich. Continue Reading

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court today reversed a terrible decision issued by the Appeals Court in 2015 and held that a defendant’s public exposure of his penis did not constitute open and gross lewdness and lascivious conduct.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. MaguireContinue Reading

The Massachusetts Appeals Court yesterday reversed the sexual assault conviction of a man because a witness at his trial improperly referenced a prior allegation of sexual assault made against the defendant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. RoeContinue Reading

In a case involving some of the most disturbing allegations ever to pass through a Massachusetts courtroom, the Supreme Judicial Court on Friday affirmed several sexual assault convictions against the defendant.  The name of the case is Commonwealth v. Mayotte. Continue Reading