Sex Crimes

How Far Is 1000 Feet Within a School Area in Miles?

If you ask this question, you are probably trying to determine how far away someone on the sex offender registry list must live from a school. One mile equals 5,280 feet. Therefore, someone on the sex offender registry in Ohio can live within one mile of a school. Prohibiting an Offender From Living Near Schools… read more

How to Prove Innocence When Falsely Accused of Sexual Assault

In the state of Ohio and around the country, sexual assault comes with serious consequences. If convicted of sexual assault, an individual might face lengthy prison sentences and have to enroll as a convicted sex offender. The latter punishment can stay with you for life and make it difficult to apply for a job or… read more

What Is The Age Of Consent In Ohio?

The legal age of consent in Ohio is 16 years. Generally, anyone under the age of 16 years is considered by law to lack the legal capacity to engage in sexual acts. Even if you believe the person to be older than 16 years of age, you can still be charged with a sex crime…. read more

What Is Gross Sexual Imposition?

In July of last year, a daycare worker in nearby Troy was arrested and charged with gross sexual imposition. Because of his crime, his employers were forced to surrender their license to operate a childcare facility. Even though this charge doesn’t require the action of penetrative sex, a conviction for it can devastate your life…. read more

Four Defenses to Statutory Rape

In most intimate relationships, almost anything is legal as long as both parties give their consent. In the eyes of the law, a person’s ability to give consent is what’s most important. Here in Ohio, the age of consent is 16. That’s the minimum age when a person is considered old enough to understand what… read more