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May 2019
24

False Allegations of Child Abuse

Have you recently been falsely accused of child abuse? If so, you need to act quickly. You need to hire the services of a Southfield Mi child abuse attorney. This is the person who can work with you to get these false charges exposed and dropped before they do serious damage to your life. You […]

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May 2019
10

Preventing False Accusations of Child Sexual Abuse

There is nothing in the world worse than being falsely accused of child sexual abuse. This is a crime that has a very unique – and very dangerous – stigma attached to it. If you are a parent or caregiver who has been falsely accused of such a heinous act, you need to take action […]

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May 2019
07

MSU: Title IX Sexual Assault

MSU just can’t get this Title IX sexual assault hearing thing right. 1 step forward, 2 steps back. Of course, most Universities don’t get it right, at least in Michigan. A few weeks after letting Michael Talbot go, Rob Kent, the new director of MSU’s Title IX hearings, announced sweeping new changes in the University’s […]

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Apr 2019
17

Title IX Sexual Assault Claims are about fairness, not Nassar

Larry Nassar is a bad guy. That is not the issue. But Title IX reforms for campus sexual assaults are not about Nassar. Not even at Michigan State. They are about students accusing other students, and ensuring a fair hearing to both sides – accuser and accused – before someone is kicked off campus. At […]

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Apr 2019
15

Recent News: Another Satawa Law win as innocent father acquitted of child sex crime at trial

The Michigan Sex Crimes lawyers at Satawa Law recently won another child sexual assault case at trial. A loving father was charged with sexual assault of 12 year old friend of his son, that he took into his home, and raised for years as his own son. He became a father figure to the young […]

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Apr 2019
12

Title 9 Campus Sexual Assaults at Michigan State go from Bad to Worse

So let me get this straight. After fumbling this issue at every turn, including replacing Simon with Engler, MSU now hires a former judge with ties to Engler to oversee its title nine sexual assault compliance.  As @amandathomashow tweeted: Everyone: MSU cannot possibly screw this up anymore  MSU: hold my beer  Campus sexual assault is […]

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Apr 2019
09

How far can states go in restricting visiting to incarcerated inmates?

Well, nearly 25 years ago, Michigan adopted a new policy. In 1995, the MDOC announced that any inmate found guilty of 2 substance abuse violations would lose all visitation rights, except from their lawyer or clergy. The policy also barred visits from minors unless they were the inmates’ own children, thereby eliminating visits from nephews, […]

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Mar 2019
22

The odds against citizens accused of sex crimes just got worse.

The odds against citizens accused of sex crimes just got worse (again). Beginning March 17, 2019, amended MCL 768.27b (see 2018 PA 372), allows prosecutors other to admit “other acts” evidence of prior sexual assault “for any purpose for which it is relevant.” “Other acts evidence” of prior sexual assaults have always been admissible under […]

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Mar 2019
21

Sexual Assault, Campus Hearings, and Title IX

Student disciplinary hearings aren’t new. But in the wake of #metoo, restrictions on basic due process rights during those hearings spread quickly over the past several years. Students were frequently sanctioned, suspended, forced to live off campus, and expelled without even basic rights – like confronting their accuser, questioning him/her, appealing the decision, be represented […]

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Feb 2019
21

Child Abuse – Shaken Baby Syndrome

Shaken baby syndrome or abusive head trauma is worse than junk science. As we have argued for years, SBS is BS. It is flawed, unfounded, and dangerous. Seven national medical, legal, and scientific experts have recently published a great research paper, explaining the problems and arguing that child abuse Drs. should not be allowed to […]

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