Earlier this fall, a Phoenix fire captain was charged with what is commonly referred to as “revenge porn.” Within a few days of the allegations being revealed, he retired, and little has been seen in the news on the matter since then. But the case puts the spotlight on an issue that we’re bound to…

The “#Me Too” movement, which has focused on sexual assault and harassment, particularly in the workplace, has also brought attention to an interesting phenomenon among Arizona police officers. It includes not only institutional harassment and sexism, but also a slew of more serious acts on the part of cops throughout the state. Back in 2016,…

The Arizona Supreme Court has declared certain provision of the state constitution invalid. Those provisions were inserted back in 2002, when voters in Arizona approved an amendment changing the circumstances in which a criminal defendant may be released on bail. The 2002 amendment stated in part that where a defendant is accused of sexual conduct…

For almost a quarter century, Wynona Mixon was a caseworker in the federal prison system. Most recently, she worked at USP Tucson, a high security United States penitentiary housing male offenders, including sex offenders. Her job was to assist inmates lining up programs such as counseling and educational classes. Then, in 2011, she told her…

It probably didn’t come as much of a surprise to anyone when Bill Cosby was officially charged with sexual assault last month. The 78-year old actor and comedian, who portrayed the wise and likeable Dr. Huxtable on the Bill Cosby Show, was arraigned last month in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania after being charged with felony sexual…

Four men have been sentenced to federal prison on sex trafficking charges after a two-year FBI sting operation.  The sentences for the men, all of whom pleaded guilty to either conspiracy or attempting to engage in trafficking, will be between five and 12 years. In what appears to be a truly bizarre set of circumstances,…

A police officer from Goodyear, AZ (a suburb of Phoenix) is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly videotaped women in various stages of undress at a local tanning salon. A spokesman for the Avondale, Arizona police department says that a female patron of the tanning salon said she noticed a small square object on…

We tend to write mostly about people. Specifically, our blog discusses the law, and how it affects you and me. But our attention does get diverted at times, and this week’s diversion comes courtesy of a couple of recent news reports out of the Phoenix area. The first article concerns a man who police say…

Public sexual indecency charges have been filed against two women and a man after they reportedly engaged in sexual activity in a hot tub at a Peoria (AZ) apartment complex. Police say they were called to the scene by someone who heard a child of one of the women crying, having allegedly been left alone…

An Arizona bar owner has been charged with sexual abuse and unlawfully taking pictures of a partially nude job applicant. The story, if true, may appear to be rather strange, although the circumstances surrounding the allegations may be more common than most people might think. Here’s what happened, according to the police: A woman applied…

A Craigslist ad marked the beginning of yet another saga involving illegal behavior. Ads appeared last year indicating various employment possibilities, including baby-sitting and photography. But two women, once of them a minor, who responded to the ads say that after they appeared at the man’s house in search of jobs, they were raped. Charges…

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