Sexual Abuse

When the Police Are Trigger Happy, No One is Safe

Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Blog, Sexual Abuse | 0 comments

The police who risk their lives everyday are understandably concerned when they get a report about an attempted suicide. People with a gun, especially emotionally distraught ones, can pose a risk to others. The police need special training to prevent a bad situation from getting worse. Yesterday, again, it appears that rather than “talking down” and stopping a potential suicide, the Wilmington police shot first and ended up killing a man on his front porch. This recent killing hit home to me. First it reminded me of the September 2015 killing of a young paralyzed wheelchair bound...

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National Media Quote Raeann Warner as Sex Abuse Specialist in Molly Shattuck Case

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Sexual Abuse | 0 comments

Raeann Warner of Jacobs & Crumplar was recently quoted by the Washington Post and the Baltimore Sun on the sentencing of Molly Shattuck. In June 2015, Shattuck pled guilty to fourth degree rape in the sexual assault of a 15 year old boy. She was sentenced on August 21, 2015 to 48 weekends in a community corrections center. Raeann commented on the light sentence given to Shattuck. In the Washington Post: Raeann Warner, a Delaware attorney who specializes in sexual abuse cases, said she was surprised that Shattuck was not given any prison time. “It just seems light … and not in...

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Protecting Our Children: Delaware And Other States Take Action On Behalf of Human Trafficking Victims

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Blog, Sexual Abuse | 0 comments

In 2014, the Delaware legislature signed into law S. B 197, a bill to fight human trafficking. Human trafficking is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of sexual slavery, forced labor or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others. Forced labor and human trafficking is a billion dollar industry. The International Labor Organization estimates 20.9 million victims of human trafficking globally. Human trafficking includes bonded labor, forced labor and includes the trafficking of children. S.B. 197 uses provisions of the Uniform Law Commission’s Uniform...

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Molly Shattuck and the Double Standard of Rape

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Blog, Sexual Abuse | 2 comments

The recent press coverage of a rape of a 15 year old boy by an attractive 47 year ex Baltimore Raven Cheerleader sadly should remind all of us the rape is truly gender neutral and the all too present double standard the excuse the rape of boys by women. In many states (including Delaware) it was not until the 1970s that the crime of rape was even defined to include a woman sexually abusing a young boy. Medical studies have shown the boys just as girls will suffer for the rest of their lives as result of this sexual abuse. Boys in some ways may have it even harder but society far too often...

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