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Reversal in Track Coach’s ‘Computer Solicitation’ Case (access required)

Although defendant, a 40-year-old specialty track coach, sent a 16-year-old student flirtatious and sexually explicit text messages, including a graphic description of a dream in which he and the student engaged in a variety of sexual acts, his text messages ...

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Victim’s Distress Supported ‘Aggravated’ Element (access required)

The Court of Appeals affirms defendant’s conviction of aggravated sexual battery after he sexually assaulted a woman who had been helped to a bed in a coworker’s home after a social gathering, due to her intoxication; the woman’s testimony demonstrated ...

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Court Upholds Patent Lawyer’s Suspension (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. District Court upholds a two-year suspension of plaintiff patent attorney’s license to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, on charges including his having signed a paper filed with the USPTO without first conducting a reasonable ...

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