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Student facing charges for alleged sexual felony after sting

A student at Southeastern Louisiana University has been charged with a sexual felony for sharing explicit photos of himself to a person who posed as a 16-year-old girl. The student's arrest was the result of an undercover sting, and an undercover cop was posing as the 16-year-old girl.Officials allege that the student attempted sexual solicitation from an undercover officer posing as a minor girl. He purportedly sent explicit images of himself through the internet and text, requesting similar photos in return. The student, a history and political science major, was employed as an assistant high school basketball coach at the time of the computer-based crime.Felony charges can carry serious penalties. Most state criminal systems divide crimes into several categories according to the seriousness of the offense. A misdemeanor generally includes crimes that are punishable by up to one year in jail. A felony, on the other hand, can lead to a possible prison sentence of more than one year.

Traffic stop leads to drug charges for Louisiana pair

A man and woman from Louisiana are facing drug charges as a result of a recent traffic stop. Drug charges resulting from traffic stops are not uncommon, however, this particular incident stemmed from what some drivers may consider a minor offense. As opposed to a more serious offense like speeding or blowing through a stop sign, the officer in this incident conducted a traffic stop because the driver did not use a turn signal.

Louisiana man facing sexual assault charges is hospitalized

According to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections, penalties for simple battery and sexual assault range from jail time to mandatory registration as a sex offender. In addition to the potential harm to one's reputation, these penalties show just how serious consequences from such charges can be and the importance of securing a competent criminal defense when necessary.

Movie executive accused of fraud in tax credit case

The term "white collar crime" commonly refers to a wide variety of unlawful activity, including embezzlement, tax fraud and insider trading. What these crimes have in common is their setting in the workplace, or as part of a person's occupation. The reference to shirt collars was meant to differentiate these activities from more violent crimes that take place at home or on the street. However, those who have faced allegations of white collar crimes will attest that there's nothing genteel about the charges they face and the penalties they will suffer if they are convicted.