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What Does the State Have to Prove for Fourth Degree Rape in Maryland?

By Michael W. Modica |

Sex crimes in Delaware involve strict laws and extremely harsh penalties, especially for the four offenses classified as rape. First Degree is the most serious, but the Delaware criminal statute on Fourth Degree Rape still carries long prison sentences and hefty fines. For many people convicted of the offense, some of the most damaging,… Read More »


Understanding Delaware’s Statutory Rape Laws

By Michael W. Modica |

Statutory rape laws in the US can be tricky because they attempt to strike a balance between the protection of vulnerable children and the realization that young adults are sexually active. Delaware statutory rape laws follow the approach of other jurisdictions, where age of the victim and the offender are both critical details. In… Read More »


Unlawful Sexual Contact In Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

You are probably aware that molestation is a serious criminal offense in all US states, but the terminology can vary considerably. The Delaware criminal code uses the term Unlawful Sexual Contact to describe what is familiarly known as molestation, and there are three separate, distinct offenses prohibited by the statute. Though this sex crime… Read More »


Does Delaware Have A “Romeo & Juliet” Law?

By Michael W. Modica |

Delaware is tough on sex offenses involving minor children, designating most of these crimes as felonies punishable by long prison terms and fines. Plus, there is one key collateral consequence that could follow you around long after you serve your sentence: You may need to register as a sex offender for the rest of… Read More »


5 Things to Know About Sex Trafficking in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

It is important to realize that most states also have laws regarding sex trafficking and related crimes. There are subtle differences, however, which is why you should trust a Delaware sex crimes defense lawyer to protect your rights. It may also be useful to review five things to know about these cases. Delaware only… Read More »


Top 5 Crimes That Require Registration as a Sex Offender in Delaware

By Michael W. Modica |

You are no doubt aware that a conviction for various sex crimes carries significant penalties, including hefty fines and long periods of incarceration. However, Delaware, like many other US, takes things a step further. The statute requires convicted individuals to register as a sex offender once they have served their prison sentences. With some… Read More »


Indecent Exposure, Lewd Behavior Charges for New Castle County, DE Man

By Michael W. Modica |

New Castle County Police arrested a man on multiple charges, including Indecent Exposure, after he allegedly exposed himself on three separate occasions within one month. Delaware Online reported on the story in a February 27, 2018 article, mentioning that officials were able to apprehend the perpetrator based upon a description of his vehicle and… Read More »


Delaware Man Faces Charges of Unlawful Sexual Contact

By Michael W. Modica |

New allegations of sex crimes involving a child have surfaced for a man already accused of related offenses in Delaware, according to a November 28, 2017 report in The News Journal. In June, police began investigating claims that the individual, a ballet instructor at the Dance Conservatory in Dover, DE, had engaged in sexual… Read More »


Delaware Man Arrested for Child Rape After Three-Year Investigation

By Michael W. Modica |

On November 20, 2017, after a three-year investigation involving multiple law enforcement departments, U.S. Marshals arrested a Milford, Delaware man accused of sexually abusing a female child. According to a report from WBOC News Channel 16, the delay in apprehending the suspect was due to the fact that the man fled the state and… Read More »

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