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Man Gets 30 Years After Driving To Garland For Sex With Underage Girl

A Longview man who drove from his East Texas home to Garland after arranging to have sex with a 10-year-old girl was recently sentenced to more than 30 years in federal prison, according to a report from the Dallas Morning News. According to the Dallas Morning News, 41-year-old Keith Lee Merchant was sentenced to 365 […]


High Profile Sexual Assault Allegations 

Being high-profile doesn’t protect you from the consequences of high-profile allegations. This is something that a well-known Texas sports figure is finding out. Several local media outlets are reporting that a second lawsuit has been filed against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. Both pending lawsuits allege that the star QB made inappropriate sexual advances. Problems first emerged […]


Accusations of Sexual Misconduct Surrounding Netflix Show Cast Members

Cheer, the Netflix six-part docuseries that aired in January 2020, follows a cheer team from Navarro College preparing for the annual National Cheerleading Championship. It captures the highs and lows of being a competitive cheerleader and what it takes to win. Unfortunately, some stars of the show are now facing allegations of sexual misconduct. According to federal […]


Six Accused of Internet Sex Crimes 

There are few crimes investigated and prosecuted as aggressively as crimes against minors, especially crimes of a sexual nature. A recent sex sting operation being conducted by undercover law enforcement officers in Harris County has yielded a new batch of arrests and landed six men in serious legal trouble. A local Houston news outlet is reporting that […]


Texas Man Admits to Sexual Assault: “I Raped My Best Friend”

A Wichita Falls man has admitted to the police that he sexually assaulted a person he described as his “best friend,” and is currently in jail. Officers responded to a sexual assault report at 1:46 a.m. Sunday, December 20, 2020. They spoke with Jonathan Logue, the admitted assailant, who was visibly upset but willing to […]


Man Wrongfully Convicted of Sexual Assault Is Exonerated

 Greg Kelley, a high school senior and star athlete, was arrested on August 9, 2013, in Cedar Park, Texas. He was accused of sexually abusing two young boys at a daycare in someone’s home. During legal proceedings, Kelley declined to accept a plea agreement that would have prevented him from serving time in prison. He […]


Sheriff in Central Texas Charged with Sexual Assault 

Ricky Scaman, the Sheriff of Fall County, was arrested on Monday, September 21, on charges of felony assault on a public servant, sexual assault, and misdemeanor official oppression, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Scaman was held in the Bell County Jail on Monday evening before posting bond and getting released later that […]


Netflix’s Jerry Harris Arrested for Child Pornography Following Tarrant County Lawsuit

On Thursday, September 17, Jeremiah “Jerry” Harris – star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer” – was arrested on one count of child pornography. The TV personality was taken into custody in Naperville, IL, and faces charges in federal court in Chicago. His arrest comes on the heels of a recent Tarrant County lawsuit, which […]


If you are Convicted of Certain Offenses, you are Required to Register as a Sex Offender

Under Megan’s Law, a subsection of the federal Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994, all 50 states are required to maintain sex offender registries of individuals convicted of sex crimes. Each state creates and maintains its own guidelines for its registry, including which offenses carry registration as a […]


When Is “Sexting” a Crime in Texas?

As every Collin County parent knows, your teenager communicates with their friends primarily by text message. Texting allows people to stay in touch constantly and quickly exchange personal messages. But remember, texting is not entirely private–and anything your child sends or receives over a communications network may be grounds for criminal prosecution, especially if it […]