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A Massachusetts State Police trooper was arraigned in Lynn District Court last week on Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges for allegedly soliciting a prostitute in Lynn.

The trooper, who is reportedly a 27 year veteran with the Massachusetts State Police, was arraigned in Lynn District Court on charges including Sexual Conduct for a Fee, Failure to Stop for Police and Assault with a Dangerous Weapon.

According to the Lynn Police Department, the trooper was reportedly observed by Lynn Police who were conducted surveillance operations on prostitution in Lynn when they allegedly observed him and the woman inside his pickup truck.

The Essex County District Attorney’s Office alleges that, when officers approached the trooper’s truck, he put the truck in reverse and almost struck one of the officers.

The Massachusetts State Police Trooper, who was reportedly off-duty at the time of the alleged incident, has been suspended without pay indefinitely.

The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Sexual Conduct for a Fee involves the act of engaging or offering to engage in sexual conduct for a fee, and is punishable by imprisonment to the House of Corrections for up to 1 year.

By definition, ‘sexual conduct’ in Massachusetts may include intercourse, oral sex or any intrusion for someone’s body into the genital or anal area of another person’s body.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges, including Sexual Conduct for a Fee.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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trivino.jpgA hockey star from Boston University was arrested this past weekend on Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a female BU student.

Corey Trivino, who has already been drafted by the New York Islanders in the 2008 NHL Draft, was arraigned in the Brighton Division of the Boston Municipal Court on Monday on sexual assault charges including Assault with Intent to Commit Rape; 3 counts of Indecent Assault & Battery; and 2 counts of Breaking and Entering in the Nighttime.

According to the Boston University Police Department, Corey Trivino allegedly pushed his way into the room of a female BU student and groped her. BU police allege that Trivino was intoxicated at the time.

The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape is an extremely serious felony charge that carries a sentence to state prison for any term of years up to life.

In order to prove the crime of Assault with Intent to Commit Rape, the government would have to show that the defendant assaulted the person with the specific intent to engage in sexual intercourse without their consent. Because the prosecutor would have to prove “intent” beyond a reasonable doubt, it is not necessarily an easy charge to prove unless the facts truly illustrate such a circumstance.

By contrast, the Massachusetts Sex Crime of Indecent Assault & Battery a touching that is done without the person’s consent and where the touching involves an ‘indecent act’. An ‘indecent act’ is defined as one that is offensive and most typically involves the touching of the private portions of the other person’s anatomy.

A conviction for either crime of Assault with Intent to Rape or Indecent Assault & Battery, as with most Massachusetts sex crimes, would require the person to become subject to Sex Offender Registration.

Given the severe penalties involves in sexual assault charges, anyone charges with such crimes should Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in defending persons charged with Massachusetts Sex Crimes, and is available 24/7 for consultation on charges including Rape, Assault with Intent to Commit Rape, and Indecent Assault & Battery.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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A graduate student from Harvard University was charged with Massachusetts Sex Crimes for allegedly sexually assault a woman on an MBTA train.

The Harvard graduate student is reportedly scheduled to be arraigned this morning in Cambridge District Court on one charge of Indecent Assault & Battery.

According to the MBTA Police, the man allegedly assaulted a woman on the red line train at near Kendall Sqaure on November 28. He later allegedly got off the train in Boston at Park Street.

The man was reportedly arrested last Friday after he was identified following a surveillance photo from the MBTA was posted in stations and on the internet.

The Massachusetts Sex Crime of Indecent Assault & Battery involves an ‘indecent touching’ without the person’s consent. A conviction for this sex crime is punishable by imprisonment for up to 2.5 years in the House of Corrections or up to 5 years in state prison.

In addition, a conviction for the sex crime of Indecent Assault & Battery renders the person subject to Sex Offender Registration; as well as requiring him/her to submit a DNA sample to the state’s database.

Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Sex Crimes, including Indecent Assault & Battery and Rape.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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A man has been charged with Massachusetts Murder and Sexual Assault Charges in connection with the murder of Rosanna Camilo, whose naked was discovered in her Mattapan apartment two weeks ago.

Eldrick D. Broom, 27, of Boston, was arraigned this morning in the Dorchester Division of the Boston Municipal Court with 1st Degree Murder and Sex Crimes Charges.

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office alleges that Brook, who once lived across the hall from Rosanna Camilo, had access to her apartment through one of her former roommates and attacked her two weeks ago. Following the alleged attack and sexual assault, he then allegedly strangled her to death. Her body was reportedly discovered with a cord around her neck.

Rosanna Camilo’s half-naked body was discovered by her 16 year old daughter when she came home – and her infant 17 month old son was still in his crib.

Broom was arrested this morning in Roxbury after Boston Police allegedly linked his DNA to the crime scene.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Murder and Sex Crimes Charges.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Boston Murder Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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Newton Police have arrested three Boston men on Massachusetts Violent Crimes Charges in connection with the alleged robbery of a man and woman in Newton Centre last week.

Enemias Eliseo Ardon Valdez, 26, and Juan Francisco Rodenzo, 33, both of Allston, along with Marlon Rodenzo, 20, of Jamaica Plain, were all charged with Armed Robbery and Assault & Battery.

According to the Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office, Newton Police officers were called to Cafe St. Petersburg in Newton Centre last Friday for a report that a man had been robbed at gunpoint. Newton Police allegedly located the three Boston men behind a liquor store on Beacon Street who allegedly matched the description.

All three men were arraigned in Newton District Court this week on Armed Robbery Charges, and were all held without bail pending a Dangerousness Hearing.

Armed Robbery in Massachusetts is punishable by imprisonment for any term of years up to life. In order to be convicted of armed robbery, the Commonwealth is required to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the person:

  1. Was armed with a dangerous weapon;
  2. Applied actual force and violence to the victim or otherwise put him in fear by threatening words or conduct; and
  3. Took money or other property with the intent to steal it.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis has experience in defending persons charged with Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Armed Robbery, and is available 24/7 for consultation.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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A former Boston Red Sox clubhouse manager, Donald Fitzpatrick, is again the subject of Massachusetts Sex Crimes allegations, this time involving two former Boston Red Sox clubhouse attendants, who claim they were sexually assaulted by him in the early 1990’s.

One of the victims alleges he was sexually assaulted in 1991 in the Boston Red Sox clubhouse restroom; and the other victim alleges he was assaulted by Fitzpatrick when he was employed by the team as a clubhouse attendant.

Although Donald Fitzpatrick had passed away in 2005, the victims are still seeking compensation from the Boston Red Sox organization because he was employed by the team and the alleged assaults occurred on the team’s property.

It has also been reported that 8 former clubhouse attendants had accused Fitzpatrick of sexual abuse. Notably, the Red Sox settled a lawsuit in 2003 with 7 other men who alleged that they were molested during spring training sessions in the 1970’s. In that case, the Boston Red Sox settled for $3.15 million. Additionally, in 2002, Donald Fitzpatrick also reportedly pled guilty to Sex Crimes Charges.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges, including Indecent Assault & Battery and Rape.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Boston Sex Crimes Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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thumbnail.aspx.jpegThe Boston Police Department announced this weekend that they have arrested a man wanted on Massachusetts Violence Crimes Charges in connection with the shooting of 4 men outside a Boston nightclub on November 18, 2011.

Samuel Higginbottom, 23, fo Boston, was arrested this past Friday relative to this shooting, and is expected to be charged with 4 counts of Assault with Intent to Murder.

According to Boston Police, 4 men were shot outside the Venu club on Warrenton Street. All 4 men reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The Massachusetts crime of Assault with Intent to Murder is punishable by imprisonment to state prison for up to 10 years. Assault with Intent to Murder as an assault against another person with the specific or actual intent to cause the death of that person.

In many cases, prosecutors may actually avoid charging someone with this crime because it is not typically an ‘easy’ crime to prove. The crux of Assault with Intent to Murder is to prove a specific or actual intent to cause the death of another, and sometime the circumstances of a particular case do not necessarily reflect that intent.

In addition, an intent to even disable or ever scare off the person is not sufficient intent for the crime of Assault with Intent to Murder, not even an intent to inflict serious bodily harm.

In cases where prosecutors may be concerned about losing an Assault with Intent to Murder Charge, they might alternatively charge them with Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

Every person charged with a crime is presumed innocent until proven guilty, and should Contact a Criminal Defense Lawyer so his/her rights can be explained and properly preserved.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including Assault with Intent to Murder and Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis may also be reached directly at lefteris@travayiakis.com.

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One of the Occupy Boston protesters was before a Boston Municipal Court Judge on Friday facing Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges.

Gary Williams, 24, of Quincy, was arrested on Thursday night when activists of Occupy Boston allegedly surrounded a Boston Police wagon and refused to let it move. The incident reportedly occurred when police officers confiscated a kitchen sink that protesters were trying to bring to the Dewey Square location where protesters have been camping out for months.

Williams was arrested and charged with Assault & Battery on a Police Officer.

At his arraignment in Boston Municipal Court, Suffolk County prosecutors also revealed that Gary Williams also had a pending criminal case out of Framingham District Court that charges him with Armed Robbery.

In that Framingham case, Middlesex County prosecutors allege that Williams robbed a man of $250 when that man tried to meet a woman at a hotel for sex. Krystal Cannizaro, of Quincy and Howard A. John, of Somerville, were also arrested and charged with Massachusetts Sex Crimes.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crime of Violence and Sex Crimes Charges.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Criminal Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

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thumbnail.aspx.jpegA Boston Public Schools spokesperson confirmed to reporters that a Boston elementary school 1st grader is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault, apparently because the boy punched another boy in the groin.

Really? …you’ve got to be kidding me!

According to the child’s mother, the other boy allegedly choked her son, and her son then in self-defense, then punched the boy in the groin. The mother of the child is apparently very concerned over the ‘investigation’, and countered that if that is the case, then the other boy should then also be investigated for Attempted Murder for choking her son.

It seems unbelievable that Boston Public School officials and/or the police are actually serious about possibly disciplining the child for the incident. What would be even more unbelievable is if school officials even go one step further and consider charging the child with a sexual assault.

One may wonder, what type of sexual assault charges might they be considering levying against the child? Perhaps Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14, a crime which could carry potential Registration as a Sex Offender?

I think most people would agree that, sometimes, kids will be kids, and school officials should be more concerned with trying to teach them right from wrong, instead of being so quick with subjecting children so young to school disciplinary, let alone criminal, liability.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Sex Crimes Charges, including Indecent Assault & Battery on a Child Under 14.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Massachusetts Sex Crimes Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.

Attorney Lefteris K. Travayiakis may also be reached directly at lefteris@travayiakis.com.

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A 29 year old Cambridge woman was formally charged with Murder in connection with the death of her father, Guy Verna, 62, also of Cambridge.

Gylene Verna was initially charges with Assault & Battery with the November 20th incident that involved her father, Guy Verna, who was later pronounced dead at Cambridge City Hospital.

This past week, Gylene Verna was arraigned in Cambridge District Court, charged with First Degree Murder.

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office alleges that Gylene Verna and her father had an argument that became physical when he struck her. Cambridge Police say that Gylene Verna then allegedly squeezed his neck.

The Massachusetts Chief Medical Examiner’s Officer reportedly determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation by manual strangulation.

If the evidence demonstrates that Gylene was first attacked, then she may very well have a Defense of Self-Defense.

Under Massachusetts law, a person may use reasonable force to defend himself from physical attack. At trial, once the defendant has raised the defense of self-defense, it is then the prosecution’s burden to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant did not act in self-defense.

However, even where a person is entitled to use self-defense, the person may not use any more force than is reasonably necessary in all of the circumstances to defend himself. The question the jury will have to face in this case if self-defense is raise, is whether Gylene’s actions in defending herself were reasonable.

Boston Criminal Lawyer Lefteris K. Travayiakis is available 24/7 for consultation on all Massachusetts Crimes of Violence Charges, including First Degree Murder.

To schedule a Free Consultation, Click Here to Contact a Boston Murder Lawyer or call 617-325-9500.