Juveniles In Washington Can Now Sext and Not Get Prosecuted

Back in August, I blogged about the injustice of a juvenile receiving a criminal conviction for sexting (see “Sexting Teen Convicted Dealing In Child Pornography”). The Washington Supreme Court invited our legislature to fix this injustice. The legislature appeared willing to do so (see “Washington Considers Changes”).  Substitute House Bill 1742 (SHB 1742) describes the Read More…

Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Expert Witness Testimony Went Too Far, Defendant Awarded New Trial

I rarely discuss out of state appellate decisions, unless the issues involved could be influential in the State of Washington. An appellate case out of California, People v. Cody Julian, is a recent example. It involves an area of psychology called Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome. What is Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome? Child Sexual Read More…