Posts Categorized into Topic: Sex Crimes

Minneapolis Prisoner Dies, but Attorneys Continue Work to Clear His Name

By Kirk Anderson on February 11, 2016

When Billy Glaze died, he died a serial killer. Many individuals in Indianapolis are familiar with the case, so they know he sat behind bars for 25 years before he died. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in December 2015 and all the while, the Minnesota Innocence Project was working to free him. They were… Read more »

Minneapolis Saw an Increase in Violent Crimes in 2015

By Kirk Anderson on February 9, 2016

The violent crime numbers in Minneapolis increased in 2015 with citywide violent crime increasing 7 percent. However, the murder rate saw a 53 percent increase over 2014. One precinct saw a 16 percent increase in murder, a 22 percent increase in rape, a 9 percent aggravated domestic assault increase, and an aggravated assault increase of… Read more »

Minnesota Lawmakers in Standoff over Sex Offender Program

By Kirk Anderson on August 15, 2015

The Minnesota sex offender program has been under a lot of scrutiny in recent years, as offenders who have completed the program have yet to be set free. On August 10, Gov. Mark Dayton and state lawmakers had a meeting with a federal judge with no idea on whether or not to move ahead with… Read more »

Minnesota Sex Offender Program Ruled Unconstitutional by Judge

By Kirk Anderson on July 20, 2015

The Minnesota sex offender program has been in the news a lot in recent years, as it has let very few offenders go once they have entered into the program and essentially completed their rehabilitation. In June, a federal judge ruled that the sex offender treatment program is unconstitutional, stating that it violates the “fundamental… Read more »

Sex Offender Therapist Accused of Sexual Assault

By Kirk Anderson on April 22, 2015

The Minnesota Sex Offender Program has had its fair share of issues. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding it because so few have been released from the program in its 25 years of history. Now there is a case of a clinical therapist for the program being accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a… Read more »

New Study Looks at the Business Side of Minneapolis Sex Traffickers

By Kirk Anderson on October 20, 2014

Sex trafficking occurs in Minneapolis because it is seen as the ideal marketplace. Between the vulnerable youth frequenting bus stops, libraries, and other areas, there is a demand that is being supplied. In order for a sex trafficker to be successful, they have to find young people, recruit and capture, then, they then process them… Read more »

The Status of Minnesota Child Abuse Cases in 2013

By Kirk Anderson on February 13, 2014

2013 was a year where a lot happened in the area of child sex abuse. Progress was made in some areas, but religious groups had to go back and start from scratch to find new ways to protect themselves legally. One of the progressive points is when the deadline that had prevented victims from pressing… Read more »

Sex Abuse Takes Center Stage in Minneapolis & St. Paul Catholic Churches

By Kirk Anderson on January 2, 2014

There has been a lot of media attention surrounding the sex abuse allegations in Catholic churches in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. In fact, the entire state of Minnesota has seen its fair share with the Duluth Archdiocese releasing the names of accused priests. Now the Pope is getting even more involved, order the formation… Read more »