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What is a Romeo and Juliet Law?

A Romeo and Juliet law in Minnesota is a law intended to prevent young people who are involved in a consensual sexual relationship from running afoul of statutory rape laws.  Romeo and Juliet laws prevent behavior between people who are close in age from being considered statutory rape when one of the two members of...

Hoffner Wants his Child Porn Charges and Reports Sealed

Hoffner Part…3? The Todd Hoffner child porn case is the case that just keeps on giving, to the news media and pundits that is.  As everyone around Southern Minnesota knows, the case involved the head football coach for Minnesota State University-Mankato, who was accused of possessing child pornography involving his children.  The case was subsequently dismissed after a long and contested hearing, for lack of probable cause.  Well it’s back in the limelight now for an entirely different reason. It appears that Mr. Hoffner filed a request to seal the police and court records.  This alone is not that uncommon for when ...