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1 Answer | Asked in Domestic Violence, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: What are my options if I’m being sextorted and threatened? How can I suppress an embarrassing video from being released

2 years ago I went on the app Seeking Arrangements and wound up getting scammed, sexually assaulted, and sextorted by a man. He threatened to send an explicit video of me to my dad, but thankfully the information he found on my dad was outdated. However, he did end up sending it to some random... View More

James L. Arrasmith
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answered on Apr 3, 2024

I'm so sorry you're dealing with this incredibly stressful and violating situation. What you're experiencing is a serious crime and you have options to protect yourself. Here are some steps I would recommend taking:

1. Contact law enforcement and file a police report....
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1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Do I have a legal claim against my company?

Hello there,

I am an employee of a nursing home. I have been suxually assaulted multiple times by a resident in the home. I have brought it up to management and they laugh it off and still put me on the rotation for this resident. I have documented these incidents but it has not resolved... View More

Jessica Miller
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answered on Oct 10, 2023

Employers can be liable to you for sexual harassment by a non-employee if they "know or should have known of the conduct, and fail to take immediate and appropriate corrective action." Appropriate corrective action could include removing you from the resident's rotation, or taking... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: what should I do if I got sexually harassed at work by a coworker & management hasn't done anything about the incident?

this happened a week ago 09/08/2023 and I have not received a follow up about the situation, not report has been asked for me to file at work and I've just been told nothing can be done because he already quit. I don't feel like anything has been done about the station and an employee for... View More

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Sep 15, 2023

Good morning, sorry to hear about the situation at work and at least the person who was harassing you is gone. I'm a workers' compensation attorney and this question should be answered by an employment lawyer. You might want to try reposting your inquiry and limit it to employment and... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law, Workers' Compensation, Legal Malpractice and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on

Good afternoon,

I recently resigned after countless emails to HR, my supervisor, Lead, and management about a co-worker that made some inappropriate comments towards me and after I didn't reciprocate he told other co-workers I was "hard to work with" some comments he made... View More

Joel Friedman
Joel Friedman
answered on Aug 3, 2023

This would not be a workers compensation question and you should focus on finding and answer from an employment law attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Sexual Harassment and Criminal Law for Arizona on
Q: I would like to know if which lawyer is recommended in sexual misconduct cases of detention officer abusing his post.

Occured last December at the Yuma county jail. It happened to my boyfriend and several other inmates within the same pod. The detention officer was masturbating and finished at the inmates door while they tried to sleep.

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Feb 7, 2022

You would need to report this behavior to the Yuma County Sheriff. If you get no response there, you would next turn to the Arizona Office of the Attorney General.

While it is possible the inmates could sue in civil court, without an investigation and findings from a law enforcement agency,...
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1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Domestic Violence and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Does sexual abuse include a male making a minor strip naked?
Jerald Schreck
Jerald Schreck
answered on Nov 3, 2020

The elements of the crime of Sexual Abuse in Arizona (A.R.S 13-1404), regarding minors, depends on the age of the particular minor. If the minor is fifteen or more years of age, then sexual abuse is committed when the accused, without consent engages in sexual contact with the minor. Sexual contact... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Internet Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Pretended to being a criminal online

If someone pretended to be a criminal online and someone reported them, what could happen? This guy is an idiot and was using an app called "Whisper" and told people he was a rapist but never actually raped anyone, he was just getting off.. If he was reported, how much trouble could he... View More

Stewart Salwin
Stewart Salwin
answered on Apr 23, 2020

As to the first part of your question: A general criminal law principle known as the corpus delicti rule provides that a confession, standing alone, isn’t enough for a conviction. The rule is designed to prevent wrongful convictions, and originates from the phenomenon of false confessions.... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Federal Crimes, Juvenile Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: A teenager molested a child for three years straight 6 years ago, Is there hope to get justice for that now? Arizona.

The Child was 8 and the Teen was 13 when it began. The last time it happened was when the child was 11 and the Teen was 16. It happened 6yrs ago so the child is 17 now and the teen should be 22. The dude has a young daughter now and we’re so scared he might do something to her. We don’t know if... View More

Zachary Divelbiss
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answered on Apr 16, 2020

If you are reporting a crime, you need to contact your local law enforcement agency.

Arizona felonies have a statute of limitations of seven years. However, certain crimes, such as this, may fall into a certain category where there is no statute of limitations. I will not go into further...
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3 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law, Sexual Harassment and Civil Rights for Arizona on
Q: A sexual assault happened to me in NY state over 5 years ago. However I currently live in Arizona. How do I report this.
Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Apr 2, 2020

Unless the crime committed against you meets the criteria to be considered a rape, the statute of limitations has run on your case and charges may not be filed. NY has increased the SoL on rape to 10 or 20 years but sexual assaults are still either 3 or 5 depending on whether the crime was... View More

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1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: My father has been served an injunction of harassment from his neighbor that is completely made up. What type of law is?

Plaintiff and defendant are neighbors not in a relationship. the plaintiff is bullying my father who is 70 years old and under medical care. I'm afraid for his health.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
answered on May 10, 2019

Arizona must have a statute (most states do) that allows anyone who feels threatened, harassed or otherwise treated badly by others--regardless of relationship--to go to court and seek a civil injunction against the person. Your father is advised to respond to the papers ASAP, and to advance his... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: After filing a police report for sexual harassment will having a convo in person w/ accused be held against me in court?

I filed a police report against. a friend for sexual harassment and am waiting on DNA results to see if any evidence was left behind for that will be my only proof. I want to meet in person with the accused to figure out arrangements to get my property from his residence and ask questions about the... View More

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 12, 2017

You would want a witness there but should not get into any argument. If the other person says something just say "I disagree " if you disagree, don't go off on them.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Discrimination, Employment Law and Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: Can a employer ask for a employee applicant to be women with large breasts and large behinds? Is this illegal under EEOC


Charles Joseph Stiegler
Charles Joseph Stiegler
answered on Apr 25, 2017

Yes, this is illegal if the company employs 15 or more workers. Small companies, with less than 15 employees, are not subject to federal employment laws.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: If a injunction of harassment was filled against me, Can I ask for it to be dismissed
Adam Studnicki
Adam Studnicki
answered on Jun 14, 2015

Read the paperwork that is part of the injunction package you were served with. It talking about asking for a hearing to fight the injunction.

1 Answer | Asked in Sexual Harassment for Arizona on
Q: What is sexism?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Sep 25, 2013

prejudice or discrimination based on sex; especially : discrimination against women

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