Minneapolis indie music fans may be familiar with the band Bright Eyes. The band's founder and front man, Conor Oberst has enjoyed international success as a singer and songwriter and toured the world. More recently, however, he's been the subject of much speculation, debate and anger after a woman accused him of raping her 10 years ago.
In cases involving allegations of sexual assault or rape, all information and evidence pertaining to a case must be thoroughly investigated and examined. Today, many sex crimes investigations rely heavily upon DNA evidence. However, even in cases where DNA evidence is available, mistakes in analyzing DNA evidence can occur.
A Woodbury man who proposed to his fiancé this year with a diamond ring is being accused of lying to an insurance company in order to collect money on jewelry that was never really lost. In addition to the alleged insurance fraud, authorities also had reason to believe the man was a flight risk and he was asked to surrender his passport as part of a bail condition.
Recently, singer CeeLo Green made national headlines when prosecutors declined to file sexual assault charges against the 39-year-old. The case against him, and lack of evidence, also served as a reminder that not all accusations are true. This is something any Minneapolis or St. Paul resident who is facing criminal sexual assault charges should keep in mind.
Many seem to think that regardless of what a crime is, a juvenile will not be charged as an adult. Rather, some seem to believe that since the accused is under the age of 18, if convicted, the juvenile will end up with a very light sentence.