A Washington County Superior Court Jury, seated in Wakefield Rhode Island,
held that two former University of Rhode Island (URI) students were "Not
Guilty" of sexually assaulting another URI student in a campus dorm.
The alleged victim, a URI freshman student, had been allegedly
drinking alcohol and
smoking marijuana at a party on the University of Rhode Island campus prior to engaging
sexual intercourse and oral sex with two former URI students. A third
female student has also been indicted for sexual assault and her case
is scheduled for a trial in the Fall of 2010. Witnesses for the Defense
described the alleged victim's level of intoxication and demeanor
prior to the alleged assault. In closing arguments, the Defense suggested
that the alleged victim accused the men of forcing her to have sexual
relations out of embarrassment for her actions at the party.
As a result of his knowledge in the area of
Sex Crimes, Attorney Robert H. Humphrey is a frequent lecturer at educational programs
including the Rhode Island Bar Association and Salve Regina University.
Attorney Humphrey's article entitled "Surveying Sex Crimes Laws in Rhode Island" was published in the Rhode Island Bar Journal. In 2006, Attorney
Humphrey was appointed by Governor Carcieri to serve on the Sex Offender
Board of Review.
The broad definition of Sex Crimes includes many different types of offenses
such as: First Degree Sexual Assault, Second Degree Sexual Assault, Third
Degree Sexual Assault, Assault with Intent to Commit a First Degree Sexual
Assault, First Degree Child Molestation Sexual Assault, Second Degree
Child Molestation Sexual Assault, Abominable and Detestable Crime against
Nature, Indecent Exposure - Disorderly Conduct, and Possession of Child