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 Pornography.