Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sex Abuse Charges against Swim Coach Dismissed

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Local prosecutors have dismissed sex abuse charges against a former swim coach at the University of Utah.
The former swim coach Greg Winslow had been accused of molesting a 15-year-old female swimmer under his care at a swim club where he was the coach. Winslow worked at the Arizona State University earlier as a former assistant coach, and soon became the head coach of another swim club in 2005. Under his tenure, the swim club had several swimming competition wins, and several of his members also made to the US National Jr Team. He has had a very successful career.
In 2007, he became head coach at Utah University, but in 2007, was dismissed from his position when allegations of sexual abuse began to surface.
He has outright denied these allegations that were made by the victim who is now in her 20s. She filed a report against Winslow in 2012, alleging that he had kissed and fondled her in his office at the Arizona State University swim club, and also on some out of town trips.
Right from the very start, these allegations against Winslow had several inconsistencies. For example, the victim's family members, contemporaries and other coaches denied that they had ever witnessed any kind of inappropriate behavior between Winslow and the alleged victim. The victim then alleged that some of these incidents occurred when the coach and she were on a swim trip outside the state, which happens to be outside the jurisdiction of local Maricopa County law enforcement.
Now, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office has announced that it will drop sex abuse charges against Winslow. It appears to Irvine sex crime lawyers that a grand jury failed to present an indictment in this case.

Friday, 28 June 2013

That 70s Show Actress Arrested for DUI

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Lisa Robin Kelly, best known for her turn on the hit  “ That 70s Show” series was recently arrested for DUI.  This was not the actress’s first DUI arrest, and she was arrested three years back for the same offence.
The arrest occurred when the actress's car stalled on a road in Burbank, and California Highway Patrol officers arrived to help her move her car.  The officers noticed signs of intoxication, and the actress was administered an alcohol test.  She was arrested soon after, and has been released on a $ 5,000 bail.
The last time Kelly was arrested for DUI was back in 2010, when she pleaded guilty to charges of driving under the influence.  Those charges were filed in North Carolina, where she was arrested for DUI.  The actress currently lives in North Carolina.
In March 2012, she was arrested again on suspicion of assault.  That arrest was linked to suspicion of spousal abuse.
Her mug shot after her DUI arrest has been splashed across the media, as often happens after any celebrity is arrested for driving under the influence.  Reese Witherspoon and her husband were arrested recently in a much-publicized DUI arrest that also had their photographs publicized in the media.  More recently, Erin Brockovich, the woman behind the hit movie starring Julia Roberts, also had her picture plastered in the media to wide ridicule after being arrested for DUI. 
This kind of” picture shaming” on the part of the media is extremely unfair, but Los Angeles DUI lawyers believe that this practice is not likely to stop any time soon.  Kelly has admitted earlier to a drinking problem that was triggered by a miscarriage, which ultimately led to her being removed from the show. Clearly, the actress is need of help for her problem, and not ridicule.