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Man awaits extradition to Virginia for prosecution of sex crimes

When a fugitive is found and apprehended in another jurisdiction, an extradition procedure is started to return the accused back to the state where the offenses were charged or the conviction entered. Many persons charged with or convicted of sex crimes have left the original state jurisdiction and traveled to other states where they hide out. Recently, for example, a fugitive from Virginia was found and apprehended by authorities in another state.

Obtaining reliable testimony in sex crimes with child victims

"Man, 74, charged with sexual abuse of then 6-year-old." So reads a recent headline from a jurisdiction not far from Norfolk and Hampton Roads. The story goes on to say that the individual is facing an array of sex crime charges including sexual abuse of a minor, child abuse and sex offenses of varying degrees.

What are the types of pardons available under Virginia law?

Few in Virginia who keep tabs on the news can have missed word that the so-called "Norfolk Four" defendants now enjoy full pardons. The governor issued the order late last month. The move marks the end of a 20-year legal battle to try to clear the men of convictions in the 1997 rape and murder of an 18-year-old woman.

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