Every time Sierra left Crolley he would find a way to stalk and harass her.He would continually call her phone, leave messages on Facebook making her feel like everything was her fault, and ride by our home over and over again. We were so relieved and so excited that Sierra had ended the relationship she had with Crolley.The whole relationship was toxic from the beginning.
Also, we believe wholeheartedly that law enforcement or correctional officers who engage in sex acts with inmates – consensual or otherwise – should immediately forfeit their employment and never be allowed to work in law enforcement or corrections again.
But what about cases in which it can be proven that the officer was engaged in a truly consensual relationship or sexual encounter?
Or in a relationship or sexual encounter that was clearly initiated and/ or pursued by the inmate?
Obviously sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking are not the easiest crimes to define, investigate or prosecute.
However, her massage parlor and dating contract bills have been referred to the House labor, commerce and industry (LCI) committee – which is chaired fiscally liberal Republican Bill Sandifer of Oconee County. And while Norrell’s push does not currently include stiffer penalties for the range of sexual assault statutes in the Palmetto State – as currently outlined in S. Code § 16-3-600 – she does want to remove a key loophole related to the all-too-common crime of spousal sexual assault.
) has been busy in recent weeks lining up co-sponsors – and pressing for hearings. Currently, state law requires for such alleged assaults to be reported “within thirty days in order for that spouse to be prosecuted.” One of Norrell bills, H. 3922, which would prevent institutions of higher learning from taking disciplinary action against alleged victims of sexual harassment, assault, dating violence or stalking in the event they violated state law or school policy “at or near the time of the incident.” According to Norrell, students victimized by sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence or stalking – or witnesses of these crimes – are “often afraid to report (what happened) if they have broken the law or the school’s honor code” by drinking underage or smoking marijuana.
We are also currently reviewing Norrell’s bill of rights legislation for sexual assault survivors (H. 3965) and her expansive massage parlor legislation (H.
3154), the latter of which is obviously a hot topic of discussion following the recent solicitation arrest of New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft.
South Carolina state representative Mandy Powers Norrell has made targeting sexual assault her mission during the 123rd regular session of the S. Norrell also wants to upgrade how government-run colleges and universities handle allegations of sexual assault, and to eliminate “consent” in cases in which the alleged victims – or survivors – are in police custody.
The former Democratic lieutenant gubernatorial nominee has rolled out at least bills related to the issue during the 2019-2020 session – including legislation that would define consent, reclassify date rape drugs as Schedule II narcotics and create a sexual assault survivor’s bill of rights.
“I’ve been working hard this session,” the 45-year-old attorney from Lancaster, S. 3715, would scrub that language from the code completely – allowing for the prosecution of such assaults . “Survivors and witnesses will say that they don’t want to report because they themselves will be suspended for drinking or drug use,” Norrell explained.