Rape, Victim, Arrest

Today I am launching a news blog.  I will try to be informative and entertaining.

A Norwegian woman who reported that she was raped in Dubai but then was sentenced to a 16-month jail sentence on charges including extramarital sex said on Monday that she had been “pardoned” and was free to leave the country.

This case points out how different cultures treat crimes. As the Norwegian Foreign Minister said convicting a rape victim of having sex outside of marriage flies in the face of our sense of justice.

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Douglas P. Earl, Esquire brings over 24 years of experience to every family and criminal law case. He is a 1982 graduate of Villanova University. Upon graduation from Villanova University Mr. Earl worked as a tax auditor from 1983-1987 for the Multi-state Unit of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue where he audited Corporations in the New York area. This has given Mr. Earl invaluable experience in looking for records.

He is a 1988 graduate of New York Law School. While attending law school, Mr. Earl continued working for the Massachusetts Department of Revenue until 1987. He then was an intern with the Kings (Brooklyn) County, New York District Attorney’s Office until his graduation from law school in 1988.

He has handled family court matters is many difference counties across the state. Mr. Earl practices primarily in the area of Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. He has handled matters as far away as Erie.