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Matthew Galluzzo, a former Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor, recently appeared on MSNBC to talk about whether the women currently accusing Donald Trump of sexual assault should be discredited on account of the delay in their reporting.

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Rape and sexual assaults involving doctors and mental health providers.

Under New York law, every sexual crime against another person involves the element of a lack of consent by the victim. A minor may be too young to legally consent to sexual contact, a person may be too intoxicated to consent to sexual contact, and a person may be too mentally incapacitated to offer consent. In addition, though, a patient of a health care provider or a mental health care professional cannot legally consent to certain types of sexual contact under certain circumstances, specifically, during clinical sessions or treatment. Thus, certain types of sexual contact (as described in Penal Law Sections 130.25, 130.40, 130.65-a, and 130.55) cannot happen between a patient and a health care or mental health care professional during a treatment session, lest they be charged as serious felony crimes.

Penal Law Section 130.05 outlines the different definitions of consent. Subsection (h) specifically applies to health care and mental health care providers, and states the following:

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Every year the FBI and federal law enforcement investigates a number of serious crimes that were alleged to have occurred onboard cruise ships. State police occasionally investigate these sorts of crimes, but generally speaking, crimes that occur on the high seas fall under federal jurisdiction (if pursued by American law enforcement at all).

The authority of the FBI to investigate criminal offenses and enforce laws of the United States on cruise ships on the high seas or territorial waters of the United States depends on several factors: The location of the vessel, the nationality of the perpetrator or victim, the ownership of the vessel, the points of embarkation and debarkation, and the country in which the vessel is flagged all play a role in determining whether there is federal authority to enforce the laws of the United States.

The principal law under which the U.S. exercises its Special Maritime and Territorial Jurisdiction is set forth in Section 7 of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. This statute provides, in relevant part, that the U.S. has jurisdiction over crimes committed on a ship if:

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The recent jury trial acquittal of The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo client Jesse Dailey was discussed in an article in the Brooklyn Paper. A juror described the jury's deliberations.

Brooklyn Paper, February 1, 2016: "Jury finds accused "Park Slope Groper" not guilty"

http://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/39/6/dtg-slope-groper-trial-2016-02-05-bk.html

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On January 25, The Law Office of Matthew Galluzzo earned a full acquittal at trial for our client in Brooklyn Supreme Court. The client was facing multiple felony charges of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree. The case was featured in the news. Attorneys Matthew Galluzzo & Zack Johnson worked together during the trial.

A link to a description of the case is available here:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/23/jesse-dailey_n_4329314.html

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Matthew Galluzzo, a criminal defense attorney and former Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor, gave his expert opinion to the Huffington Post about the Bill Cosby criminal case in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Mr. Galluzzo is a well-recognized expert on the subject of rape and sexual assault investigations whose opinion is frequently solicited by news media regarding notable investigations.

A link to the article is available here.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bill-cosby-andrea-constand-charges_563a943ae4b0b24aee48e821

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Matthew Galluzzo, a criminal defense attorney and former sex crimes prosecutor, gave his expert opinion on the Bill Cosby case in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, for LA public radio station KPCC's AirTalk program.

A link to the article is here, and the interview is available online by downloading the KPCC application.

http://www.scpr.org/news/2015/12/30/56565/bill-cosby-is-charged-with-sexually-assaulting-a-w/

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Reuters solicited the opinion of criminal defense attorney and former sex crimes prosecutor Matthew Galluzzo in regards to reports that a newly-elected prosecutor intends to bring criminal charges for sexual assault against Bill Cosby. Galluzzo is a recognized expert on sexual assault investigations and his opinions on high-profile cases have been sought by numerous media sources including CNN, the BBC, Fox News, and Reuters, among others.

The link to the article is here: New Pennsylvania prosecutor could be first to charge Cosby: experts

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Reuters solicited the opinion of criminal defense attorney and former sex crimes prosecutor Matthew Galluzzo in regards to reports that a newly-elected prosecutor intends to bring criminal charges for sexual assault against Bill Cosby. Galluzzo is a recognized expert on sexual assault investigations and his opinions on high-profile cases have been sought by numerous media sources including CNN, the BBC, Fox News, and Reuters, among others.

The link to the article is here: New Pennsylvania prosecutor could be first to charge Cosby: experts

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On July 6 and 7, Matthew Galluzzo appeared on Fox News TV as an expert legal analyst to give his opinion on the stunning revelation that Bill Cosby had previously admitted, under oath, to possessing quaaludes for the purpose of having sex with women. A former Manhattan sex crimes prosecutor, Matthew Galluzzo now defends individuals wrongly accused of sex crimes and also represents victims of rape and sexual assault in civil lawsuits. A recognized expert on the subject, his opinions on rape and sexual assault investigations have been sought by multiple news organizations and foreign governments.

A clip of the video is available here:

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/29485441/bill-cosby-drugs-sex

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