(b) Paragraph (a) shall not apply if a consensual sexual relationship existed between the lawyer and the client before the legal representation commenced.
(c) A lawyer shall not require or demand sexual relations with a client incident to or as a condition of any professional representation.
The penalties listed for each case are the maximum amount of time the client was facing, based upon the structured sentencing guidelines and taking into consideration each client’s criminal record at that time.
The Little Rascals Day Care Center was a day care in Edenton, in the U. state of North Carolina where, from 1989 to 1995, there were arrests, charges and trials of seven people associated with the day care center, including the owner-operators, Betsy and Bob Kelly.
While the alleged abuse was occurring, no parents noticed anything unusual about their children's behavior to indicate abuse or torture.
The eight-month trial against Bob Kelly was the most expensive in North Carolina history, ending in conviction on 99 of 100 charges and twelve consecutive life sentences.
This is because the children perceive the repeated questioning as a sign that they did not give the "correct" answer previously.
Under the general rule on conflicts and the rule on prohibited transactions (Rule 1.8), relationships with clients, whether personal or financial, that affect a lawyer's ability to exercise his or her independent professional judgment on behalf of a client are closely scrutinized.
On May 2, 1995 all convictions were reversed in the Court of Appeals.
Day-care sex-abuse hysteria was a moral panic that occurred primarily in the 1980s and early 1990s featuring charges against day-care providers of several forms of child abuse, including Satanic ritual abuse.
Studies also show that when adults ask children questions that do not make sense (such as "is milk bigger than water? "), most children will offer an answer, believing that there is an answer to be given, rather than understand the absurdity of the question.
Furthermore, repeated questioning of children causes them to change their answers.