Charles Michael Segaloff / Michael Makai criminal case update – 01/25/2016

Author, previously convicted sex offender, and self-proclaimed BDSM “expert” Charles Michael Segaloff (aka Michael Makai) was arraigned today, appeared in court, pled not guilty, and was remanded back to the custody of the US Marshals per the previous detention order. Trial set for 3/8/2016. You can see the new docket summary and minute sheet of … Read More

Quick Note: Why I’m not posting certain documents in the Charles Michael Segaloff (Michael Makai) case.

There has been a valid point brought up that I want to make sure I clarify, since I cannot remember all the places I have clarified it. (Fibrofog is a bitch, so…blog post.) And I’m tired of repeating myself, so, huzzah, blog post. In the Charles Michael Segaloff (Michael Makai) arrest and federal case, I’m … Read More

01/04/2016 – Charles Michael Segaloff / Michael Makai case update

I’ve posted the latest updates from PACER on the ongoing federal case against Charles Michael Segaloff (aka BDSM writer Michael Makai). Of special note, you’ll want to read the detention order. Why you trust your gut: #BDSM and predators in the lifestyle. (Charles Michael Segaloff / Michael Makai arrest) As always, you have permission to … Read More

US legal system primer: how someone is labelled a “registered sex offender.”

I’m seeing an appalling number of people who are either just woefully ignorant of how our justice system works, or are deliberately being willfully stupid, when it comes to this case of Michael Makai / Charles Michael Segaloff. You cannot just get slapped with a “sex offender” label. To become a registered sex offender, you must … Read More