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Gymnastics Coach Faces Multiple Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When parents leave their children in the care of a teacher or coach, they expect that they will be safe. However, with access to child pornography becoming more prevalent in this country—and even this state—authorities are seeing an increase in arrests among those in a position of authority. One local example is a Lakeland… Read More »

Florida Teen Jailed for Possession of Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you hear about someone being arrested for child porn, you may think of an older adult—like someone in their 30s, 40s or older. Child porn possession, however, is becoming even more widespread. Even though the penalties for getting caught are very strict, people continue to view and distribute it. Even teens are becoming… Read More »

Florida Man Accused of Cyberstalking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In the past, in order to stalk someone, you had to physically be in their presence. But with the internet, social media and other computer technology, you can now stalk someone from afar. You can do it from the comfort of an electronic device. You don’t need to be in the same city, state… Read More »

Teacher Faces Child Porn Distribution Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn is a crime that traverses various populations. Men and women of all ages and professions have been known to view child porn. While it’s shocking to hear of a teacher—someone who works with children—to be accused of viewing and distributing child porn, it happens more often than you think. A Florida high… Read More »

Florida Man to Serve 60 Years in Prison for Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sadly, the victims of child porn are becoming younger and younger. In the past, these victims were primarily older teens. Today, many child porn crimes involve children under the age of 10. In some cases, toddlers and even babies are being used to produce pornographic materials. This was the case for a Florida man… Read More »

Attorney General to Focus on Sex Crimes Involving Minors

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions (the head of the U.S. Department of Justice) has been open about his quest to crack down on crime through harsh punishment. In a speech, Sessions underscored his continued to commitment to bolstering investigations and prosecutions of sex crimes against children. While noting that enhancements in technology are… Read More »

Adoption Process Halted for Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

There are strict laws and procedures in place for those looking to adopt. With child abuse so prevalent, adoption agencies want children to go to the best homes possible—in homes with caring parents who won’t abuse them. Those who engage in child porn do not fall under this category. A Florida man who was… Read More »

Florida Man Faces 23 Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Viewing child porn is a vice that many Florida residents have. Child porn is attractive to many people because it is new and different, but that doesn’t make it right. It is a crime, and if you engage in it, you are likely to get caught. A Florida man did recently get caught for… Read More »

Florida Man Faces Cyberstalking Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Technology has made our lives easier in many ways. Unfortunately, it has also made it easier to commit crimes. Stalking is an example of a crime that is easy to commit online. Instead of physically following a person, you can now do it online and cause a significant amount of harm. This is called… Read More »

Man Arrested for Child Porn After Leaving Cruise Ship in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Just like there are “rings,” or groups of people participating in crimes such as drug trafficking, prostitution or fraud, there are also child porn rings. These people share sexually explicit images of children with others and even trade or sell them to those within their exclusive group. Almost a year ago, police arrested a… Read More »

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