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Former Principal Faces Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn viewing and possession is a common crime. Many people don’t find it too disturbing, as they equate it with adult porn. The main difference is the age of the participants. Adult porn features people over the age of 18 and is therefore legal. Child porn, on the other hand, features minor children,… Read More »

124 People Arrested in Undercover Human Trafficking Sting

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Apparently, at least 100 Florida residents were, given that there were recently 124 arrests in Polk County as part of an undercover human trafficking sting operation called “Operation Santa’s Naughty List” by investigators. Those arrested are facing charges of sex-related crimes, such as human trafficking, traveling to meet minors for sex and luring children… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Second Time on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Nobody wants to get arrested and be in trouble with the law. You would think that if a person gets arrested for a certain crime, they would take the appropriate steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again. Unfortunately, that does not always happen. Some people continue with the cycle of crime, especially if it’s… Read More »

Florida Woman Arrested for Posting Child Porn Images on Social Media

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Statistics show that most users of child porn are white males. However, the lure of child porn has no boundaries. Anyone can become addicted to these images. Case in point: a 20-year-old woman from Florida. A Pensacola woman is currently in jail after posting child porn images and videos on the social media site… Read More »

Best Buy Geek Squad Finds Child Porn on Teacher’s Computer

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many computer owners rely on help from outside services to keep their computers up and running. When a laptop needs to be serviced for some reason, many people use Best Buy’s Geek Squad services. Geek Squad has a policy that requires that employees report illegal images to authorities. Employees had to abide by this… Read More »

Florida Attorney Arrested for Child Porn Possession

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn possession is a common crime, but the charges are serious. A person can not only lose their job, but also face jail time, fines and other penalties. An attorney for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DPBR) was recently arrested for child pornography possession. The 48-year-old man once worked with children… Read More »

Florida Men Arrested for Involvement in Child Porn Dark Web Marketplace

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

The internet has opened up the world for so many people who are housebound or have social anxiety. With just a few clicks of the mouse, a person can perform research, shop and even work from home. The internet also allows people to engage in illegal activities, such as view and distribute child porn…. Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Exchanging Child Porn for Gift Cards

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Materials depicting child porn are all too common online. These images victimize children of all ages every time they are viewed by others. As such, sharing or distributing child porn is never legal, even if you trade it for money, gift cards or other items. A man in Florida was recently arrested and charged… Read More »

Disney Workers, Retired Principal Among Those Arrested in Florida Child Porn Sting

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you think of people viewing child porn, you probably don’t imagine those who work with kids. However, anyone—even theme park workers and school principals—can be caught viewing and distributing pornographic images of young children. This was the case in Florida, where a recent child porn sting operation led to the arrest of 17… Read More »

Florida Dance Teacher Faces Decades in Prison for Sexual Abuse of Student

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sex offenses against minors are serious criminal acts. However, many adults still engage in sex acts with young children and teens. Teachers are especially in a position of authority over children, and they often take advantage of this. This mindset causes them to pursue relationships with underage children. As a result, they are apprehended… Read More »

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