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Florida Massage Parlor Faces Prostitution Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you think of prostitution, you may imagine scantily dressed women on street corners. However, prostitution can occur in a number of ways. Sometimes this activity is hidden in buildings, such as massage parlors. An undercover investigation in Florida unveiled such activity. Police found that two spas in New Port Richey were engaging in… Read More »

Florida Man Asks to Be Arrested for Downloading Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many law enforcement officials engage in lengthy investigations to catch those engaged in child porn and other crimes. They often put in a lot of work to catch criminals. So when a person willingly turns themselves in to police, it definitely makes their job much easier. This was the case for the Pensacola Police… Read More »

Florida Man Faces Prison Time for Soliciting Teen Girls Online

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Social media allows people to communicate with others in different cities, states and even countries. While this communication is typically harmless, it can sometimes be criminal in nature. For example, an adult exchanging sexually explicit content and images with a minor can face legal trouble. This is especially true if the adult decides to… Read More »

Man Pretends to be College Coach to Make Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Engaging in child porn is bad enough, but engaging in it by lying about one’s identity is even worse. This is what an Alabama man did in order to get in contact with female high school students. The man is now in jail in South Florida.  In late November, the 42-year-old man pled guilty… Read More »

Two Men Pay Teens for Sex, Get Arrested for Human Trafficking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

It is acceptable for consenting adults to engage in sexual activity. Minors, however, are not allowed to have sex with adults. When they do, and are paid for it, this is called human trafficking. Human trafficking can also involve forced labor that resembles modern-day slavery. You would think that this crime would not occur… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested in Connection With Large Child Porn Hub

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

It is surprisingly easy for people to get their hands on child porn. With technology, you can simply upload or email images and videos to send to others. In Florida, there is a file sharing hub that was being used to download and distribute child porn. Police think that they have arrested the man… Read More »

Florida Man Facing Cyberstalking Charges Against Former Classmate

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sometimes the mistakes you make in the past come back to haunt you. This is the case for a Florida man who had a sexual encounter with a classmate 17 years ago–when the man was 17 years old and the girl was just 13. The woman had written an essay for an online magazine… Read More »

Florida Man Faces More than 300 Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Viewing images of children in sexual positions may seem offensive to most people, while some people are curious about them. After viewing adult porn, some people move on to child porn for the shock value. They know it’s wrong, but they simply can’t look away. However, some people tend to forget that simply viewing… Read More »

Former NASCAR Driver Rick Crawford Charged with Enticing a Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

By law, adults are to have sex only with adults. When they engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 18, they can face serious criminal charges. However, many are drawn to the allure of having sex with children. Because they know it is illegal and forbidden, it often makes it… Read More »

Man Arrested After Traveling to Florida to Meet 16-Year-Old Girl

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Technology makes it easy for people of all ages to chat with others, no matter where in the world they are located. Not only is there online dating, but apps for school-age children to discuss topics of interest with other like-minded individuals. Most people use these apps for legitimate purposes, but others use them… Read More »

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