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Missing Girl’s Case Leads to Arrest for Child Porn Crimes

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When a Florida girl didn’t arrive at school on February 26, police originally investigated the situation as a missing person case. Then it turned into a homicide case when the 13-year-old girl was found dead four days later. The suspect was the boyfriend of the girl’s mother, who was arrested for child porn crimes… Read More »

Human Trafficking Sting Nets 228 Arrests

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Undercover investigations for child porn, human trafficking, and other sex crimes are common in Florida. Seeing that the Sunshine State is one of the top states in terms of high human trafficking numbers, law enforcement officials work hard to make arrests and prosecute these crimes. They do this through sting operations on a regular… Read More »

Man Accused of Child Porn, Filming Children in Library

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A man who was already arrested for child porn charges is now facing voyeurism charges as well. The man faces additional charges after he was caught filming children in a library restroom. On February 13, a 12-year-old girl who was at the Lutz Branch Library on West Lutz Lake Fern Road noticed that the… Read More »

Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested for Soliciting Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

An adult who solicits a minor for sexual activity can face serious consequences. Of all people, you would think a police officer would know this best. Unfortunately, a Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy didn’t use his better judgment and was recently arrested for soliciting a teenage girl. The 35-year-old man was arrested by his fellow… Read More »

Florida Man Sues Sheriff, Deputy for False Accusations of Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A Florida man who has been under investigation for child porn is now suing a deputy and sheriff, claiming they have falsely accused him and he has suffered damages as a result. The man is suing Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd and Deputy Sean Jones, claiming that they engaged in false arrest and malicious… Read More »

Man Re-Arrested After Committing Child Porn Offenses

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

After being released from jail, a person may be re-arrested even if they have not committed another crime. It’s possible for law enforcement official and judges to change their minds about a situation A 19-year-old Florida man has been arrested again after he was released a month ago. He was just released in October,… Read More »

5 Men Arrested for Traveling to Meet a Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Five men in Florida were recently taken into police custody for various sex crimes following a sting operation. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office arrested the men during a four-day undercover operation called Operation: Nightcrawler, which targeted people looking to meet children online for sexual activity. The five men arrested were: A 20-year-old man who… Read More »

Attorney Sentenced for Child Porn Possession

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

An attorney from Palm Beach Gardens was recently sentenced for possessing child pornography. The 54-year-old man was arrested in early 2023 after downloading close to 2,000 child porn files. The man admitted to downloading the images to his personal laptop at his apartment in West Palm Beach. The irony of this situation is that… Read More »

Man Investigated Due to Missing Wife Ends Up With Child Porn Charge

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When a person is being investigated by police for one crime, they may end up being charged with another totally different crime. This is what recently happened to a Florida man. His wife went missing so police searched his home for evidence. Instead, they found child pornography and the man was taken into police… Read More »

Florida Couple Sentenced for Cyberstalking, Extortion

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A Florida couple was recently sentenced to just under four years in prison for cyberstalking and extorting money from multiple people, including a judge. The 31-year-old woman and 32-year-old woman from Homestead are each facing four counts of cyberstalking and one count of attempted extortion. They have been sentenced to 46 months in prison,… Read More »

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