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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 »

Boy Scouts Leader Faces Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child pornography is a crime that’s becoming more and more common. People of all ages and occupations are turning to sexually explicit images of children as a form of entertainment. Even those in authority, such as teachers and leaders, are often drawn to child porn and charged with possession. This does not make it… Read More »

State Probe Leads to Florida Man’s Arrest on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Florida state authorities recently arrested Alan Firestone of Delray Beach, Florida after months of investigation led to the discovery of 30 images depicting child pornography with victims as young as six years old. The investigation began in October of 2016 after undercover investigations led authorities to believe Firestone, the defendant, had as many as… Read More »

Florida Bus Driver Charged With Child Pornography

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A school bus driver in Florida is facing 13 charges of possession of child pornography. The 56-year-old Green Cove Springs man was arrested on August 2 after law enforcement found videos and images of child exploitation in the trash at his home. Some of the materials found depicted sadomasochistic abuse of children. The U.S…. Read More »

What is Traveling to Meet a Minor?

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Under Florida law, there are many acts that can constitute child pornography. Even the act of traveling to meet with a minor in an attempt to engage in sexual relations is considered a crime—a second-degree felony, to be exact. The penalties are steep and can affect your life in many ways. Read on to… Read More »

Sex Crimes in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

The term “sex crime” is a rather broad term that many people hear on the news and immediately associate with rape. However, there are far more variations of sex crimes in the state of Florida then you may be aware of. Regardless of the charge, being convicted of a sex crime can have disastrous… Read More »

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