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High School Band Director Arrested for Having Sex With Boy

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

School teachers and staff have a responsibility to protect children. Students should be able to trust the adults they come into contact with during the course of their day. While sex should be reserved for consenting adults, sometimes children, particularly teens, are confused for consenting partners. This is not only confusing but illegal.  A… Read More »

Florida Sports Radio Personality Accused of Soliciting Teen Boy for Sex

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sex is an act designed to be for two consenting adults. While the age of consent varies from state to state, it is generally believed that adults should not have sex with anyone under the age of 18. Some do anyway, and the law frowns on this type of minor sex offense.  A popular… Read More »

Florida Firefighter Charged With 22 Counts of Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

It is not uncommon for upper class members of society and first responders—those who are often considered “heroes”— to develop child porn addictions and risk everything in the process. We live in a society that is infatuated with sex, which causes people to look for images that contain sexual images. While most people look… Read More »

Florida Music Teacher Sentenced to Prison for Lewd Conduct With Student

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Teachers see their students for a large portion of the day—sometimes 6-7 hours or longer. They often learn a lot about their students and this sometimes leads to emotional connections. These emotional connections may lead to a romantic relationship, which may involve touching, kissing and even sex. While teacher-student relationships on a romantic level… Read More »

Florida Man Faces Federal Charges for Child Porn, Trafficking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When people think of child porn, they may think of acts involving young children. However, it can also entail an adult having sex with someone under the age of 18. Even if a person is 17 or 17 ½, they are still considered a minor under the law. An adult who has sex with… Read More »

Florida Child Porn Suspect Kills Himself at Traffic Stop

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn suspects often spend many years in prison for their actions. Some, however, would rather kill themselves than spend time as an inmate living in a small cell. Unfortunately, that was the case for a Florida man.  A recent traffic stop in Florida resulted in a fatality. The incident happened on the evening… Read More »

Florida Gymnastics Teacher Faces Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A person who works with children is held to high standards. They must act in a professional manner at all times and not engage in activities that could be hurtful to children. This not only means refraining from child abuse, but also refraining from viewing and downloading child porn. While this may seem like… Read More »

Michigan Man Arrested for Traveling to Meet a Minor in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

It is not uncommon for adults to travel to meet someone for sex, particularly if they are in a long-distance or long-term relationship. But when the person they are meeting is considered a child under the law, they can face criminal charges. Traveling to meet a minor is a common crime initially committed online…. Read More »

2 Florida Men Arrested for Conspiracy to Sexually Assault Child

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sexually assaulting a child is a horrific crime. No child should be put in harm’s way, and the law aims to protect these children to the fullest extent possible. A person who even plots to assault a child can face serious criminal penalties. Two Florida men were recently arrested for planning to rape a… Read More »

Florida Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting 2 Children

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Unfortunately, sexual assault can happen to anyone, young or old, male or female. Even babies and young children are assaulted by adults—even family members—because they are considered to be easy targets. In these instances, the laws are very strict and prison time is almost always recommended. A Hollywood man was arrested on February 6… Read More »

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