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Teacher Arrested on Child Porn, Solicitation Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A 34-year-old man was arrested after an investigation showed that he was having a relationship with a student at Martin County High School in Stuart. The automotive maintenance teacher is facing charges of child pornography possession and soliciting a minor. The investigation began after a student told his mother of the rumor. That was… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Cache of 1,000+ Child Porn Files

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sometimes people get interested in child pornography and may have a small stash of physical or digital files of children in sexually suggestive poses. But it is also common for collectors to go overboard and have hundreds or even thousands of files. This was the case for an Ocala man, who was recently arrested… Read More »

Former Teacher Faces 35 Years in Prison for Child Porn Crimes

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A former teacher from Florida is facing more than 400 counts of child pornography after being arrested in November 2020. At the time of his arrest, he was in possession of more than 700 photos and videos of children being sexually abused or exploited. Some of the victims were as young as infants. He… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Traveling to Meet a Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many adults are interested in having sex with younger people. The problem with that is that if the person is under the age of 18, they are considered a minor. Traveling to meet a minor for sex is illegal under Florida law. A Florida man was recently arrested for attempting to meet with a… Read More »

Registered Sex Offender Convicted of Child Porn Crimes a Second Time

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

If you get arrested for child porn crimes and end up with probation, you should know that a subsequent offense would be penalized much more severely. But some people keep reoffending, ending up in prison for their crimes. This was recently the case in Florida, when a man who had been put on probation… Read More »

Santa Claus Charged With Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A town’s former volunteer Santa Claus is facing child porn charges after he was caught in possession of more than 1,500 child porn files. Police arrested the man, who once dressed as Santa for Lauderdale-by-the-Sea’s annual Christmas celebration, in July. On the town’s Facebook page, you can see the man decked out head to… Read More »

Former Fire Chief/Volunteer Santa Faces Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Most people have never seen a child pornography image in their lives. Then there are those who have access to hundreds of them. And these people aren’t who you would usually expect. Sometimes they are respected community leaders who you would trust around your children. Knowing that these people have committed despicable crimes against… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Traveling to Meet a Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

The internet, particularly social media, is a great way for people to stay in touch with each other. It is also a way for people to meet others for sex. Sometimes the sex is between consenting adults. In other cases, the adult propositions a minor, leading to an arrest. This recently happened in Florida…. Read More »

Father, Son Arrested for Child Porn Possession

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

There are many activities that fathers and their sons can do together. Some play sports or build cars. They may do puzzles or watch TV. While there are many possible father-son activities, it’s best to avoid criminal activities, such as child porn crimes. A father and son were recently arrested by Pensacola police after… Read More »

Many People Arrested for Human Trafficking In Country Illegally

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Human trafficking is something that law enforcement officials are cracking down on in Florida, especially since the state is known for such a crime. There are 4.08 cases per 100,000 people in this jurisdiction. Human traffickers are not picky; anyone of any age will do, although young children are targeted quite often, especially girls… Read More »

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