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Florida Man Arrested for Exchanging Child Porn for Gift Cards

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Materials depicting child porn are all too common online. These images victimize children of all ages every time they are viewed by others. As such, sharing or distributing child porn is never legal, even if you trade it for money, gift cards or other items. A man in Florida was recently arrested and charged… Read More »

Disney Workers, Retired Principal Among Those Arrested in Florida Child Porn Sting

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you think of people viewing child porn, you probably don’t imagine those who work with kids. However, anyone—even theme park workers and school principals—can be caught viewing and distributing pornographic images of young children. This was the case in Florida, where a recent child porn sting operation led to the arrest of 17… Read More »

Florida Dance Teacher Faces Decades in Prison for Sexual Abuse of Student

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sex offenses against minors are serious criminal acts. However, many adults still engage in sex acts with young children and teens. Teachers are especially in a position of authority over children, and they often take advantage of this. This mindset causes them to pursue relationships with underage children. As a result, they are apprehended… Read More »

Florida Man Accused of Child Porn Possession, Molestation Could Go Free

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Police officers, detectives and other law enforcement officials have to abide by the law when it comes to gathering evidence and searching an accused individual’s home, car and other belongings. When they fail to execute proper search and seizure procedures, as outlined in the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, any evidence obtained may… Read More »

Dogs Used to Detect Child Porn in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

You have probably heard of dogs that can sniff out drugs and bombs, but what about child porn? To be clear, these specially trained dogs in Florida can’t tell you where to find images and videos of children in sexually explicit poses. However, they can sniff out hidden electronic devices such as thumb drives…. Read More »

South Florida Police Officer Accused of Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn is a crime that anyone can commit. It knows no boundaries. People young and old are accused of this crime. So are people with good careers. Even police officers—the ones who investigate child porn crimes—are often at the opposite end. This was recently the case in South Florida, when a police officer… Read More »

Florida Teacher Guilty of Traveling to Meet a Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Teachers have a duty to protect children and help them learn the things they need to know to succeed in life. Unfortunately, some teachers are fond of minors in a different way that is not only unethical but illegal. Traveling to meet a minor is a felony offense that comes with serious consequences. Some… Read More »

Florida Doctor Faces Prison Sentence for Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn possession and distribution are common crimes that are growing in nature. In the past decade, it has grown by 2500%, making it one of the fastest-growing crimes in the United States. More than 100,000 children are victimized through child porn every year. People of all walks of life are attracted to child… Read More »

Disney Employee Arrested on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Families in Florida visit Disney World and other amusement parks on a daily basis. It is expected that these places would be family-friendly, and they are, for the most part. However, some of the employees there are attracted to young children, which can make parents super cautious. Some employees engage in criminal acts involving… Read More »

Sexual Offender vs. Sexual Predator in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

As a concerned citizen or a person charged with a sex crime, you may have heard the terms “sexual offender” and “sexual predator” used interchangeably. However, these terms are different and are based on the number of sexual offenses a person has, as well as the severity of the crimes. It is important for… Read More »

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