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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 »

15 Florida Residents Arrested in Child Porn Sting

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn is a serious problem in states such as Florida. As such, law enforcement officials punish these crimes harshly. They also spend a significant amount of time online and out in the communities looking for offenders who are harming children through this abuse. Now that summer is here, investigators are cracking down on… Read More »

Disney Worker Faces Life in Prison for Luring Girl Into Sex

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you think of Walt Disney World and similar amusement parks, you probably imagine family-friendly places to take young kids. Unfortunately, some workers at these theme parks are sexually attracted to children, and this can lead to a dire situation for all involved. A worker at the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World is… Read More »

Florida Man Accused of Having Sex With Teen

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

People will come up with crazy excuses to avoid being convicted of a crime. They may claim mistaken identity. Perhaps they were sleepwalking. Some claim insanity. A Florida man accused of having sex with a minor claimed that he did not recall the events because he took a sleep aid. The 33-year-old man from… Read More »

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 »

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