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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 »

Florida Woman Faces 100+ Child Porn/Bestiality Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Watching child porn can be addictive for many people. They may then look for images that are more extreme, such as bestiality images, which involve animals in sexually explicit positions. In some cases, people create their own content. A young woman in Florida became interested in these types of images. Police were able to… Read More »

Former Aide to Miami Mayor Sentenced to Prison for Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

As humans, we’re curious. When it comes to child porn, we may be interested in looking at a photo or two to see what it looks like. Some people take this a step further and create their own child porn. This is even more serious than looking at child porn. It can have severe… Read More »

8 Arrested in Anti-Child Porn Sting in Polk County

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A recent sting, called Operation May’s Monsters, has led to eight arrests. The offenders, all men, were arrested by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on June 1. Between them, they face 1,280 felony charges. The men were arrested by the sheriff office’s Computer Crimes Unit, which focused on identifying those who possessed and distributed… Read More »

2 Florida Men Get 111-Year Prison Sentences for Child Porn Crimes

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Possession of certain items can get you in legal trouble. Drugs probably come to mind. However, most crimes don’t get the punishment that two men were recently handed down for child pornography possession: 100+ years in prison. In late May, two men faced sentencing for child porn crimes they were charged with in 2020… Read More »

Florida Man Faces Child Porn Charges After Having Sex With Teens

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

You may not think much of teens having sex with other teens. It’s a common thing, right? Yes it is, to some degree. However, when the sexual activity is recorded or photographed, and the person is under the age of 18, it becomes child porn, which is illegal. So it becomes a tricky situation… Read More »

Man Arrested After Meeting a Minor for Sex in Lake Mary

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A 38-year-old Orlando man was arrested in early June after he allegedly traveled to Lake Mary with the intent of meeting a minor for sex. The man was speaking to a person who he thought was a minor online. He assumed he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl but instead, it was an undercover… Read More »

Man Guilty of Child Porn Possession While on Probation

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you have been committed of a crime, you may be able to avoid jail time by serving probation. Probation allows you to live in the community as a free person, with some restrictions. While on probation, you cannot commit any other crimes. If you do, you will face strict punishment and likely have… Read More »

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