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Category Archives: Sex Crimes

Sexting and Florida Law: What You Need to Know

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In the age of cell phones, texting has become ubiquitous. Everywhere you go, someone is on their phone texting someone. Some are even sexting, which involves sending sexually explicit messages and photos to others. Sexting is used to flirt with others and is especially common among high school and college students. Sexting among adults… Read More »

Target “Peeper” Sentenced In Federal Court

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Former United States marshal, Michael Rivera (defendant), was sentenced recently in connection to his peeping case at a North Dakota Target store. Rivera pled guilty to one count for the receipt of images depicting the sexual exploitation of minors. Federal Judge Ralph Erickson sentenced the defendant to seven years in federal prison followed by… Read More »

Florida Man Sentenced For World’s Largest Child Porn Website

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Naples, Florida resident, Steven Chase, has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for running what the FBI called the “world’s largest child pornography website.” The sentence comes after Chase’s February 2015 arrest when the FBI determined found him to be the creator of the Tor network website “Playpen” with over 150,000 members…. Read More »

Preacher Sentenced to 35 Years for Child Sex Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

North Florida preacher Kenneth Adkins was recently sentenced for child sex charges. Adkins was convicted of five counts of child molestation, two counts of aggravated child molestation, and one count of enticing a child. The judge sentenced Adkins to 35 years in prison followed by sex offender probation for the duration of his life…. Read More »

Registering As Child Porn Offender In Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Florida state law places the protection of children at the forefront of their legislation. One of the means by which this is done is by requiring certain criminal offenders to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. This means that individuals convicted of certain sexually related offenses must register with the Florida Department… Read More »

What Is Sexual Battery?

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sexual battery charges are some of the most serious charges under Florida law. In most cases, sexual battery is commonly referred to as rape and is defined as “sexual penetration without consent”. What may be surprising to people is that most occurrences of sexual battery are not between strangers, but in most instances, it… Read More »

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