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Category Archives: Minor Sex Offense

13 Men Arrested In Florida Sting Operation

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sexual abuse of children is a serious crime, but that doesn’t deter a lot of people. Sex crimes against minors are common in Florida, which is why police departments often set up sting operations to catch those trying to harm children. A recent sting operation in Florida netted 13 arrests. The undercover operation was… Read More »

Nationally Recognized Teacher Faces Multiple Sex Crimes

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Nobody expects a respected teacher — especially a nationally recognized one — to commit a crime, especially a sex crime that involves a child they met online. This was recently the case in Florida, where a teacher was arrested for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy. The 46-year-old man was arrested on October 3 after… Read More »

Florida Couple Accused Of Trafficking Teen

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Human trafficking is rampant in Florida. People of all ages can be victims, but younger children, particularly female teens, are most often targeted. A husband and wife were arrested on June 27 for trafficking a teenage girl. The 44-year-old man and 45-year-old woman face multiple criminal charges, including human trafficking, sex, and prostitution charges…. Read More »

Florida Man Arrested For Various Sex Offenses

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many people are attracted to younger girls and boys. However, this behavior is frowned upon, as teens and other young children under the age of 18 cannot legally consent to sex. This means that sex offenses involving minors are illegal and can lead to significant penalties. This is the case for a Florida man,… Read More »

Miami Man Accused Of Human Trafficking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many teens are lured by the thought of making a lot of money in a short period of time. So when they are approached by someone who promises large amounts of cash for easy work, of course they want to believe it. They take the person up on their offer, only to find out… Read More »

12 Arrested In Undercover Sting Targeting Child Predators

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Florida has some of the toughest laws when it comes to meeting minors for sex. Many adults prey on children online because they think they won’t get caught. They visit online chat rooms and try to coerce children to meet with them for sex. Sometimes they are successful. In some cases, though, a police… Read More »

Human Trafficking Sting Operation Nets 108 Arrests

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many sheriff’s departments in Florida regularly perform sting operations to get sex offenders off the streets and behind bars. Investigators pose as young children to try to entice these adults—typically men—and then arrest them when they initiate sexual encounters. In March, the Polk County Sheriff’s Department performed a six-day undercover operation that focused on… Read More »

Former Teacher Arrested For Traveling To Meet A Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Parents and others in the community depend on teachers to do the right thing. This means treating children with respect, and not trying to sexualize them. A former teacher has been arrested for attempting to meet with a minor for sex. He faces charges of traveling to meet a minor,  obscene communication, and unlawful… Read More »

Florida Teacher Accused Of Sexually Assaulting Student

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

While it’s good for teachers and students to get along with each other, they can get a little too close and personal at times. After all, they spend a lot of time together at school and this can develop into something more than a teacher-student relationship. Sometimes these relationships turn romantic and even sexual…. Read More »

Man Faces Life In Prison For Human Trafficking In Miami

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Florida offers gorgeous weather and many attractions and amenities, attracting tourists from all over the world. Because of this, Florida – especially the Miami area – is a hot spot for human trafficking. Human trafficking affects people of all ages, including children and teens. A Connecticut man was recently found guilty of commercial sex… Read More »

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