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Category Archives: Minor Sex Offense

Human Trafficking on the Rise in Florida Despite Coronavirus

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

The coronavirus is sweeping through Florida and the rest of the country. Florida, like most other states, has shelter in place orders to keep residents at home instead of spreading the deadly virus. However, not everyone is abiding by these orders. People are still heading out and meeting with friends. Maybe they are having… Read More »

Super Bowl Brought Celebrities, Human Trafficking to Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Florida welcomed the Super Bowl with open arms on February 2. Celebrities and lesser-known people alike flocked to the popular tourist destination of Miami to watch the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers. While the big football game no doubt brought a lot of money into the area, it also brought something… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Trolling for Children on Snapchat

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Almost everyone owns a cell phone nowadays. Even elementary school children have them, and many are even on social media sites such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. While these sites are popular, parents need to know of the internet’s scary reality. These websites are teeming with adults who are attracted to children. These people… Read More »

Former Aide to Miami Mayor Arrested for Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Hearing that someone has been charged with child porn and other sex offenses can be alarming, but it can especially troublesome when the person is a prominent figure in the community. Take, for example, a former aide to a mayor in Miami. The 48-year-old man was arrested for groping a teen boy and sending… Read More »

124 People Arrested in Undercover Human Trafficking Sting

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Apparently, at least 100 Florida residents were, given that there were recently 124 arrests in Polk County as part of an undercover human trafficking sting operation called “Operation Santa’s Naughty List” by investigators. Those arrested are facing charges of sex-related crimes, such as human trafficking, traveling to meet minors for sex and luring children… 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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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