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Category Archives: Minor Sex Offense

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 »

Florida Man Met Teen For Sex, Faces Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Many people will go to great lengths for sex. Some will even travel to meet a minor for sex, which is a second-degree felony in Florida, resulting in harsh prison sentences. On August 16, a man from Hialeah flew to Orlando International Airport in hopes of meeting a teen girl for sex. That was… Read More »

Woman Faces Sex Trafficking Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sex sells, and unfortunately, many adults use this to their advantage. They engage in human trafficking, which is the use fraud and force to get young children and teens into the sex industry. They force these children to perform sexual acts with promises of money, but the outcome is far from glamorous. A 19-year-old… Read More »

5 Men Arrested in Online Sting Operation

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

COVID-19 has changed the lives of all Americans. People are staying home more. Kids are unable to attend school in person and engage in sports and other activities. This means they are spending more time at home on computers and other electronic devices. Navigating the online world is no safe, though, and many kids… Read More »

Changes in Human Trafficking Due to Pandemic

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed life for everyone. Even those who commit crimes have to make changes to the way they normally do things, thanks to shelter-in-place orders and the economy in general. In Florida, human traffickers are now having to recruit teens online. In the past, they simply kidnapped their victims – typically,… Read More »

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 »

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