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Florida Man Arrested in Connection With Large Child Porn Hub

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

It is surprisingly easy for people to get their hands on child porn. With technology, you can simply upload or email images and videos to send to others. In Florida, there is a file sharing hub that was being used to download and distribute child porn. Police think that they have arrested the man… Read More »

Former NASCAR Driver Rick Crawford Charged with Enticing a Minor

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

By law, adults are to have sex only with adults. When they engage in sexual activity with a person under the age of 18, they can face serious criminal charges. However, many are drawn to the allure of having sex with children. Because they know it is illegal and forbidden, it often makes it… Read More »

Fort Lauderdale Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Even though it is illegal, child porn is still alluring to many people. They may be unfazed by porn featuring adults and want to see something that will really shock them. Yes, child porn does have a high shock factor, but simply viewing these images is against the law. Someone caught watching videos or… Read More »

11 Men Arrested, Charged in Child Porn Sting

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

If you possess or distribute pornographic images of children and think you’ll never get caught, think again. Investigators often spend months researching and identifying suspects using tips from others. One recent sting in Florida, dubbed Operation Guardians of Innocence II, netted 11 suspects who will face a total of 660 criminal charges for engaging… Read More »

Florida Cyberstalker Faces Charges Weeks Later

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When a person is charged with a crime, sometimes they learn from it and never reoffend. Others, however, are unfazed and continue to engage in illegal behavior. A Florida man has been arrested again, after being charged with a different crime just two weeks earlier. The 27-year-old Crestview man is facing felony child porn… Read More »

Florida Landlord Engages in Cyberstalking Via Craigslist

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Craigslist is a great site for buying and selling household items, as well as finding housing and jobs. However, some people use it for unsavory purposes, such as for sex. One Florida man used it to cyberstalk a former tenant who rebuffed his sexual advances toward her. The 51-year-old Lake Worth man was recently… Read More »

Florida Teen Jailed for Possession of Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When you hear about someone being arrested for child porn, you may think of an older adult—like someone in their 30s, 40s or older. Child porn possession, however, is becoming even more widespread. Even though the penalties for getting caught are very strict, people continue to view and distribute it. Even teens are becoming… Read More »

Florida Man Faces 23 Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Viewing child porn is a vice that many Florida residents have. Child porn is attractive to many people because it is new and different, but that doesn’t make it right. It is a crime, and if you engage in it, you are likely to get caught. A Florida man did recently get caught for… Read More »

Man Arrested for Child Porn After Leaving Cruise Ship in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Just like there are “rings,” or groups of people participating in crimes such as drug trafficking, prostitution or fraud, there are also child porn rings. These people share sexually explicit images of children with others and even trade or sell them to those within their exclusive group. Almost a year ago, police arrested a… Read More »

Sex Crimes in Florida

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

The term “sex crime” is a rather broad term that many people hear on the news and immediately associate with rape. However, there are far more variations of sex crimes in the state of Florida then you may be aware of. Regardless of the charge, being convicted of a sex crime can have disastrous… Read More »

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