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Two Men Pay Teens for Sex, Get Arrested for Human Trafficking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

It is acceptable for consenting adults to engage in sexual activity. Minors, however, are not allowed to have sex with adults. When they do, and are paid for it, this is called human trafficking. Human trafficking can also involve forced labor that resembles modern-day slavery. You would think that this crime would not occur… Read More »

Florida Man Facing Cyberstalking Charges Against Former Classmate

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sometimes the mistakes you make in the past come back to haunt you. This is the case for a Florida man who had a sexual encounter with a classmate 17 years ago–when the man was 17 years old and the girl was just 13. The woman had written an essay for an online magazine… Read More »

Florida Man Faces More than 300 Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Viewing images of children in sexual positions may seem offensive to most people, while some people are curious about them. After viewing adult porn, some people move on to child porn for the shock value. They know it’s wrong, but they simply can’t look away. However, some people tend to forget that simply viewing… Read More »

Man Arrested After Traveling to Florida to Meet 16-Year-Old Girl

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Technology makes it easy for people of all ages to chat with others, no matter where in the world they are located. Not only is there online dating, but apps for school-age children to discuss topics of interest with other like-minded individuals. Most people use these apps for legitimate purposes, but others use them… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Child Porn Thought it Was Legal

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In order to avoid being convicted of a crime, some people claim that they are unaware of the law. This may get a person out of criminal charges in some cases, but this is likely not the case when it comes to child porn. Naked photos of 10-year-old children are never legal, but one… Read More »

Man Charged with Child Porn After Exchanging Illicit Messages With Florida Teen

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When people think of child porn, they may imagine someone viewing photos of young children without their consent. Child porn, however, is fairly broad and encompasses many elements. Even texting images to a person while in a consensual relationship can be construed as child porn, particular if the images are of a child. A… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Cyberstalking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In the past, stalking involved physically following a person and showing at their homes and other places they frequent. Stalking is much easier nowadays. With computers, smartphones and tablets prevalent in today’s society, you can easily stalk someone without even leaving your phone. This is called cyberstalking and it can result in serious penalties…. Read More »

Florida Police Deputy Charged With Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Would you believe that a police deputy has been charged with possession of child porn? Such a crime happens more often than you think, and often involves people you would least suspect. Teachers, coaches, bus drivers, prominent government officials and yes, even police officers have been accused and convicted of child porn. A police… Read More »

Florida Man Facing 100 Counts of Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Possession of child porn is a common occurrence, particularly in Florida. Many people become addicted to viewing this type of porn. They either are unaware of the legal consequences, or they know but don’t care. Most people who view child porn don’t think that they will ever be caught. However, many people do, and… Read More »

Florida Man Arrested for Sex Trafficking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Unfortunately, many adults take advantage of children and use them for unsavory purposes, such as for sexual favors. This activity is very common, particularly in states such as Florida, but also illegal. A Florida man has been arrested for engaging in human sex trafficking with a minor. The 26-year-old man from Savannah was arrested… Read More »

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