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Gymnastics Coach Faces Multiple Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

When parents leave their children in the care of a teacher or coach, they expect that they will be safe. However, with access to child pornography becoming more prevalent in this country—and even this state—authorities are seeing an increase in arrests among those in a position of authority. One local example is a Lakeland… Read More »

Florida Man Accused of Cyberstalking

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

In the past, in order to stalk someone, you had to physically be in their presence. But with the internet, social media and other computer technology, you can now stalk someone from afar. You can do it from the comfort of an electronic device. You don’t need to be in the same city, state… Read More »

Teacher Faces Child Porn Distribution Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child porn is a crime that traverses various populations. Men and women of all ages and professions have been known to view child porn. While it’s shocking to hear of a teacher—someone who works with children—to be accused of viewing and distributing child porn, it happens more often than you think. A Florida high… Read More »

Florida Man to Serve 60 Years in Prison for Child Porn

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Sadly, the victims of child porn are becoming younger and younger. In the past, these victims were primarily older teens. Today, many child porn crimes involve children under the age of 10. In some cases, toddlers and even babies are being used to produce pornographic materials. This was the case for a Florida man… Read More »

Attorney General to Focus on Sex Crimes Involving Minors

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions (the head of the U.S. Department of Justice) has been open about his quest to crack down on crime through harsh punishment. In a speech, Sessions underscored his continued to commitment to bolstering investigations and prosecutions of sex crimes against children. While noting that enhancements in technology are… Read More »

Adoption Process Halted for Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

There are strict laws and procedures in place for those looking to adopt. With child abuse so prevalent, adoption agencies want children to go to the best homes possible—in homes with caring parents who won’t abuse them. Those who engage in child porn do not fall under this category. A Florida man who was… Read More »

Florida Man Faces Cyberstalking Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Technology has made our lives easier in many ways. Unfortunately, it has also made it easier to commit crimes. Stalking is an example of a crime that is easy to commit online. Instead of physically following a person, you can now do it online and cause a significant amount of harm. This is called… Read More »

Boy Scouts Leader Faces Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Child pornography is a crime that’s becoming more and more common. People of all ages and occupations are turning to sexually explicit images of children as a form of entertainment. Even those in authority, such as teachers and leaders, are often drawn to child porn and charged with possession. This does not make it… Read More »

State Probe Leads to Florida Man’s Arrest on Child Porn Charges

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

Florida state authorities recently arrested Alan Firestone of Delray Beach, Florida after months of investigation led to the discovery of 30 images depicting child pornography with victims as young as six years old. The investigation began in October of 2016 after undercover investigations led authorities to believe Firestone, the defendant, had as many as… Read More »

Florida Bus Driver Charged With Child Pornography

By Law Offices of Gilbert A. Schaffnit |

A school bus driver in Florida is facing 13 charges of possession of child pornography. The 56-year-old Green Cove Springs man was arrested on August 2 after law enforcement found videos and images of child exploitation in the trash at his home. Some of the materials found depicted sadomasochistic abuse of children. The U.S…. Read More »

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