Florida’s Sex Industry ‘In A Panic’ After Feds Shut Down Backpage

The feds have been cracking down on websites that cater to prostitution, with them most recently banning Backpage, the classified ad service long derided as the go-to hub for human trafficking, particularly in South Florida. The FBI has indicted the website’s founders and employees, alleging the company raked in tens of millions while knowingly facilitating […]

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Dade City Man Charged with Child Pornography Possession After Authorities Find 274 Computer Files

A 34-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after investigators said they found dozens of images depicting child pornography on his computer. The man was arrested by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement on charges of child pornography possession and promoting child sexual performance. Investigators claim they found 274 files in a “download” folder on the man’s […]

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Arizona 6th Grade Teacher Accused of Sex with Teen Student

A teacher at an Arizona elementary school has been arrested for alleged sexual misconduct with a student. The 27-year-old was taken into custody Thursday morning. Police said they were notified by the school’s principal Wednesday night. They say the allegations were brought to the principal by the parent of the 13-year-old boy, who reported finding […]

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Fort Lauderdale Fencing Coach Accused of Filming Girl in Gym Bathroom

A Fort Lauderdale fencing coach has been arrested and charged with video voyeurism and tampering with evidence. He has also been stripped of his membership in USA Fencing by its governing body, the U.S. Center for Safesport. Fort Lauderdale detectives arrested the man after they allege he secretly recorded a girl using the bathroom and […]

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Corrections Officer Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting in Jacksonville

A 56-year-old corrections officer thought he was agreeing to meet a prostitute at a Circle K Tuesday in Jacksonville, but once he arrived at the location he was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. When he arrived at the store on State Road 20, he allegedly messaged the “woman” he agreed to pay $75 […]

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Hillsborough County Man Accused of Having Sexual Relations with Minors

Authorities in Hillsborough County said a man faces more than 30 charges as part of a sex-with-minors investigation. The 26-year-old Valrico man was taken into custody Friday, according to reports. Deputies said he was charged with 38 different crimes related to “inappropriate sexual contact with two fourteen-year-old minors.” At the time of the offenses, according […]

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Volusia County Teacher Accused of Sex with 8th Grade Student Posts Bail

A former 26-year-old middle school teacher accused of having sex with her 8th grade student posted bail Thursday set at $12,500. The ex-science teacher is accused of having sex with a 14-year-old male middle school student. She was charged Wednesday with two counts of lewd or lascivious battery and one count of transmission of harmful […]

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Youth Gymnastics Coach in Polk County Facing More Child Porn Charges

A Polk County gymnastics coach is facing 40 additional child pornography charges after investigators initially charged him in January. The 21-year-old man has been charged with another 40 counts of possession of child pornography. He was already charged with 22 counts previously. He is being held at the Polk County Jail with no bond. The […]

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Pasco County Assistant Principal Indicted on Child Porn Charges

A federal magistrate judge denied bond for a middle school assistant principal accused of producing and distributing child pornography. The 35-year-old Land O’ Lakes, was taken into custody Tuesday by U.S. Marshals after a Homeland Security investigation of another individual identified in court documents at “Defendant 1” allegedly linked him to the explicit images. A […]

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Naples Judge Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting

A Lee County Circuit Judge was one of six men arrested in a prostitution sting on Friday. Investigators allege the 64-year-old man was going to pay $300 for sex. He is accused of calling a prostitute to meet him at a Naples hotel, but he actually met with an undercover officer who was working a […]

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