Disney World Lifeguard Sentenced to 14 ½ Years in Federal Prison for Child Porn

An Orange County man who worked as a Disney World lifeguard has been sentenced to 14 1/2 years in federal prison for distributing, receiving and possessing child pornography. Police claim that an investigation into the 28-year-old’s external hard drive as well as two Toshiba laptops turned up several videos of children in compromising positions. The […]

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Florida Man Accused of Molesting Girl at Hurricane Michael Shelter

A Florida man is accused of molesting a 6-year-old girl at an emergency shelter set up for people seeking refuge from Hurricane Michael. The 60-year-old man was booked Wednesday into the Okaloosa County jail, where he’s being held without bond on a lewd and lascivious molestation charge. The accused, who is homeless, was staying at […]

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Operation Cyber Guardian Fall Haul Nets 13 Men Accused of Soliciting Minors for Sex in Polk County

Men who said they were HIV positive, an Amazon delivery driver and a Disney Springs worker were among more than a dozen arrested last week on charges of soliciting minors for sex. The 13 men are facing charges after Polk County investigators said the men solicited minors between 13 and 14 years old for sex. […]

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Polk County Deputy Charged with Sexual Battery

A longtime 39-year-old Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment Friday. The alleged victim is a deputy sheriff trainee. As described by PCSO, a deputy trainee met the man in Lakeland on Wednesday for help with the training. While the trainee was sitting down, the man allegedly […]

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Florida Sex Crime Defense Lawyers Whittel & Melton – Alleged Victim in Rape Sentenced to 1 year for False Accusations

A 20-year-old woman was sentenced to one year in jail for making false rape allegations against two college football players. The woman, who police say had a sexual encounter with two players in Connecticut and later made false rape allegations so she wouldn’t lose a potential boyfriend, was sentenced Thursday in Bridgeport Superior Court. She […]

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Gainesville Man Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Himself to Children

A Gainesville man was arrested Sunday after police said he exposed himself repeatedly to two children. The 49-year-old was charged with lewd or lascivious conduct involving victims under 16 years of age. Both children told police that the man had exposed himself to them on several occasions for the past four years, according to a […]

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Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3-10 Years in State Prison: Here’s What Our Florida Sex Crimes Attorneys Know

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years in state prison for drugging and molesting his once-friend in 2004. More than 60 women have said publicly that Cosby drugged then assaulted them. Some of the alleged assaults date back to the early 1960s.   Here’s what our Florida Sex Crimes […]

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West Palm Beach Teen Accused of Possessing Child Porn

A monthslong, multistate investigation allegedly connected a West Palm Beach teenager to more than a dozen pornographic images of children. The 19-year-old was arrested Tuesday on 17 counts of possessing child pornography. He was released later that day from the Palm Beach County Jail after posting a $17,000 bond. A judge ordered that he have […]

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St. Pete Restaurant Employee Accused of Recording Women in Bathroom

An 18-year-old man was arrested after deputies said he used his mobile phone to record a woman in a restroom. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, the man has been charged with one count of video voyeurism. Deputies responded Sunday to a St. Pete restaurant after receiving a report of a man recording women […]

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Polk County Man Charged with Capital Sexual Battery

A 29-year-old Haines City man was arrested Friday after being accused of committing sexual battery on an 8-year-old girl. The man has been charged with Sexual Battery on a Person less than 12 years of age, a capital felony. The investigation reportedly began on Aug. 24, when the 8-year-old girl told her mother that the […]

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