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St. Petersburg Grindr Sting Nabs Four for Sex Trafficking

Local police officers posing as teenagers on a popular dating app recently arrested four men in St. Petersburg on various charges, alleging they had attempted to arrange sexual contact with what they believed were minors. The men were arrested after communicating with undercover officers through Grindr, according to the St. […]

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Thu Apr 30, 1:01am

Child Pornography

7,000 Years Behind Bars: Florida Child Porn Arrest Carries Big Potential Penalties

A man recently arrested in the Sunshine State on a wide range of child pornography and other charges is looking at a lot of time behind bars if convicted. Mark Harvey was arrested in February and initially charged with two counts of using a computer to solicit a minor and […]

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Thu Apr 16, 12:59am

Traveling to Meet a Minor

Polk County Sex Sting Nabs 16 Men | Whittel & Melton

The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has arrested 16 men in an undercover sting targeting men accused of seeking to have sex with children. Sheriff Grady Judd announced the arrests last week, which included a registered sexual predator; a Navy veteran who works for Disney Vacation Club; an assistant youth soccer […]

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Mon Mar 30, 8:01pm

Child Pornography

Fort Lauderdale Retired Principal Guilty of Child Porn | Whittel & Melton

A retired principal living in Fort Lauderdale could spend the next 20 years living behind bars after pleading guilty in federal court to child pornography possession. The 75-year-old will be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Rodolfo Ruiz on May 18 in Fort Lauderdale federal court. With a guilty plea and […]

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Tue Mar 10, 6:44pm

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