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Category: Sex Crimes

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced to 35 Years for Production and Distribution of CSAM

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

When a person is accused of possessing child pornography, they can be prosecuted by both the State of Florida and by Federal law enforcement officials. Considering the nature of the crime, prosecutors will try to fight for the harshest penalties in a criminal case involving child pornography. In a recent federal case, a man has been sentenced to over 30 …

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How a Computer Virus Can Frame You for Child Pornography

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

Child pornography charges have very serious consequences if the accused person is convicted. Child pornography offenses can be penalized by the State of Florida, the federal government, or both. That means a person going into a criminal investigation due to child pornography allegations is likely to face high-cost fines and lengthy prison sentences. What happens if the person accused of …

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Software for Finding Child Pornography Questioned for Accuracy

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

With new advancements in technology, there are various tools and software available to track laptops, tablets, phones, and other digital devices for traces of viewing or sharing child pornography on the internet. This article will explain how software searching for child sexual abuse material (CSAM) works, examples of types of software, and the ongoing issues defense attorneys are having with …

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Leon County’s ICAC and Digital Forensics Unit

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

When law enforcement believes an individual is suspected of possessing or distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM), there are certain techniques and task forces that can be assigned to the case. In Leon County, the Sheriff’s Office uses the North Florida ICAC Task Force (NFITF), which comprises over 35 Florida counties. Leon County also implements a Digital Forensic Unit, which …

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Recent Leon County Arrests for Child Pornography

February 1, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

A person who is alleged to have child sexual abuse material (CSAM) on one of their digital devices is likely to be charged with possession of child pornography. Child pornography charges can be enforced by both State and Federal law, with some of the most severe penalties. This article will provide information on the differences between possession and distribution charges, …

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Brevard County Teacher Charged with Soliciting a Child

January 27, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

The state of Florida has strict laws against engaging in sexual activities with children. A person who has been accused of attempting to lure a child to engage in a sexual act can result in extremely harsh consequences that can last a lifetime. A Brevard County teacher has recently been arrested after attempting to lure a student for sex. This …

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How Sexual Harassment in the Workplace can Lead to Criminal Charges

January 27, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

No one should have to deal with sexual harassment in their place of work—or any place, for that matter. However, with the #MeToo movement, it’s clear that it is more common than many had expected. Sexual harassment typically leads to punishment within the person’s job—whether that be getting transferred, suspended, or fired. However, in more severe instances, sexual harassment can …

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Statute of Limitations and the “Pillowcase Rapist” Case

January 23, 2023 Criminal Defense, Sex Crimes

In certain criminal cases, there is an allotted period of time to report the crime for prosecution, which is known as the Statute of Limitations. However, there are more serious offenses for which there is no statute of limitations. Most commonly cases involving sexual battery or other sexual offenses. This article will provide details from a cold case now going …

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New Tracking System for Florida Rape Kits

January 22, 2023 Criminal Defense, News & Announcements, Sex Crimes

Florida Legislature passed a law in 2021 to implement tracking systems for rape kits, after a 2015 study revealed that over 13,000 rape kits had gone untested in the state. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has since cleared the backlog with additional funding and is now only months away from showcasing the new tracking system. This article will …

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