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Broward Sex Crimes Case Gets Dropped Due To Entrapment

A Broward coach had his charges dismissed (no action) by the Broward State Attorney’s Office after a prosecutor reviewing the arrest determined that the accused was entrapped. The coach was ...
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Why No Sexual Battery Charges Were Filed Against FSU Quarterback

For the past few months, Florida State University quarterback Jameis Winston has been under investigation for a sexual battery that allegedly took place on the FSU campus. Roughly eleven months after ...
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Miami-Dade Substitute Teacher Arrested For Lewd Or Lascivious Battery On A Child

The Miami-Dade Police Department has arrested a 22 year-old substitute teacher on charges of lewd or lascivious battery on a child. Specifically, the alleged victim is 13, making the charge a ...
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Child Pornography Offenses

One of the most common and stigmatizing sex crimes in the State of Florida is the possession or distribution of child pornography. These offenses can be charged a number of ways. Florida Statute ...
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Lewd Or Lascivious Offenses

I have said it many times before, the worst type of criminal charge that you can face is a sex crime. One of the most common types of sex crimes is a lewd or lascivious offense. Lewd or lascivious ...
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Palm Beach Sheriff's Deputy Charged With Lewd And Lascivious Conduct

A veteran of the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office has been arrested and charged with voyeurism and lewd and lascivious conduct after he allegedly touched a teenage girl’s feet as she slept ...
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Miami-Dade's Sex Offender Ordinance

Miami-Dade County has one of the most restrictive sex offender ordinances nationwide. Passed in 2005, the stated goal of the ordinance is to “[prohibit] sexual offenders and sexual predators ...
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Lewd Or Lascivious Molestation With A Victim Under 12

Lewd or lascivious molestation where the accused is 18 or older and the alleged victim is under 12 is a life felony in the State of Florida. This crime is a non-bondable offense due to the fact that ...
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Former Miramar Police Captain Found Guilty Of Lewd And Lascivious Behavior

A 28-year veteran of the Miramar Police Department was convicted this past week of one count of lewd and lacivious behavior. Initially charged with two counts, the jury convicted the former police ...
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Davie Cop Accused of Sexual Battery Begins Second Trial

A Davie police officer is about to begin his second trial after his first trial resulted in a mistrial due to allegations that a jury conducted their own research during deliberations using the ...
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Veteran Miami Police Officer Charged With Sexual Battery

A 7-year veteran of the Miami Police Department has been arrested for one count of armed kidnapping, and one count of sexual battery. The officer was arrested after an Internal Affairs investigation. ...
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Former Broward County Priest Sentenced For Sex Crimes

After pleading guilty to multiple counts of sexual battery and lewd and lascivious battery upon allegations that he molested several children over the course of the past 30 years, a former Broward ...
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Davie Police Officer Set For Second Trial In Sex Crimes Case

A Davie police officer charged with sexual battery is about to go on trial for a second time after his first trial ended in a mistrial. The mistrial was declared because a juror admitted to conducting ...
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Teacher Accused of Lewd Or Lascivious Battery Back In Custody

A Miami-Dade teacher has been taken back into custody after his bond was revoked for allegedly contacting the victim in his case after a stay-away order had been issued by the court. The teacher had ...
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Accused Sex Offender Denied Bond

A 27 year-old Miami man has been charged with two counts of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child for allegedly touching two young children inappropriately. The incident allegedly occurred at a ...
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Broward County School Employee Accused Of Exposing Himself

A Broward County school employee has been charged with exposing himself to a minor. The specific charges are indecent exposure, which is a misdemeanor, and lewd and lascivious exhibition, a ...
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Florida's Sexual Offender Registration Requirements

Florida law requires sex offenders - whether convicted of their crimes within the State of Florida or outside the State of Florida - to register with local law enforcement agencies. Florida law ...
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Miami-Dade Schools Employee Accused of Sex Crime

FDLE (Florida Department of Law Enforcement), the South Florida Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, and the Miami-Dade Schools Police Department arrested a Miami-Dade Schools employee this ...
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Jury Finds Miami Man Guilty of Sexual Battery

It took a Miami-Dade jury about two hours to find a 28-year-old man guilty of sexual battery and having sexual contact with a minor. He was also found guilty of theft and false imprisonment, but those ...
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Former Police Officer Accepts Plea In Child Molestation Case

A former Miami-Dade police officer accused of lewd or lascivious battery of a child 12 to 16 has accepted a plea agreement that will keep him out of state prison. On Tuesday, the 41-year-old former ...
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Miami State Attorney Drops Charges Against Man Accused of Child Molestation

The Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office announced last week that a man accused of lewd or lascivious molestation of a child, who was arrested on those charges earlier this year, would not be prosecuted ...
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Florida City Makes It Harder to Live as a Sex Offender

In Florida, it just became harder to be a registered sex offender. Today's Sun Sentinel told the story of a small Florida town that has effectively banned registered sex offenders from residing within ...
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Sexual Battery: Victim Physically Helpless To Resist

A person who commits sexual battery upon a person 12 years of age or older without that person's consent, when the alleged victim is physically helpless to resist, commits a felony of the first ...
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Pleas In Sex Crime Cases

Every good criminal defense attorney knows when to fight and when to fold. However, a large part of what we do is negotiate plea bargains that will serve our clients' best interests. A good plea ...
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Sex Crimes

Just being accused of a sex crime can ruin your life. You can lose your job. You can be kicked out of school. Your marriage and family life can be destroyed. The stigma of a sexually-motivated offense ...
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