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Seminole County Arrests 26 in Child Sex Sting by Posing as Minors

Law enforcement in Seminole County announced on March 24 that they arrested 26 men in a child sex sting.  In the sting, police officers posed as children online where the men made contact with them.  In the sting, the officers posed as 11-14 year olds and had internet chats and even phone conversations with the […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, April 1, 2014

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Two Fort Myers Teens Reportedly Among Victims of National Child Porn Ring

In mid-March, the Department of Homeland security announced that it had arrested 14 men across the nation for running a child pornography website which contained videos of hundreds of teenage boys in a sting called “Operation Round Table”.  According to law enforcement, 26-year-old Jonathan Johnson posed as a teenage girl on various social networking sites […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, March 21, 2014

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Is Harsher Punishment the Answer? Florida Legislators Think Yes

Is Harsher Punishment the Answer? Florida Legislators Think Yes Statistically, the United States is the most jailed country in the world, with evidence supporting the fact that one out of a hundred United States residents will spend time in prison. The homicide rate in America still ranks in the top ten highest in the world, […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, March 4, 2014

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The Jimmy Ryce Act and Other Sexual Predator Laws Undergo Changes in Florida

2014 promises to be a big year for Florida legislators with a slew of new laws and amendment revisions already making the rounds. The theme is centered on tougher laws and penalties for convicted offenders. Changes include the new Justifiable Use of Force revision as well as a proposal for tougher penalties for DUI and […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, March 3, 2014

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Undercover Sex Sting Operation in Manatee County Results in 25 Arrests

Between February 10 and February 17, undercover officers from the Manatee County Sherriff's Department posed as minors online in order to catch child predators.  The officers arranged meetings with 25 men in their homes, where the men believed that they were going to be having sexual encounters with minors.  Among the charges faced by the […]

Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins, February 18, 2014

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