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Brevard County teenager alleges sexual assault by school vendor

In May of this year, a 14-year-old Florida girl reported an incident to her school and later told police she was struck by a car that was driven by an unknown man. She claimed the man forced her into the vehicle and sexually assaulted her after driving to a remote location. In August, police were reportedly called by the girl's mother who informed them that her daughter had seen the man who allegedly committed the sexual assault.

Coach accused of sexual assault, facing serious charges

A gymnastics coach here in Florida has recently been arrested and charged with possession of both firearms and child pornography. He is also facing a charge of sexual assault. The 66-year-old coach was arrested at the end of July for these accused crimes.

Army recruiter facing charges related to alleged sex crimes

An Army recruiter here in Florida has recently been accused of having sex with two girls who were reportedly underage at 17 years of age. Apparently, both of the teenagers had filled out the proper paperwork in order to join the Army. They both met with the 30-year-old recruiter at the recruiting facility. However, they allege that their relationship went beyond that, and the man is now facing various charges related to alleged sex crimes.

Understanding the sex crimes laws of indecent exposure in Florida

There are laws in place to prevent individuals from exposing one's "private parts" in the presence of someone and in a public location. When an individual is suspected of doing so in Florida, he or she may face sex crimes charges of indecent exposure. However, when an individual is charged, the prosecution must establish certain facts of the case in order to obtain a conviction.

Registering as a sex offender under SORNA

If a Florida resident is convicted of a sex crime, they may be required to register as a sex offender under the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act. This federal law is known as SORNA and allows for federal and state authorities to track sex offenders who have returned to their communities once they have finished any prison time that they may have been sentenced to.

How prostitution relates to sex crimes

Like most other states in the nation, it is illegal to engage in prostitution in the state of Florida. Prostitution involves one party offering money for services and another party providing or agreeing to provide services of a sexual nature. In most cases, it does not matter whether or not services are actually provided. Those who provide services, those who arrange services and those who solicit services may be partaking in criminal activity.

Miami man's Twitter account used as evidence of sex crimes

Floridians are living in a digital age. Much of people's lives are in some way related to the internet including on social media sites. While many people likely believe that social media -- including Facebook and Twitter -- are harmless, Florida residents should know that law enforcement officials closely monitor content on these sites to ensure that no illegal activity is occurring. In particular, police very closely monitor these sites for possession of child pornography and other child sex abuse.

Fort Lauderdale pastor found not-guilty of sex crimes

The proper criminal defense can make all the difference in a sex crimes case. Those accused of sex crimes tend to face aggressive prosecution and stigma from the community. However, this does not mean that they are guilty of the crimes in which they have been accused. In fact, like with any criminal charges, they have the opportunity to tell their side of the story in court and clear their name.

NFL star accused of raping Miami Beach woman

Darren Sharper -- a former NFL star -- has been accused of raping a Miami Beach woman. According to the woman, she and a friend were drinking when they met the former NFL safety and his cousin. The woman said that Sharper took her and her friend back to a condo in Miami Beach and that she couldn't remember much of what happened there. Police said that, according to what the woman told them, her friends said she was heard yelling "No!" and "Stop!" from behind a closed bedroom door.

Fort Lauderdale police charge man with child pornography

A Broward county man has been arrested on charges of conspiracy to produce child pornography. At this time, the man's true identity is unknown since he has only gone by an alias by using the name of an allegedly dead man.

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