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Category Archives: sex crimes

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Epstein Victims File Civil Case Amid Weak Prosecution

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Jeffrey Epstein, the hedge fund manager who rubbed elbows with Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, was accused of soliciting underage prostitutes to entertain him and his guests. Due in large part to enlisting the aid of criminal heavyweights like Alan Dershowitz, federal prosecutors offered him a sweetheart deal in which he pleaded guilty to… Read More »

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Florida Teacher Pleads Guilty to Sex with Student

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A New Smyrna Beach middle school teacher has accepted a plea deal for lewd and lascivious battery and the transmission of harmful material to minors by electronic means. Lewd and lascivious battery is a crime that is set aside for consensual sex acts with a child. In most states, this is known as statutory… Read More »

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Florida Student Arrested for Extorting Others with Nude Photos

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The State of Florida accused UNF student, Jesse Martinez, of 15 counts of “sextortion” after he allegedly attempted to compel a man he met on Grindr to perform oral sex on him lest he expose sexually explicit photos of him. An undercover investigation led to his arrest after he had used different names on… Read More »

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Former Sheriff’s Deputy Convicted of Attempted Rape

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A former sheriff’s deputy, Jason Nebergall, was recently sentenced to eight years in prison for the attempted rape of a woman who had called the police to her home. According to the complaint, Nebergall answered a call at the woman’s home and then returned there later in the day. The woman told jurors that… Read More »

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Softball Coach Arrested on Charges of Attempting to Produce Child Pornography

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A man working as a teaching assistant at Northview High School and a girl’s travel softball coach has been arrested on one count of attempting to produce child pornography. Investigators say that Jason Ford posed as a college softball recruiter in an attempt to get young women to send him explicit videos. After getting… Read More »

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The Strange Case of Gary Kitchings

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Gary Kitchings is the Uber driver who was recently sentenced to 22 years in prison for the rape of one his passengers. At 58 years of age, Kitchings had no prior record and had worked many of those years as a foster parent to some of Florida’s most vulnerable children. That image is difficult… Read More »

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Florida Crime on Decline, Rape on Rise

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Despite the overall crime rate dropping across Florida, rape is still on the rise, according to the first half of the state crime data compiled on 2017. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement found that 6,000 fewer crimes had been reported across Florida in the first half of 2017 than in 2016, which represents… Read More »

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Sexual Harassment in Government Offices to Become Crime

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The #MeToo movement has succeeded at many levels, including at the state level for government employees of Florida. Recently, a Florida Senate committee unanimously passed Senate Bill 1628, which would make sexual harassment that occurs in government offices a crime if it becomes law, as reported by the Tampa Bay Times. The bill is… Read More »

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Child Pornography and Child Sex Trafficking

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida family fears that their nine-year-old daughter, Diana Alvarez, has become a victim of child sex trafficking after she went missing in 2016, as reported by People Magazine. Their fears are harbored by the actions of a 29-year-old man, who had earlier been living with the family in their mobile home. The man… Read More »

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House Passes Bill to Impose Mandatory Minimum for Teenage “Sexters”

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

Sexting is the process of taking a pornographic image of oneself and texting it to another person. The practice has grown popular amongst a variety of age groups, and in particular, teenagers. However, what was once an act that might have called for school suspension and being grounded by a parent, may, in the… Read More »

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