Rafael Munguia will plead guilty to raping a woman while she was asleep in a room at the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach, but he'll be sent home a mostly free man immediately. Why? Because he's a citizen of Mexico and Florida's sex-offender probation program isn't equipped to deal with foreign ci ... More >>
Maybe the sneaker mob over at Reebok was just waiting for one of Rick Ross's homies to fire the first shot. So when Rocko announced that he was planning to strike the Bawse's rape lyrics ("Put molly all in her champagne, she ain't even know it/I took her home and I enjoyed that, she ain't even know ... More >>
After pleading guilty to possession of child porn, a judge allowed Nelson Carrizo to spend one last holiday season at home before heading to the big house. It's a pretty common practice for nonviolent criminals who strike plea deals, but Carrizo spent his final months of freedom trolling around on V ... More >>
Soon after a new housekeeper joined the Courtyard by Marriott in Coral Gables in 2009, the hotel's manager began personally assigning her schedule and monitoring her work. Before long, that unusual personal attention turned into unwanted sexual advances, demands for nude photos, and outright molesta ... More >>
After years of sex with animals being technically legal in Florida, the legislature finally passed an anti-bestiality law last year. Eric Antunes looked like he'd be one of the first people prosecuted under the new law when police discovered pictures of him engaged in sex acts with his gir ... More >>
Yesterday marked the two-year anniversary of the day the final sex offenders moved out from the infamous encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. However, the problems that created the camp in the first place haven't been totally eased, and earlier this year sex offenders started popping up in a ... More >>
It's been almost two years now since the last of the sex offenders cleared out from their infamous encampment under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, but the Miami Herald now reports that a new sex offender camp has sprung up in the Shorecrest area. Once again, the Florida Department of Corrections has ... More >>
When trying to get revenge on someone, it's best that your plan doesn't end up getting you arrested for child pornography charges.Take Rashad Hannibal Jackson for example. He wanted to get back at an ex for "disrespecting" him, so he decided to upload a tape he had secretly made while the two wer ... More >>
Jeffrey Brown, a 19-year-old former redshirt freshman defensive lineman with the Miami Hurricanes, has accepted a plea deal in a case involving his alleged rape of a female University of Miami student in a dorm room. As part of the deal Brown will face no prison time and will not have a felon ... More >>
This really is the only logical endpoint in a state so obsessed with sex crimes that we banished sex offenders to live under a bridge and unleashed prosecutors onto sexting teens: A teacher sees two 12-year-old students smooching in gym class and tells the school's principal, who then report ... More >>
A local jury has returned a $100 million judgment in a civil lawsuit against Rev. Neil Dohetry, a former Catholic priest with the Archdiocese of Miami. Although the money might be impossible to collect, the judgment is the biggest ever levied in a case concerning the sexual abuse of children ... More >>
New details are coming out about the investigation that lead to the arrest of Anthony V. Mangione, South Florida's top immigration cop. The Sun-Sentinel reports that AOL e-mail accounts registered to Mangione regularly sent nude and pornographic images of children, including several images of n ... More >>
photo by Citking via Wikimedia CommonsOn October 10, 2010, off the coast of Israel, a 40-year-old South African woman working on a Celebrity cruise ship blacked out while having a drink with a male co-worker in his cabin. She awoke hours later to find the man, a Costa Rican, raping her.The sexual ... More >>
In 2009, Miami-Dade Police arrested Randy Jerome Pozdol after they found video of him sexually assaulting a woman and two children who all appeared to have been drugged and unconscious. However, as the investigation continued, police discovered that the woman in the video had died of a drug overd ... More >>
Federal Republicans were forced to back down from a controversial bill dictating that federal money could only be spent on abortions for woman who were "forcibly raped," where as current language allows for some public spending on abortions for woman who are victims of rape or incest. They backed ... More >>
Malcolm Riddell, a 58-year-old married resident of Sarasota, never got around to password protecting his wireless router. That led to the FBI knocking on his door, holding him up against a wall, and searching his computer for images of child porn according to The Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Riddell ... More >>
Photo by C. StilesGarrett WittelsGarrett Wittels, the Florida International University baseball star who made national headlines last year with a DiMaggio-esque hitting streak, is about to be all over the interwebs for much less savory reasons. Wittels and two friends have been charged in the rap ... More >>
Charlie Garcia, 30 an 11-year employee at Paul W. Bell Middle School, located in west Miami-Dade, was all set to play Santa Claus for the school's holiday festivities. Then Broward Sheriff's Officers knocked on his door. They arrested him for the very un-Santa like crime of possessing child porn ... More >>
St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Fairfield, CT where Coleman worked at the time of the alleged abuseIt's not just disgraced Latin American dictators who come to South Florida to bury their dirty pasts. Apparently, men of the cloth do as well.Walter Philip Coleman, a retired priest now living in Pompa ... More >>
Jacek GancarzIn today's roundup of the sins of South Florida: When rent money runs out for sex offenders, where will they all go? Another sex offender camp? A yacht sinks off Haulover Beach, a toddler goes for a tumble and ends up in the hospital, and a medical building is evacuated because of a ... More >>
On Friday, the Miami-Dade Homeless Trust sent out a self-congratulatory press release announcing it had finally shut down the sex offender shantytown under the Julia Tuttle bridge."From the very first report of people moving in under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, the men and women of The Homeless Tr ... More >>
Now this isn't sensationalist at all. No, the Brevard-based sexual predator watchdog group "Protect Our Children" is being entirely reasonable. If you disagree, you're most likely a pedophile -- or Roger Daltrey.The Who's Pete Townshend is coming to South Florida to perform at the Super Bowl. In ... More >>
,The Who, who we're told used to be a relevant rock band but is now mostly known as the CSI theme song band, will be playing the Super Bowl halftime show. That keeps with the NFL's recent history of letting boring ol' white guy bands your dad likes play the big halftime, but a South Florida grou ... More >>
Jacek GancarzThere's no relief in sight for the sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway. As Miami experienced record low temperatures, the group was forced to huddle for warmth in the makeshift halfway house.Because of county rules that forbid sex offenders from living within 2,500 f ... More >>
The City of Miami is suing Florida over keeping sex offender under the Julia Tuttle Causeway, but the Department of Transportation said the suit should have been filed on their home turf in Leon County. A judge ruled today that the lawsuit can continue in Miami-Dade. The city is alleging t ... More >>
A Miami plastic surgeon is accused of child molestation.
Not every sex offender lives under a bridge, in fact if they're not in jail, many have relatively normal living conditions complete with internet connections and MySpace accounts. Sentinel Tech Holding, a Miami-based firm, specializes in detecting registered sex offenders on social networking sites ... More >>
State officials scrap under-the-bridge policy.
"It seems that the green tide in our paradise is here to stay, and we feel very sad about that."
"Your excellent article exposed the ugly truth."
He's accused of child abuse. But slow down, folks. Think it over.
A lawyer who battled the church takes on the Orthodox establishment
A convicted pedophile earns his release but can't escape from himself
An exclusive private school finds itself in turmoil after parents revolt
What happens when you muster the courage to complain that you've been sexually assaulted at an INS facility? Not much.
From the issue of October 26, 2000
Following death threats to alleged rape victim Bridget Garcia, two police departments open new investigations
Caldwell Theatre Company's How I Learned to Drive
State investigators take a new look at the Nogues family's horror story. And reach a new conclusion.