Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on March 3, 2011, 16-year-old Susan Jackson returned to the Vanguard School in Lake Wales after a trip to Starbucks with a classmate. The girls' dorm monitor, Kami Land, had driven them in her car to the coffee shop and then dropped them off near Boyd Hall, their dorm at the ... More >>
There are a plenty of terrifying real-life Florida stories for Halloween, but let's be honest: Ain't nothing scarier than clown crimes. And the Sunshine State has had more than its share of felonious clowns terrorizing the population.
In 2007, Miami New Times first documented the unintended side effect of Miami-Dade County's strict laws about where convicted sex offenders can live: Namely, that dozens of men were forced by law to live under the Julia Tuttle Causeway in squalid conditions. The men were eventually moved out amid na ... More >>
Some particularly annoying men love to derail online feminist discussion with the war chant of "Not All Men," to the point that it's been memefied and ridiculed. What's scary though is the amount of men who try to justify their sexual violence against women by claiming that, well, "yes all men." E ... More >>
Former NFL star Darren Sharper will not be charged for allegedly raping a woman in Miami Beach. Prosecutors announced today that they'd drop the charges, in part because the victim did not file charges until three months after the alleged incident. Sharper however still faces similar charges in Ari ... More >>
Former NFL player Darren Sharper currently faces two separate counts of drugging and raping women in Los Angeles. Police are also investigating similar claims in New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada. Now, Local 10 has uncovered two instances in which Sharper was accused of sexual assault in Miami Beach ... More >>
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 >>
Someone looking at child porn in the office is creepy. Someone looking at child porn while at Disney World is skin crawling. A pastor looking at child porn is just sick. Only in Florida, though, do you get pastors who work at Disney World getting caught looking at child porn and contacting underaged ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jerome Emery Pearson, a Hialeah resident and former math teacher at a Broward public school, has plead guilty to possession of child pornography after a gigantic stash of lewd images were found on his personal laptop computer. Pearson was initially released on bond, but couldn't keep away from po ... More >>
Jose Campos, a local pastor more comfortable behind the pulpit, finds himself behind bars this morning. Campos stands accused of sexual battery of a minor after an 11-year-old girl told a teacher about the abuse. Campos has admitted as much to police, but says that the touching happened by accide ... 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 >>
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 >>
With the saga of sex offenders living under the Julia Tuttle Causeway finally coming to something of an end, a new state law seeks to dictate not where registered sex offenders live, but rather how they dress. The Sun-Sentinel reports that criminals convicted of sex crimes involving children woul ... 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 >>
"You on the [sexual predator] list?"For about two years, Daniel Zajac has lived in a tent tucked behind a big tree along the northern banks of the Julia Tuttle Causeway. "I can't live in a shelter," explains the jittery 47-year-old transient who wears a baseball cap reading "New York" and a Willi ... 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.
The State Attorney's Office announced this week that over the course of the past six months, "Project Safe Childhood," a program designed by Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez to crack down on Internet-related child exploitation in South Florida, sparked 66 investigations. Of the 66 cases, 58 i ... More >>
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