Sex Crimes

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Fla. Senate Passes Tougher Sexual Predator Bills

The Florida Senate wasted no time passing a package of bills that are designed to strengthen sexual predator laws. The laws passed on the first day of the legislature’s annual session.

CBS Miami–03/04/2014

Child sex abuse survivor Lauren Book is interviewed by CBS4's Michele Gillen on "Focus On South Florida" in December 9, 2012. (Source: CBS4)

Child Sex Abuse Survivor Walks 1,500 Miles To Build Awareness

You can’t walk 1,500 miles without being noticed or someone asking “Why?” For Lauren Book, it’s very clear why: Book was a victim of sex abuse as a child.

CBS4–03/23/2013

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Gov. Scott Wants $4.5M To Fight Human Trafficking, Aid Victims

Efforts to fight human trafficking and help victims recover in a safe place would get a $4.5 million boost, if Gov. Rick Scott gets his wish.

CBS4–02/14/2013

Lee Andrew Williams (Source: Hialeah Police)

Hialeah Man Accused In Sexual Battery Of Multiple Girls

A Hialeah man is accused of sexually abusing nearly half a dozen girls over the last forty years and police fear there may be more victims out there.

CBS4–12/10/2012

Deangelo Jones (Source: Broward Sheriff's Office)

Lauderhill Man Convicted Of Pimping Young Girls

A Lauderhill man will have to wait until next February to learn how much time he’ll spend in prison for prostituting young girls.

12/10/2012

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N.C. Girl Taken To Miami Is Safe; Sex Offender Jailed

The registered sex offender suspected of abducting a North Carolina girl and taking her to Miami-Dade was arrested Wednesday evening.

CBS Miami–09/26/2012

(Source: WPEC) Former West Palm Beach TV Weatherman Rob Lapicols led away in handcuffs after being charged with sex crimes involving minors

Jail Forecast For Ex-West Palm TV Weatherman Charged With Teen Sex

A former West Palm Beach TV weatherman who is now working as a bartender and dancer at a Broward County club was arrested Monday night, charged with having sex with two teenage boys.

CBS4–07/10/2012

(Source: Coral Springs Police Department)

Bond Denied For After School Counselor Accused Of Sexual Battery

An after school counselor at Forest Hills Elementary in Coral Springs accused of sexually battery on an 8-year old girl will stay behind bars.

CBS4–12/01/2011

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