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Arrest in Decades-Old Florida Sex Crimes Case Based on DNA Evidence

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Though it took decades of investigative work and thorough analysis of DNA evidence, police recently made an arrest in a Florida sex crimes case dating back to 1983. According to an Orlando Sentinel report, the man stands accused of abducting a woman at knifepoint and raping her after accosting her on a bicycle. The… Read More »

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What You Need To Know About Sexual Predator Status In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Florida law makes a distinction between sexual offenders and sexual predators, and there are different registration requirements depending on the applicable status. The general intent of the Florida Sexual Predators Act is to protect the public, by ensuring proper supervision of offenders who are released into the community, alerting residents, and preventing convicted individuals… Read More »

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Human Trafficking In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Human trafficking is a crime that occurs in every state, but Florida is near the top of the list among all US states for calls on this type of offense. According to the National Human Trafficking Hotline (NHTH), Florida ranks third for the number of calls based upon location; at the city level, Orlando… Read More »

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Florida Grand Jury Indicts Man On Sex Crimes Charges

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A man accused of various sexual offenses involving children made his first appearance in a Fort Lauderdale courtroom on June 8, 2018 after being indicted by a federal grand jury in May. The former teaching assistant and girls’ softball coach allegedly coerced minors into engaging in sexually explicit conduct for purposes of capturing images,… Read More »

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Failing To Register Under Florida’s Sex Crimes Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

Even once you serve your time and complete your sentence for a conviction on sex offenses in Florida, there are ongoing requirements under state law. If you fail to register as a sexual offender or predator, the consequences are severe. Regardless of whether you made a simple mistake, noncompliance with the registration statute is… Read More »

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Most Florida Crime Down In 2017; Rapes On The Rise

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A recent report on crime in Florida is encouraging, revealing 2017 to be the lowest rate since officials began maintaining such records 47 years ago. According to a May 22, 2018 article published by Southwest Florida’s NBC News Channel 2, the total crime dropped by 4.5 percent and the numbers from nearly every classification… Read More »

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Sexual Harassment May Be Added To List Of Florida Sex Crimes

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The #MeToo movement that has swept the nation has also had a major impact in Florida, which recently became one of the first states in the US to propose rewriting state sex crimes laws to include sexual harassment as a criminal offense. According to a February 1, 2018 article in The Tampa Bay Times,… Read More »

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Crime Generally Down, But Rape On The Rise In Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement recently issued a report that included both good and bad news for residents and visitors to the Sunshine State: According to a November 22, 2017 article in the Sun-Sentinel, crime rates are dropping, but the incidence of rape is on the rise. The study covered all reported crimes… Read More »

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Pre-Arrest Rights of a Suspect in Florida Sex Crimes Case

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A sexual assault case has been under investigation at Florida Gulf Coast University since officials became aware of the incident on July 7, 2017, according to South Florida’s News-Press.com. The victim reported the crime to her resident assistant, who passed on the allegations to the University Police Department with the intent of having the… Read More »

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Infecting Another with HIV Could Mean Capital Punishment in Florida

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

As the 35th anniversary of the discovery of the virus that causes AIDS approaches, Florida lawmakers will weigh new legislation that makes certain behavior a capital crime, according to a recent report in Florida Politics. The bill would amend a law that’s currently on the books, which makes it a crime to knowingly spread… Read More »

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