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Bill to Fight Human Trafficking May Change Key Florida Sex Crimes Laws

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

In the continued effort to crack down on human trafficking in Florida, lawmakers recently passed a law that takes a new approach to protecting victims. According to a May 13, 2019 article published by Miami’s CBS News Channel 4, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed the bill to establish a statewide registry for individuals who engage… Read More »

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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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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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Former Jacksonville, FL Officer Charged With Soliciting

By Kevin J. Kulik, P.A. |

A former Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office employee is facing solicitation charges after approaching an undercover officer and requesting to engage in sex acts, according to a February 16, 2018 report posted by Action News Jacksonville. The accused man was booked into the Duval County Jail after the incident, which occurred outside a convenience store around… 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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