Sarasota County deputies arrested 25 people accused of traveling to have sex with teens or children. Two of the men were from Southwest Florida. Constantin Fota is facing two charges, including using a computer... Read More.
A 39-year-old Navy Chief stationed in northeast Florida is behind bars, accused of traveling from Jacksonville to Sarasota County in order to have sex with what he thought was a 14 year-old. Last week,... Read More.
A former teacher at Evangelical Christian School was sentenced to two and a half years in prison after she had sex with a 17-year-old student in 2018. Once released, Suzanne Owen will also be... Read More.
Authorities say a 38-year-old youth pastor at a now defunct South Florida church coerced a girl into having sex with him by threatening to turn her family in to immigration officials. Luis Clarke assaulted... Read More.
The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office worked with U.S. Marshals to take a man into custody who they say sexually abused children around a decade ago.Phillip Lindner, 42, of Port Charlotte was taken into custody... Read More.
A foster parent whose trial began this week on sexual abuse charges has died. Police say Gilberto Rios was charged with sexually abusing a 3-year old girl in his care. In the first three... Read More.