A Brandon man arrested during a recent Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office online chat operation is now facing additional charges after detectives discovered he was engaging in sex with a minor he met online. Flor-Adam Brandon Cruz, 24, was one of 22 men arrested during Operation Social Bust. Hillsborough County Sheriff’s OfficeContinue Reading

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reported detectives assigned to the Crimes Against Children Unit have arrested a St. Petersburg man for two counts of Lewd and Lascivious Battery on a Child Under 16-years-old. According to detectives, their investigation began at 1:46 a.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2020, after deputies respondedContinue Reading

Tampa Bay Technical High School coach Reginald Lawrence will now face more charges of Battery and Exposure of Sexual Organ as new victims have come forward after the man’s initial arrest, Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office stated. Lawrence, 48, a girls’ varsity basketball coach at Tampa Bay Tech was arrested Tuesday andContinue Reading

A Polk County middle school teacher,  Leslie Bushart, was arrested Thursday for having sexual relations with a juvenile, after the boy’s parents notified the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on June 16. Bushart, 49, confessed to another person at a graduation party on June 6 that she performed oral sex onContinue Reading

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested the Steinbrenner High School band director, Jason Phillip Allgair, for engaging in sex acts with the students both on and off-campus between October 2017 and May 2018. Allgair, 35, was arrested after officers interviewed the female student, who provided evidence of a relationship withContinue Reading

United States Attorney Maria Chapa Lopez announces the return by a grand jury of an indictment charging Sean Patrick Farrelly (47, Palm Coast) with sex trafficking of a minor girl. If convicted, Farrelly faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years, and up to life, in federal prison. According to theContinue Reading

A former Hillsborough County teacher headed to court Monday to face allegations of having sex with her student. Megan Connors is accused of sleeping with one of Turkey Creek Middle School students, a 15-year-old boy. Connors, 31, had the sexual relationship with the teen between January and February 2015. She rejected a plea dealContinue Reading

A Robinson High School teacher has been charged with soliciting a female student for sex using Facebook and Kik. Timothy Sean Falls Jr., has been  charged with solicitation to commit an unlawful sexual act with a minor 16-24 and use of an electronic device to solicit/entice/lure a minor. Falls, 29, taught socialContinue Reading