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Marion County Teacher Arrested for Groping Students Had Prior Similar Accusations

Timothy Cooke sexual Lake Weir Ocala

Posted on February 24, 2017

Timothy Cooke, a substitute teacher at Lake Weir High School in Ocala has been arrested on two counts of battery of a minor after deputies say he inappropriately touched two female students.  Since 2009, the Marion County Sheriff's Office has investigated five cases of simple battery on Lake Weir ...


Farmer Jaffe Raises More than $118,000 in Cy Pres Donations for Legal Aid Programs

Posted on February 23, 2017

Farmer Jaffe attorneys Steve Jaffe and Seth Lehrman have generated more than $118,000 in cy pres awards for Legal Aid programs in Broward County, Fla. through their successful efforts in a class action case alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).   Jaffe and Lehrm...


Palm Bay Pastor Arrested, Accused of Molestation of Teenage Girl

Samuel Vidal sexual abuse

Posted on February 23, 2017

Samuel Vidal, Jr., 40, a Palm Bay pastor and past president of a Christian school, stands accused of improper conduct with a 15-year-old girl at Restoration Church of God International.   According to law enforcement records, Vidal, Jr. was arrested by Palm Bay police and charged with one count ...


BREAKING NEWS: Jerry Sandusky’s Son Arrested on Child Sexual Assault Charges

Jerry Sandusky Jeffery

Posted on February 13, 2017

The disturbing story of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky took another dark turn on Monday, February 13, 2017. Sandusky’s 41-year-old adopted son Jeffrey has been arrested and charged with child sexual assault. Jeffrey Sandusky was charged and arrai...


Farmer Jaffe Hires from Dan Marino Foundation

Posted on February 10, 2017

In the summer of 2016, Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. hired a new intern from the Dan Marino Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities. Our new hire, Julius, has been such a huge asset to our team; we highly encourage other law firms to c...


Farmer Jaffe Wins $5.7 Million Judgment in Trump Class Action Case

Posted on February 2, 2017

Farmer Jaffe law firm trial attorneys Brad Edwards, Mark Fistos and Seth Lehrman won a $5.7 million judgment on behalf of the plaintiffs in a federal class action case against the Trump Organization’s Trump National Golf Club Jupiter on February 1, 2017. The attorneys had tried the case on behalf ...


Plantation Church Volunteer Admits to Soliciting 14-Year Old Parishioner For Sex

Posted on January 31, 2017

 Timothy Taffe, a  71-year-old volunteer at St. Benedict's Episcopal Church in Plantation, Florida has pled guilty to a federal charge of attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.  According to law enforcement records, he promised a 14-year-old parishioner his BMW and inheri...


Wyoming Doctor Paul Harnetty Faces Charges He Sexually Assaulted Six OB/GYN Patients

handcuffed doctor

Posted on January 31, 2017

The disturbing trend of doctors and other health care personnel committing sexual assault on patients continues throughout the nation. In the latest example, former Casper, Wyoming obstetrician/gynecologist Paul Harnetty was arrestedon charges of 12 counts of sexual assault and attempted drug posses...


FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RESTRICTS LICENSE OF KISSIMMEE MASSAGE THERAPIST FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Posted on January 27, 2017

  The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has issued two Orders of Emergency Restriction of License (Order #1 and Order #2)  against Kissimmee, Florida massage therapist Robert Lindelof alleging that he committed acts of sexual battery upon two female clients in June 2016 and "constitutes a...


Florida Department of Health Files Complaint against Jacksonville Massage Therapist for Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Posted on January 23, 2017

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Order of Emergency Restriction of License against massage therapist Colton Nielson alleging that he committed an act of sexual battery upon female client and "constitutes an immediate, serious danger to the health, safety, or welfare of the cit...