• Former Atlantic Beach Police Chief Arrested on Drug Charges and Tampering with Evidence

    Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents arrested Mike Classey, who resigned just last week as chief of the Atlantic Beach Police Department. Classey, 50, was placed on administrative leave Sept. 19 after the city learned of a criminal investigation being conducted by the FDLE. And one week ago, Classey resigned.

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  • Teen Accused of Committing Lewd Act with Stuffed Animal Inside Walmart

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    • Bunnell Man Receives 30 Years for Child Molestation

      A Flagler County man who was previously convicted of lewd and lascivious molestation of a child was sentenced to 30 years in prison. The 29-year-old man was previously convicted by a Flagler County jury on Aug. 20 after a two-day trial. At trial, the man’s defense centered around the fact that he suffered from “sexsomnia” and committed the acts while asleep.
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    • Clay County Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn

      A Clay County man plead guilty to receiving child pornography over the Internet Tuesday. Officials claim that through investigations, agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement found a host computer that held images of child porn using a peer-to-peer file sharing program. The agent downloaded files from the host computer, and linked the subscriber information back ...
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    • Lakeland Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

      A Lakeland middle school teacher was arrested at his Winter Haven home Tuesday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. The 28-year-old man is a media teacher at Southwest Middle School in Lakeland. Police claim he forced himself on the girl while he supervised her community service at the school this summer.
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    • 73 Marijuana Plants allegedly Found Growing in Fort White Home – 3 Arrested

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    • Civil Forfeiture, explained in an entertaining way

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    • September 2014 Hawaii Published Appellate Opinions

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    • Clay County Man Pleads Guilty to Receiving Child Porn

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    • Lakeland Teacher Accused of Sexually Assaulting Student

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