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  • In Florida cyberbully case, where were the parents, teachers, friends?

    There is perhaps no more heartbreaking story in the news these days than the suicide of a bullied 12-year-old Florida girl, a death all the more distressing because it was a preventable loss of young life. The sadness extends beyond the obvious. Two...
  • Florida sheriff in bullying case won't rule out more arrests

    Grady Judd, the sheriff of  Polk County, Fla., said Thursday that he is continuing his investigation of bullying and stalking that led to the suicide of 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick, but defended this week's arrests of two minors, saying he had to move...
  • Suspect in bullying suicide had 'disregard for life' -- or was hacked?

    Suspect in bullying suicide had 'disregard for life' -- or was hacked?
    Parents of a Florida 14-year-old accused of bullying a classmate to death said they "never once" heard that their daughter was a bully and said that a harsh post on her Facebook page was the work of a hacker. After 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick,...
  • Two Florida girls charged with bullying 12-year-old to death

    When 12-year-old Rebecca Ann Sedwick leapt off an abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Fla., on Sept. 10, her death was ruled a suicide and instantly became a national tragedy. Tuesday, police announced the arrest of two classmates, ages 12 and 14, for...
  • Rebecca Sedwick's mom hires Morgan & Morgan in cyber bullying-suicide case

    Rebecca Sedwick's mom hires Morgan & Morgan in cyber bullying-suicide case
    The mother of Rebecca Ann Sedwick, the 12-year-old Lakeland girl who killed herself last month after relentless bullying, has hired the prominent Morgan & Morgan law firm in her quest for justice. Tricia Norman has retained attorney David Henry, the...
  • Dream Defenders protest for repeal of “discrimination” bills

     
    The Dream Defenders are protesting for legislators to repeal bills that allow citizens to “stand their ground” and county jails to house juveniles. Marie Paul, vice president of the Dream Defenders chapter at University of Central Florida,...
  • Legislators cite abuse of juveniles at Polk County jail – but Sheriff Judd takes issue

     
    By Jennier Curtington, Tallahassee Bureau TALLAHASSEE–Two Democratic state legislators Thursday called for repeal of a state law that allows juveniles to be held in county jails, amid reports of teens being abused in the one county that’s...
  • Newlywed, 91 others caught in online sex sting; Backpage probe underway

    Newlywed, 91 others caught in online sex sting; Backpage probe underway
    A newlywed ditched his wife at an upscale Orlando-area resort in hopes of having sex with a prostitute, joining nearly 100 others caught in a sex sting that has expanded into a criminal probe of a popular website. Backpage.com, a website that allows...
  • Dawson: Warning: You may already be a loser

     
       Sheriff Grady Judd of Polk County is on top of it when it comes notifying the public about the latest scams out there. This just in from the sheriff – two new schemes being investigated by his detectives: One scam involves vict...
  • Atheists To Polk Sheriff: Show us the documents

     
    A group known as Atheists of Florida is continuing its attempts to get information from Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd about his decision to give county equipment to eight churches. EllenBeth Wachs, who is legal affairs coordinator for the atheist group,...
  • CNBC’s ‘Crime Inc.’ spotlights Polk fight against retail theft

     
    The program, which debuts at 9 p.m. Wednesday on CNBC, explains how Sgt. Jim Ostojic of the Polk County Sheriff's Office helped uncover a group that took items from stores and gave them to "fences" who resold the items....
  • Author of 'Pedophile Guide' Sold On Amazon Arrested

    Author of 'Pedophile Guide' Sold On Amazon Arrested
    The author of a controversial 'guide for pedophiles' was arrested Monday in Colorado. Florida sheriff deputies arrested Phillip Ray Greaves II on obscenity charges.  Greaves is being charged with distribution of obscene material depicting minors...