Tag: Child Pornography

Broward Coutnty lawyer pleads guilty to child pornography charge

022416+david+rothenbergOn June 16, 2016, David Rothenberg, a lawyer in Broward County, age 47, pled guilty to a federal charge of possessing child pornography.

On February 20, 2016, Rothenberg was arrested on a federal charge of possessing more than 1,000 child pornography images and videos, including several involving violent treatment of young children. According to the Sun Sentinel, Rothenberg was caught communicating in an online chat room for “daddaughtersex” with an undercover police officer who posed as a mom who might consider letting Rothenberg have sex with her underage daughter.

Rothenberg admitted to using the internet at the Fort Lauderdale law firm where he worked and his Margate home to chat and send child pornography video links to the undercover officer. Additionally, he told the undercover officer that he was abusing another underage girl. The girl later told police that Rothenberg had been abusing her for years.

Rothenberg still faces charges of sexual battery and molestation.

Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of sexual abuse, including cases related to the transmission of child pornography. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100.

Broward Sheriff’s Office Sergeant arrested for child pornography

cfimg3419451465677008142Sergeant Kreg Costa of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office was arrested on June 9, 2016 on twenty-nine child sex-related charges, including child pornography, using a computer attempting to lure a child into sex, and sexual assault.

Costa began working for the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 1999.  The Public Corruption Unit launched an investigation in April 20156 after staff in the Weston district reported Costa staying in his office during night shifts with the lights off and his uniform and gun belts removed. Investigators found that Costa used his work-issued computer to watch hardcore pornography, including incest-related and bondage-related pornography. Investigators further found that Costa exchanged sexually explicit messages and videos with a 16 year old girl from California via Twitter and email. On April 24th, as the investigation continued, Costa was suspended with pay and his badge and gun were taken from him. On June 9th, Costa was arrested and suspended without pay.

Costa is being held in the Broward County Main Jail without bond. A court date has not yet been set.

Adam Horowitz is experienced in filing lawsuits on behalf of victims of sexual abuse, including cases related to the transmission of child pornography. If you or someone you know has been a victim of a sexual abuse, please email attorney Adam Horowitz at adam@adamhorowitzlaw.com or call our law firm at (954) 641-2100.