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Former Pastor Ricardo Strachan of Prophetic Worshipers International Church was arrested on August 15 for allegedly repeatedly molesting a 13-year-old girl.

Strachan, 40, faces one felony count of lewd and lascivious battery on a child between the ages of 12 and 16. He was released on $100,000 bond and is forbidden from having contact with the victim, the victim’s family, or any other minors.

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Camp counselor and school teacher Christopher Lawrence Falzone of Davie, Florida was arrested on August 13 for allegedly molesting a girl who attended the summer camp where he works.

Falzone, 35, is being charged with lewd and lascivious molestation. He was ordered held on $25,000 bond and is prohibited from having contact with the victim or any other minor if he bonds out of jail. It is unclear if he has acquired legal representation.

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Gene Martin Lumsden of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested on July 18 for allegedly using numerous internet connections throughout the city to transmit child pornography images.

Lumsden, 47, is being charged with promoting sexual performance by a minor, computer pornography involving a child, and transmission of child porn on an electronic device. He posted $32,500 bail and was released from jail on Thursday. The judge who set his bond and terms of release forbade him from using the internet in any way and contacting any minors. The press did not name an attorney for Lumsden.

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Michael Boatwright of Fort Lauderdale, Florida has been arrested as the second suspect in the June 18 shooting death of Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known as rapper XXXTentacion.

Boatwright, 22, was already in Broward County Jail following his arrest on July 5 on unrelated charges of cocaine possession with intent to sell and misdemeanor marijuana possession. At the time of his arrest, Boatwright was on probation until April 2019 for battery and drug charges from November 2013. He is now charged with first-degree murder in addition to violation of probation for the July 5 charges. The press did not name an attorney for him.

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Sean Michael Harris of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested for his involvement in a car crash that killed Crystal Blazek, 34, of Oakland Park.

Harris, 27, is charged with reckless driving and vehicular homicide. He was released from jail after paying a $15,200 bond. It is unclear if he has hired an attorney.

During his first court appearance was on May 23, prosecutor Ross Weiner said Harris was driving at speeds as high as 120 mph seconds before the impact.

“At the time of the crash the defendant was driving 106 mph and he didn’t even attempt to brake until less than one second before the crash,” Weiner said.

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