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Broward Sheriff's deputy charged with rape, kidnapping
Incident occurred during transfer, warrant states
By Sofia Santana
September 1, 2007

A corrections deputy with the Broward Sheriff's Office who for the lastcouple of months had been under investigation after an inmate accused him ofrape was charged Friday with rape and kidnapping, according to county jailrecords.

Charles Edward Floyd, 37, was being held without bond at the Broward CountyJail late Friday on one count of kidnapping and two counts of sexualbattery.

The allegations against Floyd surfaced in June, according to law enforcementrecords.

A female inmate told detectives that Floyd forced her to have sex after hepicked up her and two other inmates from a satellite jail in Pompano Beachon June 13, the records state. Floyd was supposed to take the three inmatesto another jail but instead only dropped off two and took the third, hisaccuser, to a closed business in the 1800 block of North Powerline Road tohave sex, according to a search warrant filed in the case.

The woman said she told Floyd "no" at least twice and that he later told hernot to tell anyone and "this don't have to be a one-time-thing," the warrantstates.


City of Oakland Park
City Commission Meeting

Item 7 Transgender Ordinance

Wednesday, September 05, 2007 at 6:30 PM

For more information on this and other meetings, please call the CityClerk's office at 954-630-4300


Ft. Lauderdale

Wells Fargo Mortgage Program Benefits GLCC

Eric Gilbert (center), senior loan officer with Wells Fargo Home Mortgage inBoca Raton, presents a $600 check to GLCC Executive Director Paul Hyman(right) and GLCC Development Director Robert Boo on July 17. Wells Fargo,named by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of the nation's topcompanies in terms of LGBT outreach, donates $300 from every mortgagecompleted to the buyer's choice of nonprofit institutions, including theGLCC. Eric can be contacted at (561) 241-2166.

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South Florida

Plea deal deadline passes in investigation of Broward County sheriff
But lawyers say such talks often extended
By Paula McMahon
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
September 1, 2007

Broward Sheriff Ken Jenne, one of the county's most powerful officeholders,spent Friday dodging speculation he was about to resign, as a tentativedeadline drew near for him to decide if he can reach a plea agreement withfederal prosecutors investigating his private and public business dealings.

Jenne has been under investigation for more than two years. The U.S.Attorney's Office and Florida Department of Law Enforcement have beeninvestigating allegations Jenne failed to report more than $100,000 inincome and other benefits from Sheriff's Office contractors, his secretariesand other local businessmen, according to sources familiar with the inquiry.

Both sides were aiming for a deadline of 5 p.m Friday for Jenne to decide,but it passed and no new deadline has been set, the sources said. Localveteran attorneys said such time limits often are extended.

Theresa Van Vliet, a former federal prosecutor now in private practice, saida deadline may not be mandatory but part of a fluid negotiating process.

For at least the past several weeks, Jenne's defense team, which includeslocal powerhouse attorneys Dave Bogenschutz and Tom Scott, has been tryingto resolve the case with a plea agreement. If they fail to agree on terms,prosecutors are expected to ask a federal grand jury to vote on whetherJenne should face charges, possibly fraud and income tax evasion, thesources said.

The grand jury has been hearing testimony in the case since February and isexpected to wrap up its work shortly if the case is not resolved.

Jenne has denied any wrongdoing.



Forwarded from Joe Van Eron
Gay Dania Beach.Com

Results of recent Sun-Sentinel news polls

These polls are not scientific. Poll results are not posted here if there isevidence of tampering that skewed results.



Aug. 29 Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle has been kicked off BrowardCounty's Tourist Development Council for making remarks that angered the gaycommunity. What do you think about his ouster?
Good move. (6095 responses) 51.4%
Bad move. (5767 responses) 48.6%
11862 total responses


July 18 Should Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle resign for making repeatedcomments that gay and lesbian residents have found offensive?
Yes. (7063 responses) 53.5%
No. (5950 responses) 45.1%
I'm not sure. (194 responses) 1.5%
13207 total responses


June 11 Fort Lauderdale city commissioners have decided to provide space ina Holiday Park building for the Stonewall Library, a gay and lesbian archivethat includes sexually explicit material. Your opinion?

I support the decision. (2739 responses)

I'm opposed to the decision. (5559 responses)

8298 total responses


July 6 Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jim Naugle says the city should buy a $250,000robotic toilet for the beach because it has a timer that would prevent gaysfrom having sex there. Do you agree with the mayor?

Yes. (3130 responses)

No. (10045 responses)

13175 total responses



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