Boca Realtor, Gary Goldberg, Charged With Child Sex Abuse

Gary Goldberg, Courtesy Palm Beach County Jail.

Update March 6, 2013: Gary Goldberg now arrested by the FBI. Read.

Updated February 10th, 4:19p to reflect prior arrest.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Boca Raton Realtor Gary Goldberg, part of Infiniti Group International Realty, has been charged by Boca Raton Police with lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim 12 to 16, lewd and lascivious behavior by someone over age 18, child cruelty, possession of child pornography, and related charges.

This is not his first arrest on sex-related charges.

Goldberg was arrested in 2008 for solicitation of prostitution, but the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office ultimately declined to prosecute.

Goldberg, who lists Plainview Circle in West Boca as his home address, remains in the Palm Beach County Jail.

He and his wife Paula were featured a 2006 Money Magazine article.

They are listed in the 2010-2011 annual report of donors to Pine Crest School.

The affidavit of probable cause, which we are not publishing in its entirety in an effort to protect the victims, claims that Goldberg entered a relationship with a 17 year old girl and her 15 year old friend. Goldberg allegedly performed oral sex on the 15 year old girl in the bathroom at the BP station at Glades Road and Butts Road while the 17 year old waited in the car outside. And he paid them to take photos of their “private” parts.

One of the victims told police that Goldberg took photos of her “making out” with her friend and that they “lifted up their shirts exposing their breasts.” One of the girls told police that the other may have pulled down her pants as well.

Goldberg allegedly photographed the girls with an iPad. Detectives say they used data embedded in the photographs to prove that the photos originated on his iPad.

Goldberg allegedly told one of the girls that he is married and will use the “sexy” photos for his personal self-induced pleasure.

There is surveillance video at Goldberg’s office — and at the BP station — that police say shows him with the girls.

The mother of one of the girls allegedly found an x-rated photo of her daughter on her daughter’s phone — the photo had been sent to Goldberg. The mother alerted police.

From Goldberg’s LinkedIn Profile:

As a South Florida resident for over 30 years, and a Realtor for about12 years, I have realized that Florida is a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Selling Real Estate is a passion of mine.

The greatest accomplishment is seeing the faces of new homeowners once they walk through the door of their new home!!!

Nothing better than that!

The Charges

 

wpid-Photo-Jan-22-2013-1021-PM.jpgGoldberg was released from the Palm Beach County Jail on bond late Friday. Here is the complete rundown of charges provided by the Palm Beach County Jail booking office:

OBSCENE MATERIAL-POSSESS – POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICTION CHILD SEX CONDUCTOriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $1,000.00 Bond Information

827.071-3003OBSCENE MATERIAL-POSSESS – POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICTION CHILD SEX CONDUCTOriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $1,000.00 Bond Information

827.071-3003OBSCENE MATERIAL-POSSESS – POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICTION CHILD SEX CONDUCTOriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $1,000.00 Bond Information

827.071-3003OBSCENE MATERIAL-POSSESS – POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICTION CHILD SEX CONDUCTOriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $1,000.00 Bond Information

800.04-4007LEWD LASCV BEHAVIOR – VICTIM AGE 12 TO 16Original Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $75,000.00 Bond Information

800.04-4013LEWD LASCV BEHAVIOR – CONDUCT BY PERSON 18YOA OR OLDEROriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $10,000.00 Bond Information

827.071-3001CRUELTY TOWARD CHILD – DIRECT PROMOTE SEXUAL PERFORMANCE BY CHILDOriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $1,000.00 Bond Information

827.071-3003OBSCENE MATERIAL-POSSESS – POSS CONTROL VIEW DEPICTION CHILD SEX CONDUCTOriginal Bond: $0.00Current Bond: $1,000.00 Bond Information

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  3 comments for “Boca Realtor, Gary Goldberg, Charged With Child Sex Abuse

  1. Gary
    February 9, 2013 12:42 pm at 12:42 PM

    Knowing Gary for several years and having worked with him professionally and informally, I find these charges very hard to believe.
    But, as the paper says, a court of law decides the guilt or innocents.
    Im not a judge, and I dont make rash or harsh judgements on people. All I can say is, I feel sorry for his own and other families involved at this time.

  2. February 10, 2013 10:48 am at 10:48 AM

    Someone in the public or in the news world should check to see if this creepy guy has any priors. Rumor has it, he does…. I met him several times and found him to be strange. Though he has not been found guilty of any crimes and is innocent until proven guilty, I would be shocked to learn the recent charges are at least partially true… as for his past alleged endeavors with law enforcement I urge anyone who is following this story to seek the truth about the past too. Take a look at the past allegations and add those to the current allegations and I believe you will get the picture…. he worked as a volunteer for the Citizens on Patrol in West Boca. I am curious if his “work” as a volunteer may have connected him to the community so he could pursue his personal interests… whether guilty or not, he is a creep….. I feel sorry for his wife and kids….

  3. February 10, 2013 10:57 am at 10:57 AM

    Does anyone know if he bonded out yet? If so, when? Seeing him around the 2255 office suites will be weird… I will make every effort to bite my tongue not to make any comments… what a looser. His family must be heart broken… my heart goes out to them and hope they can find some peace during these troubled times…

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