Coral Springs Police arrested and charged Robert Gittle for several counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor and for traveling to solicit a minor for purposes of engaging in unlawful sexual conduct.  On July 25, 2017, SVU detectives from the Coral Springs Police Department, in cooperation with the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force and Broward County Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force arrested Robert Gittle.

The defendant, Robert Gittle and the 14 year old juvenile met inside the Northwest Regional Library in Coral Springs after meeting through the social network app “Grindr.” Robert Gittle and the 14 year old victim did engage in sexual acts while in the library restroom.