Victims depicted in images, videos were as young as ‘infant/toddler’ age, deputies

Broward County deputies arrested a certified behavior analyst at his Pompano Beach home Tuesday after they said details from an informant led them to find more than 100 files of child sexual abuse material in his possession. The suspect specialized in working with children, they said.

Hernan Ruf, 50, founded the Oakland Park-based clinic Behavioral Works. His biography describes him as a native of Argentina and said he “work(ed) closely with the school district,” not identifying any specific district. 

The company is no longer active but his certification still was as of Wednesday.

“Dr. Ruf works side by side every day to ensure that each child in his practice receives top notch care by incorporating the latest technology into his daily routine,” his biography states. “He is constantly researching the latest trends in Applied Behavior Analysis so as to offer the best possible services to his clients and their families. He works closely with the school district and school officials and has consulted on various cases in the scope of autism and other developmental disorders.”

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Deputies say child behavior analyst had 100+ files of child sex abuse material

Date Shared: November 22nd, 2023
Date Released: November 22nd, 2023