Legal age dating florida
Of course, those who actually committed sexual battery should be held accountable.
Parents, though they likely do not want their teens to become sexually active, desire even less for their sons and daughters to be marked for life with the sex offender’s scarlet letter.
Effective October 1, 2011, a minor who is caught sending, creating or possessing a nude image of a minor will be charged with a non-criminal violation under Florida law.
Under the new law a minor will receive either a fine or 8 hours of community service and may also be required to attend educational classes.
Over the years, terminology evolved and the term statutory rape was replaced with sexual battery to describe under age sex.
Statutory rape implies consent, even though the consent was given by a minor -- sexual battery is the opposite of consensual sex.
Until October, or for those teens who are not considered minors, under Florida law the creation, distribution or possession of images of a minor engaged in a sexually explicit act may be prosecuted under the State’s child pornography laws and if convicted, may serve up to 15 years in jail and be required to register as a sex offender.
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The girl's mother pressed charges, and Gorby ended up guilty of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor. Nicknamed the "Romeo and Juliet" law, it allows judges the discretion to weigh crimes like Gorby's with the lifelong punishment that comes with being labeled a sex offender.
Every job application asks whether the applicant is a sex offender -- if the offender tells the truth he won’t be hired, if he lies to get the job he’ll be terminated.