The age of consent is the age at which a person may consent to sexual contact with ANY person not in a position of authority. However, if a person is less than 24 years old, they may enter into consensual sexual contact with a person who is at least 16 years old.
Statutory rape was the term used in Florida for many years for under age consensual sex.
The problem typically arises when the male is 18 or 19, the female is between 14 and 16, and the parent of the younger teen presses charges.
(Even Romeo would be labeled a sex offender today, as he was believed to be 16 and Juliet 13 when their relationship began.)Though the age of consent (i.e.
Sex offenders are required to register with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
A Photo, home address, sex offense charge, and disposition of their case is posted on the internet for all to see.
An older teen who has sex with his younger girlfriend can be arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for the act.
In 2007, these laws went into effect in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, and Texas.If the citation is contested and the court determines that the minor committed a noncriminal violation under this section, the court may order the minor to perform 8 hours of community service, pay a civil penalty, or participate in a cyber-safety program, or any combination thereof. Commits a felony of the third degree for a violation that occurs after the minor has been found to have committed a misdemeanor of the first degree for sexting, punishable as provided in s. The remaining 20 percent shall remain with the clerk of the court to defray administrative costs.A minor who fails to comply with the citation waives his or her right to contest it, and the court may impose any of the penalties identified in subparagraph 2. Upon a finding of contempt, the court may impose additional age-appropriate penalties, which may include issuance of an order to the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to withhold issuance of, or suspend the driver license or driving privilege of, the minor for 30 consecutive days. Commits a misdemeanor of the first degree for a violation that occurs after the minor has been found to have committed a noncriminal violation for sexting or has satisfied the penalty imposed in lieu of a court appearance as provided in paragraph (a), punishable as provided in s. So far about 250 people — all but six of them men — have successfully petitioned a judge to remove their name, mug shot, address and other personal information from an online state sex offender and predator database, according to the Florida Senate.Nearly a quarter of the people removed from the database committed their crimes in Pinellas and Pasco counties, the study found, the highest concentration in the state. "I can't tell you why that number is like that," said Beverly Andringa, the Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor who reviews the requests.