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.Registered sex offenders are prohibited from living less than 1,000 feet from anywhere children might congregate, such as public parks, schools, and school bus stops.In the eyes of the law minors lack the capacity to make the decision to give their consent for sex.Some exceptions to this age of consent requirement exist, such as, if the couple is married, or if the minor is legally emancipated.In lieu of appearing in court, the minor may complete 8 hours of community service work, pay a civil penalty, or participate in a cyber-safety program if such a program is locally available. This section does not prohibit the prosecution of a minor for a violation of any law of this state if the photograph or video that depicts nudity also includes the depiction of sexual conduct or sexual excitement, and does not prohibit the prosecution of a minor for stalking under s. As used in this section, the term “found to have committed” means a determination of guilt that is the result of a plea or trial, or a finding of delinquency that is the result of a plea or an adjudicatory hearing, regardless of whether adjudication is withheld.
A 2007 law passed by the Florida Legislature is offering people like Gorby a second chance.
An older teen who has sex with his younger girlfriend can be arrested, prosecuted, and jailed for the act.
Even worse, he may carry the stigma of being labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life.
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.
Over the years, terminology evolved and the term statutory rape was replaced with sexual battery to describe under age sex.