Lewd and Lascivious Battery
Section 800.04, F.S., provides criminal penalties for various lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of a person less than 16 years of age. For these crimes neither the victim’s lack of chastity nor the victim’s consent is a defense. Section 800.04(2), F.S.
The crimes of lewd or lascivious battery is a second-degree felony. A second-degree felony is punishable by up to 15 years imprisonment and a $10,000 fine.
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Elements of Lewd and Lascivious Battery in Broward County, FL
The crime of lewd and lascivious battery occurs when a person:
- Engages in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16; or
- Encourages, forces, or entices any person less than 16 years of age to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity.
The term “sexual activity” is defined inSection 800.04(1)(a), F.S., as as the oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another or the anal or vaginal penetration of another by any other object; however, sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.
This article was last updated on Monday, October 31, 2016.