(4) If an offense under this section directly results in the victim giving birth to a child, paternity of that child shall be established as described in chapter 742.
If it is determined that the offender is the father of the child, the offender must pay child support pursuant to the child support guidelines described in chapter 61.
But if you are 16 or 17 years old, it is a serious crime for a person who is in position of care or authority over you (eg.
teacher, a counseller, a sports coach etc) to have sex with you and the carer/supervisor can be charged.
states that have separate ages of consent for women and men.The age of consent varies by state, with most states, including Connecticut, setting it at age 16.The age of consent in other states ranges from ages 14 to 18.So, it is not clear exactly what the age of consent for sodomy is.However, it is safe to assume that the age of consent laws do apply to homosexual acts.Regardless of the designation, these crimes are based on the premise that until a person reaches a certain age, he is legally incapable of consenting to sexual intercourse.Thus, instead of including force as a criminal element, theses crimes make it illegal for anyone to engage in sexual intercourse with anyone below a certain age, other than his spouse.Using our definition, the age of consent in Florida is 18. (2) The provisions of this section do not apply to a person 16 or 17 years of age who has had the disabilities of nonage removed under chapter 743.794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.-- (1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. (3) The victim's prior sexual conduct is not a relevant issue in a prosecution under this section.[EDITORS NOTE: We get many comments regarding Florida and our posting of the age of consent as 18.You should understand that our definition of "age of legal consent" is the age at which a person may consent to sexual contact with ANY person not in a position of authority, etc. As used in this section, "sexual activity" means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; however, sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose.