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Florida Sex Crimes Against Children

Florida laws criminalize certain sexual activities involving minors. These crimes covers a range from sexting, Lewd and Lascivious offenses in the presence of  or against a person under 16 , actual physical sexual activity including buying, selling or procuring prostitution of a minor. Florida’s Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act  criminalized activities that involve sexualized electronic communications with minors, and the transmission or storage of child pornography. The  Cybercrimes Against Children Act of 2007 added provisions for contacting a child online and then attempting to meet the child for the purpose of abusing them sexually. It also increased penalties related to child porn crimes as well as other internet related sex crimes against children, broadened existing laws, and enhanced registered offender rules and requirements.

827.071 Sexual performance by a child

847.012 Harmful materials; sale or distribution to minors or using minors in production
847.0135 Computer pornography; prohibited computer usage; traveling to meet minor Computer Pornography and Child Exploitation Prevention Act
 847.0137 Transmission of pornography by electronic device or equipment prohibited
847.0138 Transmission of material harmful to minors to a minor by electronic device or equipment
847.0141 Sexting
847.0145 Selling or buying of minors
794.011 Sexual battery
 794.05    Unlawful Sexual Activity with Certain Minors
800.04 Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age
796.03 Procuring person under age of 18 for prostitution