Legal age dating florida

They keep a paper trail for each one's original offense, which makes it easy to spot someone who may be eligible for removal from the state database.

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It should be noted that the new Florida law only applies to nude images and if a minor distributes, possesses or creates an image of a minor engaged in sexual activity then the new law may not apply to them.

Effective October 1, 2011, a minor who is caught sending, creating or possessing a nude image of a minor will be charged with a non-criminal violation under Florida law.

"Generally the victims do not want them removed from the registry," said Rita Peters, chief of the sex crimes division of the Hillsborough State Attorney's Office.

Florida's age of consent is 18, though the law contains a provision allowing 16- and 17-year-olds to consent to having sex with someone age 16 to 23.

Any images sent or received within a 24 hour period will be treated as one offense.

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