Back to top Online Sunshine- Florida’s state site provides full statutes on statutory rape laws in Florida.
Quoted from the Florida constitution: “794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors: Under Florida law, a child under 16 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity, regardless of the age of the defendant.
A child who is at least 16 years of age and less than 18 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity if the defendant is 24 years of age or older.
If so, then you need to understand that it is an extremely serious charge which can result in penalties of up to life in prison if convicted.
Statutory rape allegations can have lasting effects on your reputation and possible even your employment options.
Back to top Statutory rape is a second-degree felony punishable by fifteen (15) years in prison or, 15 to 40 years or life in prison for habitual offenders.