When it comes to sex crimes involving minors, the penalties are harsh if you are convicted. We hear about child pornography found on computers, or solicitation over the internet, etc. But a recent case in the Orlando/Central FL area doesn't quite fall into any of these.
On the news we hear about date rapes and druggings just about everyday. Whether it involves allegations that take place on a college campus, or whatever numbered victim we are up to in the Bill Cosby story, sex crime stories seem are an everyday occurrence.
It seems like we hear or read about a story involving teachers having sex with their students more and more. It used to be male teachers getting arrested for this act, but now over the past few years it's been female teachers in trouble with law.
If you get arrested for any child porn related computer crimes, you can expect the state of FL to punish you to the fullest extent of the law. Law enforcement officials often monitor online activity of suspected adults who try to access child pornography. Over in St. John's, FL, a man learned this the hard way.
In our world of Skype and Snapchat, and of course good old regular "sexting", it's not surprising to hear all of the stories on the news about arrests for sending "lewd" pictures. Most of these cases involve one adult sending their pics to someone under the age of 18.
Forget the drink "Sex on the Beach". A couple in Florida took the phrase literally. The couple from Bradenton were arrested after they had sex on a public beach, this past Sunday. Several children were among the stunned onlookers, just in case you thought this couldn't get any more awkward. The man and woman were charged with lewd and lascivious behavior for their public indecency. A citizen on the beach recorded the incident and turned the shocking video over to the Bradenton police.
Crazy things can happen when you are on vacation or are just looking to kick back and enjoy the summer weather. Two days ago over in Lake Buena Vista,
Deputies in Winter Park, FL, have released a composite sketch of a man they believe to be connected to a recent sexual attack of a local woman. The police will be looking for a man who has similiar features to the alleged rapist, and he will be facing very serious sexual battery charges.
In Florida, many different types of sexual behavior are prohibited. The most serious of sex crimes is sexual battery. It's the sex crime that the public knows best as simply rape.
There are embarrassing acts to be arrested for, and then there is being charged for Lewd and Lascivious behavior. The words "lewd" and "lascivious" are synonymous with wicked behavior. But just how wicked depends on different cases.