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When a person has sexual intercourse or performs other sexual acts with a minor between the ages of 12 and 16, that person has committed lewd or lascivious battery. In addition, if that person simply encouraged the minor to engage in a sexual act, lewd or lascivious battery charges can be brought.
Penalties for these crimes may include the following:
When an individual purposefully touches another individual under 16 years of age on their genital area, genitals, breasts, buttocks, or clothing covering those areas, lewd or lascivious molestation occurs. It also applies if an individual forces another person under 16 years of age to touch themselves in those areas. Age plays a big part in determining the penalties for this crime.
Defendant is 18 or older; victim is younger than 12:
Defendant is younger than 18; victim is younger than 12:
Defendant is 18 or older; victim is 12-16:
Defendant is under 18; victim is 12-16:
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