i had sex when i was 14 and the guy was 19, it was in back of a car at a mall, i did give him consent but my parent's are filling charges against him, im going to therapy, but i wanted to know what charges can he get?
Violent Crime Lawyer
He can get up to 15 years for each occurrence. Here is the applicable jury instruction:
11.10 LEWD, LASCIVIOUS, INDECENT ASSAULT OR ACT UPON OR IN THE PRESENCE OF CHILD; SEXUAL BATTERY § 800.04, Fla. Stat.
The entire jury instruction can be found here: http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/jury_instructions/instructions.shtml#.
Here is a hotline for the Victim Advocates in Florida. Please call them:
Victim Services 24-Hour Hotline - (800) 569-7273
24-Hour Rape Crisis Line - 1-866-828-7273 (RAPE)
James Regan, LL.M, Esq.
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Criminal Defense Attorney
He is looking at being labeled a sex offender for the rest of his life. Since you consented, he is "only" looking at 15 years for each offense. While you were too young to give legal consent, your parents should be made aware of the consequences of both you and him. However, if they have already contacted the police it may be too late. It may be helpful to talk to a legal counselor as well as a therapist.
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