Florida has four statutory sexual abuse charges on the books which are used to prosecute age of consent and child abuse related crimes within the state.
One or more of these charges may be used to prosecute violations of the Florida Age of Consent, as statutory rape or the Florida equivalent of that charge.
Being aware of global variations is also a good idea to avoid breaking the law in other countries.
Also remember that ‘sex’ means different things in different countries.
Some places count things like kissing as sexual contact while other places only count sexual intercourse.
You can find out the laws in your country on your government's website.
This includes how to prevent an unplanned pregnancy and what you can do if you do get pregnant.Individuals aged 17 or younger in Florida are not legally able to consent to sexual activity, and such activity may result in prosecution for statutory rape.Florida statutory rape law is violated when a person has consensual sexual intercourse with an individual under Age 18.In the eyes of the law people are unable to give informed consent to sex when they are still considered a child.This may seem unfair, but try to remember that the law is there to protect you.