Florida Statutes: Lewd and Lascivious Conduct Defined

You will often read stories about Florida sexual offenders and predators being arrested or charged with lewd or lascivious conduct on a child. In many instances, the child is physically and / or mentally injured as a result of this conduct.
Section 800.04 (6) defines lewd or lascivious conduct as follows:

(a) A person who:

1. Intentionally touches a person under 16 years of age in a lewd or lascivious manner; or

2. Solicits a person under 16 years of age to commit a lewd or lascivious act.

You can read the full text of this Florida Statute at the official Florida Statutes Web site at Section 800.04, Florida Statutes -Lewd or lascivious offenses committed upon or in the presence of persons less than 16 years of age.

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