The new measure signed on Wednesday by the governor was passed by Florida's legislature in an unanimous vote earlier this month. The new law, SB 160, makes it illegal to possess, give away, sell or displaying a child-like sex dolls. The law takes effect on Oct. 1.
This is called the “age of consent.”These laws are meant to protect minors from being manipulated or forced into sex with older people. In Florida, you can legally consent to sex when you become 16 years old. If one person is at least 16 but less than 18, legally, the teen cannot consent to sex if the other person is 24 or older.
(4) If an offense under this section directly results in the victim giving birth to a child, paternity of that child shall be established as described in chapter 742. If it is determined that the offender is the father of the child, the offender must pay child support pursuant to the child support guidelines described in chapter 61.
Florida's Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law on Thursday a bill to outlaw child-like sex dolls in his state.
Re: sex toys and age. First, I would not rely on the faceless words of a lawyer via the internet when making important business decisions that may have a substantial economic impact and significant legal ramifications. Second, the age requirements can range from 18 to 25 depending on the state or jurisdiction involved.
The Crimes Explained. The usual sex crimes laws found in other states also exist in Florida. These consist of any sexual activity with a minor, lascivious acts or lewd conduct, sexual assault or battery and the act of rape against another. When the person engages in or participates in any activity with a minor in a sexual manner, he or she may ...
In Florida, it is illegal for an adult (someone 18 or older) to have sex with a minor (someone younger than 18), even if the sex is consensual. Those who break the law have committed statutory rape. Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities.
In Florida, the age of consent is 18. Persons below the age of consent cannot legally consent to having sex, which means that anyone over the age of consent who engages in sexual relations with someone below the age of 18 – even if the minor gives his or her consent – is in violation of the law, and may be charged with statutory rape.
Florida Prohibited Consensual Sexual Activity Laws. All states criminalize sexual behavior that is coerced, forced, and assaultive. Often, however, they also have laws regulating consensual sex between adults. These laws are rooted in the social norms of the state at the time they were written. For example, several states have laws prohibiting ...
You likely know there is a long history in the United States of regulating, and even criminalizing, various sexual practices and sex toys. The courts are split and have been for about twenty years. Federal Constitutional laws and state statute laws diverge. So, without a lot more detail you can't get a legal answer.