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Have You Been Accused of a Sex Crime in The Villages, FL?

Are you or a loved one facing charges for a sexual offense and looking for an experienced The Village sex crime attorney? Sex crime convictions can result in serious consequences including extensive prison sentences, loss of employment, and a lifetime on the sex offender registry. Even the accusation alone without a conviction can have serious impacts on someone’s life.

Washo and Spivey is a team of experienced sex crime attorneys in the Villages, Florida with 45+ years of combined experience in successfully defending clients in sex-related criminal cases. Our law firm is located next to the Sumter County Clerk’s Office and Courthouse, so we are nearby and ready to serve you 24/7.

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What Constitutes a Sex Crime in Florida?

In Florida, a sex crime is defined by statutes that encompass a range of illegal sexual behaviors. Offenses classified as sex crimes in Florida include sexual battery (rape), lewd and lascivious behavior, child pornography, and sexual activity with minors. State law emphasizes the lack of consent and the age of the individuals involved in these acts.

Lewd and lascivious offenses generally refer to sexual acts committed in the presence of or involving minors, with different categories based on the ages of both the perpetrator and the minor. Possession, distribution, or production of child pornography is also a serious sex crime in Florida. The state’s legal framework ensures strict penalties for those convicted of sex crimes, including potential prison sentences, fines, and the requirement to register as a sex offender.

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Florida Sex Crime Charges & Penalties

Florida sex crimes encompass a wide range of offenses with different penalties depending on the circumstances and severity of the crime(s). Understanding the different types of sex-related offenses is important for navigating the legal complexities and societal impacts of these crimes.

Internet Sex Crimes

Online sex crimes include illegal activities that are conducted or initiated on the internet, such as possession or distribution of child pornography, sexual solicitation of minors, and sexual exploitation. These crimes leverage the anonymity and reach of the internet to target vulnerable individuals, especially minors.

Lewd & Lascivious Conduct

Lewd and lascivious conduct refers to indecent or obscene acts, often involving sexual behavior, that are considered offensive by legal standards. This conduct typically includes inappropriate touching, sexual activity in public, or behavior deemed morally offensive. Penalties vary depending on the severity and context of the act.


Molestation involves unwanted or inappropriate sexual touching of another person, often with a focus on minors. These crimes can range from fondling to more invasive sexual abuse like rape. Molestation is considered a serious violation of personal boundaries and has significant legal repercussions, especially when children are involved.

Prostitution & Solicitation

Solicitation and prostitution involve offering, agreeing to, or engaging in sexual activity in exchange for money or other compensation. Solicitation refers to the act of seeking or proposing such transactions. Both are often subject to legal penalties, though laws and enforcement vary significantly across different jurisdictions.

Rape & Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any form of non-consensual sexual contact towards another person. This can range from groping to attempted rape and does not necessarily require physical force. The legal penalties for sexual assault vary widely depending on the jurisdiction, the specific circumstances of the crime, and the severity of the assault.

Sexual Battery

Sexual battery in Florida refers to any non-consensual sexual contact or penetration, regardless of the victim’s physical resistance. It is a serious offense and often classified as a felony with severe legal consequences including lengthy prison sentences and mandatory registration as a sex offender.

Child Pornography

Child pornography crimes involve creating, distributing, possessing, or accessing sexually explicit material featuring minors. These offenses are severely punished due to their exploitative nature and involvement of young children. Child pornography laws were established to protect children from sexual exploitation and dismantle networks that produce and disseminate abusive material.

Traveling to Meet a Minor

Traveling to meet a minor, a severe crime in many jurisdictions including Florida, involves an adult intentionally going to a specific location to engage in unlawful sexual activity with a person under the age of consent. Since internet usage is so prevalent among all age groups, contact with the minor is usually initiated online.

Luring or Enticing a Child

Luring or enticing a child in Florida is a serious offense where an adult attempts to coax or persuade a child into a vehicle, building, or secluded area, potentially for malicious intentions. This act, often associated with abduction or sexual exploitation, is rigorously prosecuted to protect minors from harm.

Statutory Rape

Statutory rape is defined as sexual activity involving an adult and a person below the legal age of consent. Even if the minor was a “willing” participant, the sex act is still considered a crime because underage individuals are legally unable to consent.

Indecent Exposure

Public indecency involves deliberately displaying one’s genitals in public, causing alarm or offense to others. It’s considered a criminal act, often classified as a misdemeanor, but can escalate to a felony under certain circumstances, like repeated offenses.

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Find a The Villages Sex Crime Attorney Near Me

If you need professional legal assistance with a sex offense case, schedule a consultation with a The Villages sex crime attorney, Tavares sex crime attorney or Bushnell sex crime attorney. We can go over the details of your case, build a specialized legal strategy, and work to achieve the best possible legal outcome. Contact our law office by calling our main phone number or submitting a form request through our website. We look forward to speaking with you and providing support during this challenging time.


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