Florida teen dating laws
And having nude pictures of a minor is technically possessing child porn.Less-severe charges were filed last week against four students at Century Middle School in Lakeville, who are accused of using their cellphones to take and send “inappropriate” photos and video of two girls undressing in the locker room. The photos and video spread to more than 40 students at school.Other states have changed their laws to differentiate consensual sex from predatory crimes.Florida adopted a “Romeo and Juliet” law in 2007, allowing some people to petition the court to forgo registering as a sex offender.The girl told police she and Knowlton had sex up to 10 times during the summer, according to a Dakota County criminal complaint.The girl also said she specifically recalled having sex with Knowlton on July 20 — three days after his 18th birthday.A college already rejected his son because of his conviction, he said.
“But it’s not fair to put him in the same category as a predator.” Atkins said he is pursuing more information about the issue. 5, 2015: Samuel Benda, now 21, was charged in 2011 with possession of child pornography for having a nude photo of his 17-year-old high school girlfriend on his cellphone, taken on the night of their prom.Benda pleaded guilty to the charge in November 2012. The charge was dismissed in July 2014 after he successfully completed two years of probation.“It almost makes you aghast to see how serious this stuff gets,” said John Leunig, a criminal attorney in St.Louis Park who has defended teens accused of sex crimes.
Teens and young adults sometimes aren’t aware of the possible criminal consequences of dating someone underage, attorneys say.