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What is Lewd or Lascivious Battery?

What is Lewd or Lascivious Battery?

Of all the sex crimes committed, sexual battery and sexual molestation are the most widely reported. It is rare to see cases of lewd or lascivious battery in the news. However, this week’s case involves a former Vero Beach Police Officer and lewd and lascivious battery. What is Lewd or Lascivious Battery? According to Florida law, lewd or lascivious battery is when a person engages in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age or encourages, forces, or entices any person less than 16 years of age to engage in sadomasochistic abuse, sexual bestiality, prostitution, or any other act involving sexual activity. This crime is a felony of the second degree. The Crime According to WPTV News, the lewd or… […]

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