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Penalties depend on the ages of the defendant and victim.

The offense is broken into categories, and penalties vary depending on the circumstances of the crime, as described below.

The legal age at which lawmakers believe a child is capable of making a reasonable decision and consent is referred to as the age of consent.

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.

Statutory rape, by definition, does not entail any use of force in the initiation of sexual intercourse.

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