Legal Question in Criminal Law in Florida

Is it illegal for a man over the age of 24 to kiss, touch, and receive manual sex from a 17 year old? It appears as though, as long as there is no penetration, it is legal, given the definition of sexual activity:

"'sexual activity' means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another. . ." I know there is a law about lustful touching, but it didn't seem to apply to someone who is 17.

I would really like to know. Thanks in advance.

Asked on 5/14/12, 9:43 am

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Don Waggoner Don Waggoner Law, P.A.
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I think you are okay. But why play with fire? Wait till she is 18.

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Answered on 5/14/12, 10:47 am
Craig Epifanio Craig Epifanio, P.A.
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Dangerous territory but you are probably barely legal. That will generally lead to something illegal so it would be better to wait until that 17 year old is 18.

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Answered on 5/14/12, 3:50 pm

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