Lewd & Lascivious Molestation

F.S. 800.04(5)(a) [Life Felony]

Before you can find a Defendant guilty of Lewd and Lascivious Molestation, the State Attorney's Office must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. The victim is under sixteen years of age, and

  2. Defendant touches him/her in a lewd and lascivious manner on their breasts, genitals, genital area, or buttocks, or the clothing covering them.

1. The age of the Defendant and the victim impact the potential punishment for the offense. See F.S. 800.04(5)(b),(c)1. and (c)2.
2. A lewd and lascivious molestation charge can be prosecuted by the State Attorney's Office where the victim commits the alleged molestation when enticed to do so by the Defendant.