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Fort Lauderdale  Juvenile  Sex Offender and Sex Offense Lawyer  For Your Child 985.475 Juvenile sexual offenders.— (1) CRITERIA.—A “juvenile sexual offender” means: (a) A juvenile who has been found by the court under s. 985.35 to have committed a violation of chapter 794, chapter 796, chapter 800, s. 827.071, or s. 847.0133; (b) A juvenile found to have committed any felony violation of law or delinquent act involving juvenile sexual abuse. “Juvenile sexual abuse” means any sexual behavior that occurs without consent, without equality, or as a result of coercion. For purposes of this subsection, the following definitions apply: 1. “Coercion” means the exploitation of authority, use of bribes, threats of force, or intimidation to gain cooperation or compliance. 2. “Equality” means two participants operating with the same level of power in a relationship, neither being controlled nor coerced by the other. 3. “Consent” means an agreement including all of the following: a. Understanding what is proposed based on age, maturity, developmental level, functioning, and experience. b. Knowledge of societal standards for what is being proposed. c. Awareness of potential consequences and alternatives. d. Assumption that agreement or disagreement will be accepted equally. e. Voluntary decision. f. Mental competence. Juvenile sexual offender behavior ranges from noncontact sexual behavior such as making obscene phone calls, exhibitionism, voyeurism, and the showing or taking of lewd photographs to varying degrees of direct sexual contact, such as frottage, fondling, digital penetration, rape, fellatio, sodomy, and various other sexually aggressive acts. (2) Following a delinquency adjudicatory hearing under s. 985.35, the court may on its own or upon request by the state or the department and subject to specific appropriation, determine whether a juvenile sexual offender placement is...