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2012/2013 School Year:
40,196* students reached
2,046* reported victimization
*Stats as of 3/19/2013

2011/2012 School Year:
59,546* students reached
2,967* reported victimization
*Stats as of 3/19/2013

2010/2011 School Year:
114,080* students reached
5,882* reported victimization
*Stats as of 3/19/2013

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The Law - F.S. 827.071

Sexual performance by a child; penalties.--

(2) A person is guilty of the use of a child in a sexual performance if, knowing the character and content thereof, he or she employs, authorizes, or induces a child less than 18 years of age to engage in a sexual performance or, being a parent, legal guardian, or custodian of such child, consents to the participation by such child in a sexual performance. Whoever violates this subsection is guilty of a felony of the second degree.

Translation: it's a crime to use a child under 18 in a sexual performance of any kind (in a movie, on a webcam, on a website, etc., even if they consent or their parent consents)

(3) A person is guilty of promoting a sexual performance by a child when, knowing the character and content thereof, he or she produces, directs, or promotes any performance which includes sexual conduct by a child less than 18 years of age. Whoever violates this subsection is guilty of a felony of the second degree.

Translation: it's a crime to share pictures or movies or any type of sexual performance of a child under 18. Even if the child did the act willingly, you can still be arrested for having it or for sharing it!

(4) It is unlawful for any person to possess with the intent to promote any photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, or other presentation which, in whole or in part, includes any sexual conduct by a child. The possession of three or more copies of such photograph, motion picture, representation, or presentation is prima facie evidence of an intent to promote. Whoever violates this subsection is guilty of a felony of the second degree.

Translation: it's a crime to offer to share pictures or movies or any type of sexual performance of a child under 18, even if the child did it willingly you can still be arrested for having it or for sharing it!

(5) It is unlawful for any person to knowingly possess a photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, or other presentation which, in whole or in part, he or she knows to include any sexual conduct by a child. The possession of each such photograph, motion picture, exhibition, show, representation, or presentation is a separate offense. Whoever violates this subsection is guilty of a felony of the third degree.

Translation: it's a crime to have pictures or movies in your possession that contain the sexual performance of a child under 18, i.e. even if the child sent the pictures to your phone and you never asked for them: HIT DELETE, and tell an adult, that picture is illegal.

Read the complete statute - F.S. 827.071