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What is the difference between Sexual Offender and Sexual Predator?

  • On behalf of Mike G Law posted in on Monday, February 22, 2016

What is the difference between a sexual offender and a sexual predator? Who is a sexual offender under Florida Law? A sexual offender is an individual who has been convicted of a qualifying sexual offense in Florida or another jurisdiction; has been released from or is currently serving parole, probation, or on or after October 1, 1997. They establish or maintain a residence (permanent, temporary, or transient) in Florida and have a requirement to register or would have a requirement to register as a sexual offender in another jurisdiction; Qualifying Offenses are: False imprisonment (F.S. 787.02), where the victim is a minor and the defendant is not the victim’s parent or guardian. Sexual misconduct prohibited (F.S. 393.135(2)) or (F.S. 394.4593(2)).... Read More »