It is rare, but women do get charged with having sex with minors. Often this occurs in a school setting between a teacher and a teenage boy. More and more the State is prosecuting these types of cases. A minor, legally cannot give consent, so various sex acts with minors are classified as sexual battery.
These crimes can result in a person becoming a registered sex offender for life and even worse result in long State prison sentences in the Florida Department of corrections.
The State can also charge the woman with a lewd and lascivious act with a person over 12 years of age.
There is somewhat of a double standard when it comes to women but juries have been known to convict women charged in child sex crimes.
As a sex crime lawyer, I have found that the same defenses apply to both men and women. Male jurors may be a little more sympathetic but the female jurors will often hold a woman to a higher standard. Teenage boys are “willing” victims and are often proud of having sex with an older woman. Legally, however, they are still “victims” under the law. Often, alcohol is involved and may have impaired the woman as well as the kids. If the woman provided the alcohol, it makes the case tougher but not impossible. There may be a “mental” defense and it pays to have the woman have a thorough psycho-sexual evaluation. It may not be a legal defense but may help in mitigation.
I have been defending sex crimes all my life (forty years of actually defending sex crimes) and have found that no case is impossible. Friends and relatives often abandon people charged with a child sex crime, but in reality, this is when a friend or relative needs help the most. If you have a friend or relative charged with a sex crime and want to talk, call me at 941 366 3506 for a free consultation