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Sexual Activity with an Animal

A person commits the crime of Sexual Activity with an Animal when the defendant knowingly engaged in sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal or caused or aided or abetted another person to engage in sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal or permitted sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal to be conducted on any premises under his/her charge or control or organized, promoted, conducted, advertised, aided, abetted, participated in as an observer, performed any service in the furtherance of an act involving sexual conduct or sexual contact with an animal for a commercial or recreational purpose. 

Definitions: 

Sexual conduct means any touching or fondling by a person, either directly or through clothing, of the sex organs or anus of an animal or any transfer or transmission of semen by the person upon any part of the animal for the purpose of sexual gratification or arousal of the person.

Sexual contact means any contact, however slight, between the mouth, sex organ, or anus of a person and the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration, however slight, of any part of the body of the person into the sex organ or anus of an animal, or any penetration of the sex organ or anus of the person into the mouth of the animal, for the purpose of sexual gratification or sexual arousal of the person.

Punishment:

A person convicted of Sexual Activity With An Animal is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.

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