Often times in mainstream media, the terms sexual predator and sexual offender juxtapose one another. It’s important to note there is a distinct difference between the two, often in legal terms as well, in the state of Florida.
• A sexual predator is someone who habitually seeks out sexual situations that
are deemed exploitative.
• A sexual offender is someone who has committed a sexual offense,
either rape, assault, sodomy or molestation of another person,
either child or adult.
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