Amendments to criminal jury instructions.

 
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The Supreme Court Committee on Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases submits the following amended instructions for comment. The committee proposes the following:

11.17(c)--TRAVELING TO MEET A MINOR

11.17(d)--TRAVELING TO MEET A MINOR FACILITATED BY A PARENT, LEGAL GUARDIAN, OR CUSTODIAN

The committee invites all interested persons to comment on the proposals, reproduced in full below. Comments must be received by the committee in either electronic format or hard copy on or before August 17, 2015. The committee will review all comments received in response to the above proposal at its next meeting and will consider amendments based upon the comments received. Upon final approval of the instruction, the committee will make a recommendation to the Florida Supreme Court. File your comments electronically to CrimJuryInst@flcourts.org, in the format of a Word document. If you cannot file electronically, mail a hard copy of the comment to Standard Jury Instructions Committee in Criminal Cases, c/o Bart Schneider, General Counsel's Office, Office of the State Courts Administrator, 500 S. Duval Street, Tallahassee 32399-1900.

11.17(c) TRAVELING TO MEET A MINOR

[section] 847.0135(4)(a), Fla. Stat.

To prove the crime of Traveling to Meet a Minor, the State must prove the following two elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

  1. (Defendant used a[n] [computer on-line service] [Internet service] [local bulletin board service] [device capable of electronic data storage or transmission] to [seduce] [solicit] [lure] [entice] [attempt to [seduce] [solicit] [lure] [entice]] a [child] [person believed by the defendant to be a child] to engage in [(insert illegal act in chapter 794, 800, or 827 as alleged in the charging instrument)] [unlawful sexual conduct].

  2. (Defendant) then [traveled] [attempted to travel] [caused another to travel] [attempted to cause another to travel] [within this state] [to this state] [from this state] for the purpose of [(insert violation of chapter 794, 800, or 827 as alleged in the charging instrument)] [unlawful sexual conduct] with a [child] [person believed by the defendant to be a child].

    The mere fact that an undercover operative or law enforcement officer was involved in the detection and investigation of this offense shall not constitute a defense from prosecution.

    Definitions.

    A "child" means any person, whose identity is known or unknown, less than 18 years of age.

    Give the following definitions if applicable. Additional definitions can be added as applicable depending on the nature...

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