A Palatka man pleaded guilty to sex trafficking with a minor on Monday afternoon in a federal courtroom. Harrison, 35, was arrested and charged with buying or selling a minor for prostitution in April, according to an arrest report.
Alachua County Sheriff's deputies received an anonymous tip about the activity, and Harrison was arrested at the Days Inn hotel at 7516 Newberry Road, with the underage girl.
In the United States, the age of consent is the minimum age at which an individual is considered legally old enough to consent to participation in sexual activity.
The severity of the criminal charge (felony, misdemeanor, etc) depends on the specifics of the acts committed and the relative ages of the perpetrator and victim. Furthermore, there may also be municipal and/or county ordinances in your area regarding sex offenders/predators.For contact information for each of the Sheriff’s Offices and Police Departments click on Links from the registry website.So far about 250 people — all but six of them men — have successfully petitioned a judge to remove their name, mug shot, address and other personal information from an online state sex offender and predator database, according to the Florida Senate.Nearly a quarter of the people removed from the database committed their crimes in Pinellas and Pasco counties, the study found, the highest concentration in the state. "I can't tell you why that number is like that," said Beverly Andringa, the Pinellas-Pasco prosecutor who reviews the requests.