Fla. Stat. § 794.03. Unlawful to publish or broadcast information identifying sexual offense victim (“rape shield law”)
No person shall print, publish, or broadcast, or cause or allow to be printed, published, or broadcast, in any instrument of mass communication the name, address, or other identifying fact or information of the victim of any sexual offense within this chapter, except as provided in s. 119.071(2)(h)or unless the court determines that such information is no longer confidential and exempt pursuant to s. 92.56. An offense under this section shall constitute a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office released her information.
Media contact Donna Wood in the Polk County Sheriff’s Office told me that the although the investigation is ongoing, the department is looking into filing “lewd and lascivious” charges against another juvenile for getting her pregnant. She states that the rape shield law doesn’t apply.
However, Florida criminal law makes it a criminal act for any person to engage in sexual activity with a person 12 years of age or older but less than 16 years of age, so I am unsure as to why the rape shield law WOULDN’T apply (as Cassidy is a “sexual offense victim.”).