Willfully takes or attempts to take any immoral, improper, or indecent liberties with any child of either sex under the age of 16 years for the purpose of arousing or gratifying sexual desire; or
Willfully commits or attempts to commit any lewd or lascivious act upon or with the body or any part or member of the body of any child of either sex under the age of 16 years.
Generally acts such as kissing, touching, exposing oneself, and even certain words used in conversation can rise to the level of immoral, improper or indecent liberties. Your friend's best defense will probably be the fact that he did not have the requisite intent. Meaning he did not willfully take or attempt these acts, since he did not take the initial action and he was not in a mental state (medication and alcohol) to do so, and he took act of immediately separating himself from the girl. There is no guarantee that this defense will work, but it will probably be his most successful route. Having said that, if he hasn't already done so, he needs to immediately consult with a local criminal law attorney to prepare his defense.
Thank you, XXXXX XXXXX was in very basic terms which helped me to understand.
What is a class F felony?
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).