Consensual Sex Between Minors – A Criminal Offence?

What a lot of parents don’t realise, particularly parents with teenage children, is the concern where two young people, and I mean under the age of 16 years… they might go to school together for example… meet, have a relationship, have sex.

Do you realise that one or the other, and it’s usually the boy, even in a situation where there has been consensual sex, has, according to law as it is at the moment, potentially committed a criminal offence.

That’s right: a criminal offence not withstanding that there is no issue that what occurred between the two was consensual.

What I suggest is that there is time for there to be informed community discussion about this topic. A consideration about whether the laws need to be changed. There are cases on foot at the moment that would speak volumes for the change of the law.

 

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