Dear Essex Police, I ask the following question under the freedom of information act 2000 and for the protection of children and freedom of adults under the Human Rights Act 1998.I note that the current age of sexual consent (regardless of gender or orientation) is 16 years old, unless the person is 18 and IN A POSITION OF TRUST.Statutory rape is probably–no, definitely–the most controversial topic for you, our readers.Not something super divisive like abortion or feminism, statutory rape.I wanna know what you guys think about the difference.I was having breakfast the other day with a friend who was giving dating advice to his son.So, as a young person, before you have sex, ask yourself - are you ready for sex?Check out Reach Out's fact sheet for some questions that you should think about.
Me and my ex had to break up because of our age but we still love each other and still hang out.For 16–17 year olds, another person 16 or older can have sex with you if you both agree to it, but sex with a person in a position of care or authority over a 16 or 17 year old is a serious criminal offence in which the carer/supervisor can be charged.If you feel unsure about someone’s age, it is always good to check.So here’s everything you need to know about statutory rape. Statutory rape is sexual activity between two people in which one person is under the age of consenting to sexual activity in the first place. Okay, how do I find out what the age of consent is where I live.Yeah, it’s such a faux pas to link to Wikipedia, but they have an extensive list of the age of consent in every single country/state/territory on the planet so there you go.You can date someone as young as half your age plus seven years? It's no wonder that so many women feel that men their own age are too immature.It's because of this urban legend that has gone around forever.However, there seems to be little public guidance especially to young teenagers who may be experimenting, on what the law states is the correct age for 'cybersex' (Sexual talk online, via chartrooms, webcameras, text messages.) One would usually employ logic and reason to deduce that if it is ok in the eyes of the law for a 100 year old outside a position of trust to have consensual sex with a 16 year old, that the state would even marry the two and allow them to co-habitat in a rented council house and be taxed, that you would expect cyber sex to be set at 16 regardless of the age of the other, as long as he/she is 16 also; considering that English law can go against the known rules of logic and reason these days, I feel the police are best to clarify what the law states for others.My question is therefore thus: A) Is it a criminal offence for an adult 18 outside a position of trust to engage in coessential adult cybersex with a 16 year old ?Based upon this rule, the only time that a man can date a woman his own age is when he's 14 years old (because half of 14 is seven, and seven plus seven is 14).So the ripe old age of 14 -- the age when you still have pimples, are as insecure as can be and are unlikely to get anything more than a kiss from a woman your own age -- is the only time when you can enjoy dating a woman your own age? Add seven to that, so you can date a 12-year-old -- an older woman"?