that established the legal age of sexual consent as 16.The law states that so long as the sexual relationship is not otherwise “unlawful” or with a “chaste” individual, an adult may “entice” a minor age sixteen and older to engage in sexual intercourse.His Crusader, `duallydad` Some "little old church lady" or a school teacher doing "good" or someone with malicious intent (ex girlfriend, enemy, etc) can push the DA to press charges...remember that even if the parents refuse to press charges the DA can go against their wishes because, in IL, it is statutory rape for the next year or two.The father, after instructing Compton and his daughter to end the relationship, was issued a restraining order against Mr. The SJC withdrew the orders on grounds the daughter was not in “immediate danger of abuse,” a prerequisite under for orders of protection.The father in this case may have acted in an extreme manner by seeking a restraining order, but was simply attempting to protect his daughter from a sexual threat.The law applies to men, women, gay, lesbian or straight in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you’re in another part of the world, you should find out what the law in your country says – unfortunately, we’re not able to cover anywhere but the UK.
Before you start having sex, it’s important you understand what giving (and getting) sexual consent means. According to the , it’s a criminal offence for any kind of sexual activity to take place between two people where one or both participants is under 16.
Under Massachusetts law, the court’s ruling was appropriate, which raises questions about the decency of a law that permits 16 year-old children to consent to sexual relationships.
There are scientific facts supporting why teenagers are not rational decision makers.
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