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 ?
So if a citizen was to do the common sense thing and follow this logic and it is not concurred with the greater wisdom of the law that law could land a reasonable person (such as a 19 year old) on the register and in jail.
The rise of the internet comes along online predators who created cybersex dens and took advantage of poverty.
A Belgian journalist hidden in the name of Peter Bridge, went undercover investigation and made a shocking cybersex discovery in Iligan City Philippines. And to gain the trust of the ringleaders, he pretends to be a pedophile and his efforts bear fruit as he got invited into the sex dens.
He said, “They gave me a selection of girls to choose from, between the ages of 11 and 17. I told them I was interested in having six girls, two every night – 15 and 17, 11, 13 and then younger.
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.He explained, “Girls as young as 12 work independently recruiting friends.