They may love the person who assaulted them, and not want them to get into trouble or to be mad at them.
It’s normal to be confused and not ready to tell anyone about what happened right away.
So, a person accused of a crime can raise as a defence the fact that his or her adult partner consented to the sexual activities. This article explains in a general way the law that applies in Quebec.
This article is not a legal opinion or legal advice.
Sexual intercourse with a blood relative—including a parent, child, brother, sister, half-sister, half-brother, grandparent, or grandchild—is against the law at any age.
Age of consent The Canadian Criminal Code age of consent is 16 years old. However, the age of consent goes up to 18 when there is an exploitation aspect in the relationship such as prostitution, a teacher student relatinship, or pornography.
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