This new law is looking to create a uniformed, understood age of consent factor across the entire country.
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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 ?
Some social media users attributed the purported legislation to the advancement of a “homosexual agenda,” while others (as in the example tweet embedded above) described it as a harbinger of “Sharia law.” But the report involving that purported legislation was just another fabrication that originated with Now8News, a fake news site that doesn’t feature a disclaimer warning readers they publish fiction.