I recently asked this question describing a hypothetical grievous assault scenario. I thank those who answered for their specific / accurate info.
I want to further understand how it affects the scenario if the person is not an adult, but under the age of 18.
Possibly you can see where I'm going with this ...
- Scenario adjustment #1: The victim is a minor
- Scenario adjustment #2: The victim is an infant, and the suspect is a parent
- Scenario adjustment #3: The victim is an infant, and the suspect is a non-medical person commissioned by the parent to do this
- Scenario adjustment #4: The victim is an infant, and the suspect is a medical person commissioned by the parent to do this
So my previous question had 3 answers after 6 hours. Somehow I feel this is going to be a tumbleweed question.
I am seeking to understand:
Why is such an action a felony crime or GBH on an adult, but not a crime on a minor?
What is the legal basis for that?
I'm looking for a specific legal framework or document or law, which provides for / accounts for the difference in handling this scenarios, please.