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Why is the age of consent typically younger than the age of majority in many countries? [closed]

I've always been puzzled at many countries allow teenagers to have sex with each other at 14-15 years old at the youngest but still forbid them from consuming intoxicants until they are 18 or 21. Why ...
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Does this constitute reportable suspected criminal activity to FBI or local police authorities?

Suppose the following situation: Let's say while Person A was in another state, Person A's acquaintance (who we'll refer to as Jane Doe) texted him in the very late nighttime (after midnight) that ...
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Liability in sexual assault [duplicate]

I was told about a sexual assault. It was horrible, but it didn't involve actual intercourse or sexual contact beyond touching with clothes on. Either way, the victim is traumatized by what happened. ...
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If an allegation is approved, does it mean that the statistics cited in the allegation is correct?

For an example excerpt, see the Schwake v. Arizona case, page 15: The University contends that the allegations of genderbased decisionmaking are conclusory because they lack the detail of the ...
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What legal action can you take if someone calls you a sex offender with no proof?

Just went through a nasty custody battle and won sole custody and he has taken it upon himself to call my fiance a sexual abusive person to our 2 yr old child. He has blasted it on social media and ...
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In the law what is considered sexual?

This is bit of a follow up to How can a community based not-for-profit be sued? A dispute arose with a local kink community getting sued. The open letter was addressed to ... Lyncaster’s ...and ...
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How can a community based not-for-profit be sued?

This question Is normally illegal kink legal inspired me to ask this. The Metro Vancouver Kink Society is getting sued. In a short summary of events, one member of MVKS was accused of acting ...
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How can they force people to walk around and tell all the neighbours that you are a “registered sex offender”?

I've heard that people who are convicted as a "sex offender" (which is still very vague and cryptic to me) in the USA have to walk around and knock/ring on the doors of all their neighbours (it's ...
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Why does the Wikipedia article on “sex offender” list “sexting” as a crime?

Some of the crimes which usually result in a mandatory sex-offender classification are: a second prostitution conviction, sending or receiving obscene content in the form of SMS text messages (sexting)...
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Is it illegal for an actual minor to catch predators?

So a close friend of mine is a minor (close to not being) but we were wondering if it is illegal for her to pose as herself and report predators?
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Does the statute of limitations apply in the case of Tara Reade?

From this article https://www.businessinsider.com/former-biden-staffer-tara-reade-files-sexual-assault-complaint-2020-4 A woman who accused Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden of sexually ...
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What are the charges faced for sexting minor overseas?

One of my friends(18) was in an online relationship with a girl(15) overseas. They were sexting each other for about a year until he broke off contact with her, realizing the mistake he made. He ...
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What is a reason for not making an initial arrest of a person accused of sexual assault?

Recently Tommy Robinson's daughter was allegedly sexually assaulted by a man at a holiday resort somewhere in the United Kingdom. Tommy has claimed that he legally prevented the accused from ...
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What are the consequences of sexting with minors overseas?

Suppose a 15 year old sexts an adult(lets say an 18 year old) first. They engage in conversation and share nudes back and forth. This happens for about a year or so. What consequences/charges do the ...
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Does what I describe constitute sexual harassment?

I went to see a therapist for help with my mental health and relationship issues, and after a series of events she spread open her legs in a sexually suggestive manner while telling me I was in a ...
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Does the iconic WWII-end “Kiss” photo depict sexual assault?

One of the most famous images from the end of World War II was of a sailor kissing someone who looked like a nurse in Times Square, celebrating the victory. As described in a featured article in ...
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Does rape really need to include a penis in England and Wales?

According to Wikipedia, rape occurs in English law when "a man penetrates another person with his penis without the consent of the person being penetrated" but any sexual act that does not include a ...
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What is the legal term for coerced indecent acts (not including rape)?

Say that a person were coerced into performing indecent acts of a sexual nature, such as nudity, masturbation, oral sex, etc. If intercourse occurs, that would be classified as "rape". What would the ...
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Is there any recourse for a medical professional if a patient sexually assaults them in a small way?

Is there a recourse for a medical professional if a patient behaves inappropriately? (I would call it sexual assault but to be honest I don't know what would and wouldn't qualify for that definition - ...
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Talking to a Psychiatrist about a Sexual Action AS A Young child

Recently I found my entire real bio family along with a stepfather who was listed as my bio father on my birth cert. from his kids, I learned my history and what happened to me when I was 0-5 years. I ...
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sexual assault, intoxication, consent [duplicate]

This question/answer did not quite satisfy my curiosity. Let's assume this is about heterosexual sex. In a society with law that does not discriminate with respect to gender, if both a woman and man ...
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If a woman finishes before a man during sex and he continues is he raping her?

If I orgasm multiple times during sex and I am to exhausted to continue but my man partner continues to thrust in me then is he raping me or is it ok because it started out willing on both of our ...
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Difference between felony assault of an adult vs felony assault of a minor?

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 ...
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What would the correct technical charge be, for mutilating sexual assault?

If you strapped down an adult man by the legs and arms, naked, against his will, then cut off part of his penis without painkiller and without consent, what would the charge be? (Interested in USA ...
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Does the lecherous millionaire violate any laws?

The lecherous millionaire is a hypothetical character who offers to pay for a woman's sick child's medical treatment in return for sexual favours. It's meant as a philosophy thought experiment to ...
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Isn't “upskirting” illegal in the UK? Why?

According to this article https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/video/2018/jun/15/upskirting-happened-to-me-and-now-im-changing-the-law-video "upskirting" is not illegal in the UK. That sounds ...
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Is it considered rape if a victim doesn't understand what is happening?

If a person engages in sexual intercourse with another who lacks sexual education is it a crime? If so what is the crime? More specifically, suppose the innocent party is a minor (say around 12 years ...
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Is consuming, reposting and commenting revenge porn illegal?

Quotes from Dutch Authorities Seize Revenge Porn Site Anon-IB, Arrest Three Men Dutch police force Politie has seized the anonymous message board Anon-IB, a major hub of revenge porn and ...
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Are “Dry humping” and “Molesting” the same thing?

My friend's ex-boyfriend got sentenced to four years in prison for "molesting" his girlfriend who is my friend and his ex-girlfriend only they were together when he "dry humped" her. I don't quite ...
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Is it rape if it is a woman on a girl?

Now I don't fully understand what has happened to me. Yes I know what sex is. I know what rape is it's when a man forces a woman to have sex with him. But the other night I was at a friend's house ...
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Did my girlfriend rape me? Sexual assault? Nothing?

It was November 2016. We were on a high school graduation camping trip. Myself, my girlfriend of almost 3 years and about 10 of my best mates drove 4 hours north to camp on a friend's family's ...
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Rape/Sexual assault: Any tort laws apply? (US)

The statistics for how rare convictions are in rape cases are well known, due to the high burden of proof in something that often differs from something completely legal only by the giving or denying ...
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Is it legal to file a formal sexual assault complaint anonymously?

Recently, I was told that I cannot file a sexual assault complaint anonymously. I explained that I have evidence of a particular employee talking/writing about other female employees, saying he wants ...
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How are old allegations handled?

The current wave of sexual abuse allegations are (often) about actions that happened a LONG time ago (15+ years). I thought that, due to the long time, these crimes will be time-barred. Is this true? ...
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Is it rape to have sex with a man without disclosing that one is a male-to-female transgender?

A male-to-female transgender meets a male partner, but does not tell the partner about being transgender. Thus, the male partner believes the transgender is a (cis-gender) woman, and they have sex. If ...
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What is the status of using mens rea as a defense in this manner in Canada or similar jurisdictions?

In Canadian man found not guilty of raping wife, the prosecution of a rapist in Ontario, Canada failed due to mens rea because it wasn't proved that the man knew his behaviour was illegal. Not because ...
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Is sexual assault a type of assault?

During a discussion, someone explained that rape is sexual assault. During his description, he stated, "assault = rape," but in context (he was differentiating between assault and harassment), he ...
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How much authority does Department of Justice has over sexual harassment cases inside a private company?

In the recent exposes about Harvey Weinstein, a pattern of executives and assistants aiding him to prey on females have been reported. Whether it be his offices, his hotels or his restaurants, few ...
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Is it legal to grope an unconscious person in Virginia?

A friend of mine was groped by a man she knows while she was asleep. She didn't wake up because of her medication which makes her sleep pretty heavily. The man has fully admitted to doing this, so ...
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What does UK law say about “sexual suggestions” to a 14 year-old when I am 16?

I, 16, have been accused by a 14 year-old of "sexual suggestions", such as: Touching her breasts Telling her I "want to go to bed with her". Telling her "I want to sleep with her". Telling her she ...
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Serial sexual harassment from disabled person on UC campus

Recently, a post on Facebook from people at a University of California about a man, let's call him Joe, who is allegedly a serial sexual harasser has blown up. Here are the facts about the case: ...
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How can sexual assault on a minor not result in jail time in the UK?

In a related story, I read that a British convicted paedophile who was found guilty of sexually assaulting an eight year old girl a few years ago, was then only sentenced to "community order." (...
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Is there a Statute of Limitation for crimes such as molestation?

A girl is 17 now. She lives in Illinois. When she was 6, she was molested by her 17 year old uncle. Does the fact that this crime happened 11 years ago mean she cannot get justice? It was either in ...
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Why does Dubai (and other countries) imprison women who report being raped?

Most of us have heard the grotesque stories about rape victims in Dubai (and probably other countries as well), who have been imprisoned for pre-marital sex after reporting being raped to the local ...
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Is forceless groping illegal in Germany?

Is groping punishable in Germany? Assuming that no force is used, and all people involved are adults. Hypothetical case: Bob enters a bus and sits down next to Chuck. Both are adults, and they don’t ...
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How to prove yourself not raping your short term girlfriend? [duplicate]

How to legally prove yourself not raping your short term girlfriend if you are actually just had sex with her that both agreed? Conditions: Your short term girlfriend lived with you for a few days. ...
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Legality of “secret sexual relations”

Hypothetically, since having Sexual Relations with somebody requires consent. If you and your partner are having sexual relations but want to keep it secret from those around you. If one party of ...
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What kind of a legal action a man needs to take prior to having sex with a woman in order to make sure she can't accuse him of rape?

A marriage contract? I have been told the wife can claim that her husband has raped her. A signed document stating that she is having sex willingly? I have been told she can claim later that she ...