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Age of consent

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Hapasi View Drop Down

Joined: 28/January/2012
Location: Australia
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    Posted: 28/January/2012 at 01:13
Hi! In Victoria (Aust) the legal age of consent for sexual intercourse is 16. Does anyone know if there is a maximum legal age difference between them? Is it okay for a 16 year old girl to have sex with a 22 year old man even if she is willing? Thanks for your help!

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  Quote AsiaOilDude Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/January/2012 at 13:15
There are other issues - are you a relative of any sort, are you in a position of power, is she mentally retarded?
Not legal advice. Personal opinion only. Seek legal advice from qualified personnel only.

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  Quote Ponala Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28/January/2012 at 17:11
The short is answer that is okay and legal, with the proviso - as asiaoildude points out - that they are not in a position of power/authority over the 16 year old. ie: teacher, relative, carer, coach, cop, priest, counsellor or similar roles. and that the 16 year old has no mental issues which would affect her ability to consent ie: mentally retarded.

Just a purely boyfriend/girlfriend type scenario and it is fine. And their is no maximum age difference.

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