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For 12–15 year olds, the 2 year (24-month) rule applies.Sexual penetration with (a) anyone more than 24 months older or (b) younger than you is a serious criminal offence.
She also issued a warning to anyone engaged in internet dating."I would urge all people of whatever gender or age to be very careful about accepting the truth of online descriptions and to be extremely cautious about allowing a virtual stranger to enter their home," she said.
A popular "sugar daddy" dating website that links young women with wealthy older men who pay to meet up with them may break sex work laws, police have warned.
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In both examples (a) and (b) the older person could be charged.
For 16–17 year olds, another person 16 or older can have sex with you if you both agree to it, but sex with a person in a position of care or authority over a 16 or 17 year old is a serious criminal offence in which the carer/supervisor can be charged.