This may seem illogical since the 13 year old has also had sex with a minor and because these laws are intended to protect children which includes the 15 year old. In others, protective action by the children's services, whether in respect of the perpetrator or the victim or both, may be more appropriate. As Lady Hale put it, "the law has disabled children under 13 from giving their consent. Traditionally, many age of consent laws dealt primarily with men engaging in sexual acts with underage girls and boys the latter acts often falling under sodomy and buggery laws. Clogging up the buses, jacking mobile phones, laughing at your shoes, frightening the world as they flip between aggression and affection like Sunny Delight-ful psycho killers. Archived from the original on 9 June
The laws in each state vary, but in some cases children can be charged criminally for sexual behaviors with other children.
Age of consent
It is an offence for someone in a position of authority over a young person to have sex or engage in any sexual behaviour with that young person unless the young person is over 18 years of age. Views Read Edit View history. As long as you keep your self-respect. Not because I think that teenagers should be having sex at 12, but because I think they should be delaying it until they are ready. The young people in your life also should be warned against photographing or recording sexual encounters.