Actions, such as struggling and trying to leave, show that you do not consent.The police will not charge you with assault if the force you use is reasonable.One explanation might be the approach of Pinellas-Pasco Public Defender Bob Dillinger and Pinellas County sheriff's detectives.The Sheriff's Office devotes a unit of eight detectives to monitoring the county's sexual offenders and predators.
"If we know somebody is eligible to be helped out by a law, well, it's also our duty to notify them so they can take advantage of it," said Detective Scott Summers.This booklet provides information on what is meant by the age of consent to sexual activity and an overview of some of Canada’s laws on sexual assault, and other offences involving sexual exploitation. This is the age that criminal law recognizes the legal capacity of a young person to consent to sexual activity.Generally, it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is 16 years or older if they agree to have sex with you. It is important to know that in some situations a person must be 18 years old to consent to sexual activity.Depending on what you are doing and who you are doing it with, sexual activity with a person under 18 years-old is illegal.A person under 18 years of age cannot consent to sexual activity if: What about persons under 16 years old?The girl's mother pressed charges, and Gorby ended up guilty of lewd and lascivious battery on a minor. Nicknamed the "Romeo and Juliet" law, it allows judges the discretion to weigh crimes like Gorby's with the lifelong punishment that comes with being labeled a sex offender.