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My name is ***** ***** I am a lawyer based in London. Could you explain this situation in a little more detail please?
It really depends on what he actually says and does. Is there any need to comment on it at all?
Presently there is nothing in the Sexual Offences Act 2003 or associated legislation which makes reading this type of material a crime. A crime could be committed if, for example, child images were obtained, viewed or downloaded or there was some contact with children and it involved grooming. . Making a comment about an article is unlikely to amount to a crime either but, of course, the writer has to be careful what he says as inciting sexual offences is a crime. But in general terms I can't see anything illegal from what you have described so far.
I can't comment on U.S. law unfortunately as I only practise in the U.K.
Not necessarily. Crude, offensive or sexually explicit comments could amount to an offence obviously but so could veiled or disguised comments. It really depends on what is said, what the context is and the writers intention.