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Hi, I'm in the middle of writing a novel and I need an answer to a question so I have the right information for the plot. Is it legal in the United Kingdom for a 30 year old to have sexual intercourse with a 17 year old who has consented? Or is it illegal under any circumstances? Many thanks.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: UK Law
Expert:  F E Smith replied 9 months ago.

It can be illegal even if the girl consent if the older male is in a position of trust such as a step parent or teacher, youth or scout leader or suchlike.

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