A 14 or 15 year old can consent to sexual activity as long as the partner is less than five years older and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person. May 10, Police also discovered hundreds of pornographic images of children on a laptop computer that Beckham had brought with him from Texas.
Sexual exploitation A 16 or 17 year old cannot consent to sexual activity if: their sexual partner is in position of trust or authority towards them, for example their teacher or coach the young person is dependent on their sexual partner, for example for care or support the relationship between the young person and their sexual partner is exploitative The following factors may be taken into account when determining whether a relationship is exploitative of the young person: the young person's age the age difference between the young person and their partner how the relationship developed for example, quickly, secretly, or over the internet whether the partner may have controlled or influenced the young person Sexual offences The Criminal Code protects all Canadians from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Child sex tourism It is against the law for a Canadian or permanent resident to travel outside of Canada and engage in any sexual activity with a young person that is against the law in Canada. Journal List Paediatr Child Health v. He was then ordered deported back to the United States.
This will place youth at an increased risk of contracting HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. The following factors may be taken into account when determining whether a relationship is exploitative of the young person:.
As before, all nonconsensual sexual activity, regardless of age, constitutes a sexual assault. In November , Beckham pleaded guilty and was sentenced to the time already served.