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What is the legal minmum age for people to have sex in the UK? Are there many prosecutions of breakers of that law?

asked in sex, legal, UK

Topaz2308 answers:

It is 1 years old in the UK to have sexual intercourse but young people don't seem to wait that long if birth statistics are to be believed. They very rarely seem to prosecute any parties involved though as I suppose they think it will be a waste of taxpayers money as it seems to be rife.

Supplement from 01/14/2009 09:04pm:

16 not 1 sorry missed the 6

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robinsamuels answers:

The law says 16, however the police feel that as long as both parties are of a similar age, then it will be almost impossible to gather evidence for a prosecution.


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high1971 answers:

yet another legal loop hole as the law does state an age but also allows underage sex
as it is or can be allowed underage sex of both parties involved
and also a womam over the age may get away with having sex with a boy under the age as she knows and has accepted the risks of sexual intercourse can bring(babies, diseases)

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