Provided you are not in a position of trust (which you say you are not), it is only an offence to have sexual activity with someone aged 15 or below. The legal age for sexual activity is 16, and hence there would be no offence committed by you.
I hope this clarifies the position for you.
No, there is no restriction as you are both deemed to be adults for this purpose.
My colleague has opted out. I am a criminal practitioner.
To be wholly honest, it is best not to get involved with a person under the age of 18.
Photography is illegal with anybody under 18. The age of consent is 18 for those purposes basically because there needed to be international agreement so the oldest age of consent was chosen.
Actual contact is lawful from 16 unless you are in a position of trust.
Do bear in mind though that young ladies do sometimes make false allegations and a big age difference renders you very vulnerable.
Can I clarify anything for you?
Well, as I said really.
You can have sexual contact with her but not exchange photography.
I wouldn't send texts either. There are two many offences.
Otherwise texts are a very good idea as you can use them to disprove false allegations when accusers want to get revenge, attention or compensation.
Not until she is 18 about anything lewd.
But thereafter texts are very useful because you can prove exactly what accusers have said and then when they start lying and say they didn't consent the jury can have vision of their texts.
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