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Is it illegal in the UK to watch online a 14 year old boy

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Is it illegal in the UK to watch online a 14 year old boy have sex in the phillipines
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Can you explain your situation a little more?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I have been accused of doing so
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what is the answer
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Did you know he was 14?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
It was implied....but I never actually viewed it....so I do not know if it even happened....I was asked to pay...but did not
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I understood the age of consent in the phillipines is 12....
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
have I committed a crime in the uk
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can you answer this
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

It is an indecent image so viewing it would be an offence anywhere in the UK.

If you didn't view it though then it would not.

It depends what you have actually done.

There is no defence in saying that the event itself took place in the Phillipines though.

Can I clarify anything for you?

Jo

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
If I did not view it....have I committed a crime
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

If you didn't view it though then it would not.

It depends what you have actually done.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I assumed I was contacted by someone offering a range of sexual activities...including this...I did not view it...I did not pay for it...and said bye
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
have I committed a crime
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

What was your immediate response when this was offered?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
We discussed her prices...I then refused to pay up front and said bye
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Still convinced it was a scam
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what if any crime ,might I have committed
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

Yes, but did you know that you were being offered an indecent image when you negotiated prices?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
No sight of anyone....so I was covinced it was a scam...I did not even believe.heexisted
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I never even saw her....so I was convinced it was a scam
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

If you haven't watched anything or negotiated anything then that is not an offence.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Do the police have to prove he exists...
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

No.

I'm happy to continue with this please rate my answer.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
what is the offence...if I never saw her....or him.....
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Very helpful so far....
Expert:  Jo C. replied 10 months ago.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
can I be charged for any crime